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Post by zombie_chinchilla » 13 May 2010, 19:22

Personally, I read because I always like to envision the characters as real. I like to travel everywhere in books, and the fact that they so easily do that is why I love them. <3

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Post by MatthewAlexander » 05 Sep 2014, 06:57

My mom always read to me and my siblings when we were to young to do it ourselves. I remember her reading Harry Potter to us, which is probably where it all began for me, because even though she read me the whole series when I was older I wanted to go back and read it myself. I just love how lost I can get in a book; I can get away from reality for awhile. Book characters are a big part of the reason too. I fall in love with so many of them. They make great friends all through the journey of a book. I just love everything about reading.

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Post by TrishaAnn92 » 05 Sep 2014, 09:46

I love to read for the simple fact that I can step into a new world for a while and be carried away. My parents weren't readers but when they realized I had a love for reading they did everything they could to encourage it. My grandmothers always bought me new books to read too. My cousin and I are really the only readers in my family so we would constantly share books when we got them.
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Post by gali » 05 Sep 2014, 09:50

My parents always read to me and were readers themselves. They passed their love of reading to me and I encourage my kids to read as well. I love to read and it is part of who I am.
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Post by Norma_Rudolph » 05 Sep 2014, 21:27

Reading was a great way to pass the time as a kid. We live a long way out in the country so I didn't have a lot of others to play with. Then I started reading because it was a way to dream of other places and let my mind run to where it wanted to.

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Post by ALynnPowers » 20 Sep 2014, 12:46

I'm a super introvert, and it's the best way to "recharge" my internal batteries.

Plus I sometimes hate my life and it's an easy way to escape, even if just for a little while.

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Post by han87 » 20 Sep 2014, 22:15

I Love to read partially because I was raised to its a cheaper more healthful alternative to TV. Also my parents loved reading and encouraged me and my siblings to do the same including frequent library trips. Being a shy introverted child reading helped me explore the world from a safe place.
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Post by ALynnPowers » 14 Nov 2014, 09:20

han87 wrote:I Love to read partially because I was raised to its a cheaper more healthful alternative to TV. Also my parents loved reading and encouraged me and my siblings to do the same including frequent library trips. Being a shy introverted child reading helped me explore the world from a safe place.
It's always nice to let your introverted mind recharge with a book. And still feel like you are getting social experience by interacting with the characters in the story! 8)

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Post by chouk1902 » 14 Nov 2014, 17:51

Helps me get away from all my problems and block out everything else.

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Post by dixiewitch1989 » 14 Nov 2014, 20:29

My mom read to me before I could read on my own. Stories like wjite fang and the lochness monster were my bedtime stories. Naturally I turned into quite a book worm. But my adoration of the fantasy novels was due to my overactive imagination. Its like chocolate for my brain.

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Post by pretzelsnow » 21 Nov 2014, 14:50

I LOVE to read.In fact,I can't live without books.My parents or siblings don't read at all, I just enstilled this love of reading in myself when I was maybe oh 10. From that point on I always have a nose stuck in a book.LITERALLY ALWAYS. They simply have become a part of me.
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Post by jjones3841 » 21 Nov 2014, 15:34

My love of reading started with my mom and her love of books. I think that the biggest thing for me is the escape. Living in a fantasy world is better than living in the world around me. I have gone all over the world in books, and met so many people. I have experienced lifetimes of adventures. I hope that one day I will pull myself out of the books and experience some of those adventures for myself in real life.

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Post by Little House » 21 Nov 2014, 16:33

I love the escapism of fiction. I love learning new things through non-fiction.

I don't know where my love for reading came from but I do know that it started before I could even read. I wanted to go to Kindergarten so that I could learn to read.

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Post by LivreAmour217 » 21 Nov 2014, 17:32

My parent's love of reading is probably the biggest reason--our house had tons of books, so many in fact that "book" was one of my first words! Also, I enjoy learning about new things, and I'm always up for a good story. Reading is also a versatile hobby that can go with you anywhere, and my books have been a great source of comfort throughout the upheavals of my lifelong affiliation with the military.
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Post by lincolnp » 21 Nov 2014, 20:27

My older sister and I are bookworms (what an apt descriptor). I always assumed I got it from my dad, but as I look back on it, I realized that he only liked to read scientific kinds of books like Cosmos by Carl Sagan - he never actually read the book cover to cover - he read parts of it and of course perused all of the pictures (like that? - perused - my new word for the day):). There were neighbors - a farmer and his wife who had been a school teacher and I think many of the books I read as a child probably came from her. When I got older I got my books from the library at school, and then eventually the public library (we didn't really have a public library to speak of until I was in Jr High). Books were not bought until I became an adult and was out on my own (there were 5 kids and there just wasn't the money). When all the kids were all grown and mom had a little more money she could spend capriciously she would buy me a book. I discovered later that my mother was quite a book worm herself, once the kids were raised. We would take forays to the library and she would come out with twice as many books as I did. Reading became difficult in later years for her because of her vision (large print books are not always readily available), especially after she had a stroke. I always wished that Kindles had been around then, they are light and she could have made the print as large as she needed. UH OH - All of this and I didn't even discuss why I like to read... Do miss mom though. :(

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