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Re: What book turned you on to reading and how old were you?

Post by hnm216 » 07 Feb 2015, 20:03

I've been interested in reading for as long as I can remember. I do have an older brother that has always enjoyed reading so it was probably just a copycat thing that turned into a passion. I used to read books that he read (he was three years ahead of me, reading a couple years above his level, so my reading level was super high) The only problem I have with reading is I read too fast, I get sad when I finish a book, and really devastated when I finish a series.

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Post by michelewhite0068 » 07 Feb 2015, 23:56

I have loved to read since I can remember. I think my most memorable moment of reading occurred in fifth grade when my teacher read us the novel Where the Red Fern Grows. It affected me deeply.
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Post by PashaRu » 08 Feb 2015, 00:07

I don't think there was one book that did it. For as long as I can remember, I've been reading. One of the earliest books I remember reading is Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
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Post by kkabir » 08 Feb 2015, 02:51

when i was starting reading book was 13 years old it was a directive book

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Post by csimmons032 » 18 Mar 2015, 13:34

I honestly don't remember. I started reading when I was in elementary school and I was always reading. I don't remember the book or books that got me started on reading. I do remember liking a couple of series when I was little, but I read a lot before those series.

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Post by Christinar81 » 18 Mar 2015, 18:34

I was around 7-8 years old when I got hooked on the Babysitter's Club and Nancy Drew books. Thanks to those books I am now nicknamed The Bookworm. :D
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Post by Sarah Clay » 20 Jul 2015, 19:32

I started reading Harry Potter when I was ten. Ever since, I've been a reading banshee.

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Post by Mariar3 » 20 Jul 2015, 20:59

I'm pretty sure that the first book I read on my own was Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham. My mom was reading me fairy tales before that though so I credit my love of reading to her.

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Post by sarah92480 » 20 Jul 2015, 21:39

A Little Golden Book called "The Monster at the End of This Book". It was the very first book I read on my own when I was 3 years old. Been hooked ever since. :mrgreen:

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Post by Jolyon Trevelyan » 21 Jul 2015, 09:09

Don`t remember the book but i am pretty sure it was a Roald Dahl book i guess i was 11 or 12.
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Post by kitsune1997 » 22 Jul 2015, 14:24

I don't really remember the name, as i was five, but it was a children's book
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Post by JGannaban » 23 Jul 2015, 07:48

Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus. My father read it to me when I was three-years-old and that convinced me that there was magic in the pages of a book. What encouraged me to read more on my own was the World Book Encyclopedia when I was eight.

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Post by Ama Idim » 04 Aug 2017, 19:10

I was probably 5 or 6 when I started reading. I just loved picking any book around to read until I got mine.

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Post by Elle Howard » 28 Aug 2017, 18:44

In first grade my mother got a subscription to a children's book club. I think it was twice a month that a box of books would get delivered by mail. My sisters and I would read and re-read these books until the next shipment arrived. That is what started my love of reading.
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Post by IanYanny » 19 Sep 2017, 06:04

I was around 7 years old. It was a big thick medical book. I can't exactly remember the title but I was curious about the different images on it.

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