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Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 27097 posts
Apr 3rd '13
Quoting *e.j. {slytherin}:" True story! I hope to God my kids inherit my love of reading."


I'm worry about my son actually lol. DH and I are pretty much opposite in every way as far as our interests go. I'm a book addict, and he swears he's never read a single book. We're different about everything else too. So I assume that means DS has a 50/50 shot when it comes to inheriting each thing from us. He'd be a perfect person if he managed to get it all :) He definitely likes to be read to and he can recite some of his favorite books, so I hope that means he's on his way to a love of reading once he can actually read

7 lucky charms Due February 28; 7 kids; Ireland 1958 posts
Apr 3rd '13

3of my older kids love reading.shawn my 3 yr old loves for anyone to read to him and so does ryan my 16 month old.but 6 of them love harry potter so far.

*e.j. {slytherin} 16 kids; France 2258 posts
Apr 3rd '13
Quoting 7 lucky charms:" 3of my older kids love reading.shawn my 3 yr old loves for anyone to read to him and so does ryan my 16 month old.but 6 of them love harry potter so far."


6/7 is pretty damn good! :D

*e.j. {slytherin} 16 kids; France 2258 posts
Apr 3rd '13
Quoting Klaus:" I'm worry about my son actually lol. DH and I are pretty much opposite in every way as far as our interests ... [snip!] ... he can recite some of his favorite books, so I hope that means he's on his way to a love of reading once he can actually read"


My dad used to read novels to me as bedtime stories (we did The Hobbit, the first LOTR, Little House on the Prairie series -- he loved that one haha -- Moby d**k, a bunch of Charles Dickens ones etc) and so I thank him.
My mom is a reader too but nowhere near as much as my dad and I haha.

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 27097 posts
Apr 3rd '13
Quoting *e.j. {slytherin}:" My dad used to read novels to me as bedtime stories (we did The Hobbit, the first LOTR, Little House ... [snip!] ... a bunch of Charles Dickens ones etc) and so I thank him. My mom is a reader too but nowhere near as much as my dad and I haha."


Yeah, my mom read to me as well. My dad doesn't read. He can barely even spell lol. But I was in 4th grade the first time I ever read a book not required by school. My mom made me lol, but I'm glad she did!

*e.j. {slytherin} 16 kids; France 2258 posts
Apr 3rd '13
Quoting Klaus:" Yeah, my mom read to me as well. My dad doesn't read. He can barely even spell lol. But I was in 4th ... [snip!] ... But I was in 4th grade the first time I ever read a book not required by school. My mom made me lol, but I'm glad she did! "


Dang! 4th grade! It sounds like blasphemy to me haha. 4th grade was when I discovered HP by happy coincidence, because my teacher assigned it to me as an extra book report.

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 27097 posts
Apr 3rd '13
Quoting *e.j. {slytherin}:" Dang! 4th grade! It sounds like blasphemy to me haha. 4th grade was when I discovered HP by happy coincidence, because my teacher assigned it to me as an extra book report."


Harry Potter wasn't out yet when I was in 4th grade lol. I read Sweet Valley books :) HP came out when I was about to start 5th grade, but I didn't get the first two books until 6th grade. I think that's right lol. I was 11 anyway



ETA- and just to clarify, I had read books before 4th grade lol. But they were all either Dr Seuss or something I had to read for school. The first book I ever read just to read something was Tall and Proud, and like I said, my mom made me :)

*e.j. {slytherin} 16 kids; France 2258 posts
Apr 3rd '13
Quoting Klaus:" Harry Potter wasn't out yet when I was in 4th grade lol. I read Sweet Valley books :) HP came out when ... [snip!] ... to read for school. The first book I ever read just to read something was Tall and Proud, and like I said, my mom made me :)"


OMG I would have died if I had been 11 and read HP, I would have been so pissed that the owls hadn't come for me!

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 27097 posts
Apr 3rd '13
Quoting *e.j. {slytherin}:" OMG I would have died if I had been 11 and read HP, I would have been so pissed that the owls hadn't come for me!"


I know! My dad gave me the first two books for Christmas and I turned 11 two days later, which was the day I started reading them. Random and not related, but I saw a guy get struck by lightening that day too. True story

Chris's Mommy 1 child; Seaside, California 2618 posts
Apr 3rd '13
Quoting Klaus:" Harry Potter wasn't out yet when I was in 4th grade lol. I read Sweet Valley books :) HP came out when ... [snip!] ... to read for school. The first book I ever read just to read something was Tall and Proud, and like I said, my mom made me :)"


I was really into the Sweet Valley books.

ᗋuτumnαl ~, OO, United States 76532 posts
Apr 3rd '13
Quoting Klaus:" I'm worry about my son actually lol. DH and I are pretty much opposite in every way as far as our interests ... [snip!] ... he can recite some of his favorite books, so I hope that means he's on his way to a love of reading once he can actually read"


I'm an avid reader. Have been since I was a kid. I got it from my mom. My sister doesn't like to read and my brother's in between.

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 27097 posts
Apr 3rd '13
Quoting Chris's Mommy:" I was really into the Sweet Valley books."


So was I. When I was in junior high I subscribed to a SVH book club that sent me four books a month in the mail. Book delivery days were the best days lol

ᗋuτumnαl ~, OO, United States 76532 posts
Apr 3rd '13

I read Babysitter's Club, Sweet Valley, and Goosebumps (only ones I can remember ATM). HP came out when I was in 6th or 7th grade.

FanGirl 2 kids; Tennessee 24395 posts
Apr 3rd '13

when i was in school i read all the Hardy Boys, Boxcar Children, and they had a collection of classics like Charles Dickens

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 27097 posts
Apr 3rd '13
Quoting mαkαnαni:" I'm an avid reader. Have been since I was a kid. I got it from my mom. My sister doesn't like to read and my brother's in between."


My older sister isn't interested in books at all. My little sister has written a book and is working on her second one. Strangely, she isn't much of a reader lol