What Made You Love Reading And Writing?

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  1. Holly Saunders

    Holly Saunders Veteran Member
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    I had a an unhappy childhood, very few toys to play with....but my mother was a nurse and she had a leather bound set of Medical encyclopaedias...and in the absence of anything else to play with I would get these books down when she was not around and read them ...I loved the smell of them, and would immerse myself in them for hours..then at around age 9 or 10 I learned about the Public lending library and the first time I entered I thought I'd died and gone to heaven ..it was like a toy store for me...books wherever you looked and all for me to take home and read for up to 3 weeks at a time.

    I'd always loved writing, I was an A student in English...reading, writing from a very young age was always a joy for me..

    I wasn't a quiet studious child, far from it..I;d go outside and play like any child...but my 'indoor toys' were always my books!!
     
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  2. Terry Page

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    Yes I had a similar childhood Holly, though it was a happy one in my case, my mother was a nurse and the house was full of all sorts of books, from medical to Edgar Allan Poe, I read avidly and being uncensored some of the fiction I was reading gave me nightmares :eek:

    Like you I discovered the public library and read an enormous number of books, and my doing well in English at school was helped by all this reading I presume.

    I guess as it was before television and long before computers there were no diversions, so it was much easier than nowadays,
     
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    I have been reading for like forever. I have been writing since 2006 and a friend got me to start writing on-line in 2008.
     
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  4. Karen McKenzie

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    My Auntie had a book of illustrated fairy tales I loved. I could read them over and over...the illustrations just gave wings to the stories. I loved the library..it felt peaceful and solid..I mean all those words around me from millions of voices..and when I read a book I took a little part of them with me.
     
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    Aha, that's why you look familiar- I've read some of your online material. Can't place which site it was on, though.
    If it's o.k. to ask, did you write for Associated Content, HubPages, or Bubblews?
     
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  6. Frank Sanoica

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    @Holly Saunders I could never have guessed, based on the wording of your OP. No toys, how much happiness, I wonder? Small wonder at the adoption of reference to "dolly", then.

    I imagine the skeletons I've released from their graves have either directed readers to browse elsewhere, or sympathize, or doubt validity. Personally, I had plenty of toys, and friends (until I burned my face off!).

    You are sharing pain? Or, am I understanding incorrectly? Frank
     
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    Books were one of my favorite things as a child, too. My folks had a little neighborhood store, and we had living space in the back; so that is where I spent all of my time. My mom got me a set of those Little Golden Books, and I loved all of the stories, and Pokey Little Puppy was my favorite. I knew it by heart, before i was even able to read, and that was part of how I learned to read.
    Then came cowboy books, and I had a wonderful book that was full of cowboy stories and a horse called "Noonday Sun", who became my dream horse. Roy Rogers comics followed that.
    Since I was an only child, and my mom was usually busy in the store, reading was an important part of my young life.
     
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  8. Teresita Campaner

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    As a student i love reading as a way of knowing what other people are doing in their lives. When i reached college, due to some financial constraints, i worked as a student assistant in the library. When i graduated from college i was taken as one of the staff in the library and later on sent for a graduate study of library science. If given the chance again, i would still choose to work in the library as i come to love books and learning from reading books.
     
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