Habit of reading

India
May 11, 2010 12:41am CST
I remember my early childhood days when I always saw my father deeply engrossed in reading whenever he was free. He used to take a novel even while taking his lunch or dinner. We used to think that he used to read because he was a Professor of Education. He had a heavy collection of Hindi and English novels. It was because of him that we all also developed the habit of reading. I remember my father used to give me English or Hindi novels and ask me to read them and to consult a dictionary if words were difficult for me. After a few days, he used to call and ask me to narrate the story. Therefore, I had to read them earnestly. Gradually, I also started reading books while eating. I still read and I have a heavy collection of books. My both sons also developed this habit and I am happy that whenever they come to me, they bring some books for me. Reading is a habit which slowly developes and once you become addicted to books, there is no better hobby. You are never alone and books are the best companions.
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@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
11 May 10
I got my reading habit from my grandmother. When I was in a junior high school, I visited my grandma in a different city, during my school holidays. My grandma read books after cooking, after shower in the evening and before going to bed. At first I did not know where the books came from, I did not see a book rack. One afternoon, my grandma came back from shopping and brought a big box into her bedroom. I followed her and asked what was in the box. She opened it and there I saw many books, should I say novels. She told me she always bought 20 - 25 used books from a shop, read them all, then trade them back for another books. So, that's why I did not any book racks. By reading, you can travel the world and understand other country's culture.
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@kreez21 (52)
• Netherlands
11 May 10
I so love to read, that is why I really hope that my baby daughter will grow up with even more passion for the written word. She is only 5 months but I'm trying to nurture her love for reading by giving her lots of baby books. My husband and I also read a lot to her specially before going to bed, this we started even when she was a tiny new born. Now, she grabs her cloth books when we are reading to her and her eyes widens when we start reading colorful books.
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@marashi (89)
• India
11 May 10
This is very interesting.According to me,reading is one of the most important hobbies.Im glad that i adopted the habit of reading since i was a high-school boy and still trying to keep up though things and my attitudes to reading have changed a little bit.I can't let a day passed without reading anything.:)
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@oldchem1 (8144)
11 May 10
Good morning. Like you my father was a keen reader, it was rare to see him without a book in his hand. As a child my father didn't read to me but used to make up the most wonderful stories, I can still remember them so well now!! But my parents DID encourage me to read, and from a very, very young age I fell in love with the written word, as an only child I would lose myself in the words of a book and be transported to that world all the while I read it. I have always made sure that all my children had plenty of books around them from a very early age, I would read to them and then with them every bed time and they all now also share the love of reading. It is such a pleasurable occupation. Use a public library and it is a completely free occupation. It is a pastime that relaxes, entertains and educates - I cannot imagine life without a book!!
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• China
11 May 10
what a good habit that all your family have! that's amazing. i like reading, and i keep read books too. "you are never alone and books are the best companions", you are absolutly right. my family is very similar with yours, my father like reading too, and me, but i don't have children now. i think i will teach them reading when i have children. thanks for your share
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@camomile07 (1422)
• Germany
11 May 10
It's really a nice and healthy habit most people should consider to follow. Reading builts up your mind, teaches you a lot and may avoid to follow a wrong way in life. That's a beautifull history and many parents should follow this example to educate their sons on the same way or habit. Thanks for sharing this nice experience.
• India
11 May 10
Hello, I couldn't agree more. Reading is indeed the best hobby one could have. I pity those who can't stand books. I am addicted to books. Its not that I just read fictions and take pleasure in drifting away in those fantastic stories. I read non-fictions too. I actually prefer reading non-fictions as they have very brief and compact lessons to learn. I find reading quite charming especially when the material concludes with a very definite positive message. I love to read SrimadvagawatGita. I consider it as an excerpt to all that a man can learn in his entire life. Thanks God bless you
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@karen1969 (1788)
17 May 10
That's wonderful your father did that, as reading is such a great hobby and also as educational as it is entertaining. I think we learn a lot through books even if they are fictional, as we learn to see things from different viewpoints and learn about other cultures and ways of life. I read most days and have done so since childhood.
@Porcospino (16434)
• Denmark
13 May 10
My father also reads a lot and my mother always says he is the reason why I read so much. My mother started taking me to the library when I very young, and in the beginning I borrowed picture books for children. My father read the books aloud to me in the beginning and when I learned to read I started borrowing even more books. Today I still love to read, I have a big collection of books in my home and I usually visit the library at least once a week. My mother also likes to read, but she has never read as much as my father...
• Grand Junction, Colorado
13 May 10
My mother read all the time when I was growing up. I started reading at a young age, reading in my spare time, as a child I had lots of spare time. So I read on weekends, during vacations and during the summer. I absolutely love to read still. Since I have to wear glasses now I don't read as often as I did, just because I get a headache from them being on the bridge of my nose. Happy Mylotting!
@tcup345 (360)
• United States
12 May 10
I love to read! My mother was an avid reader and passed that love onto me. Now, I read to my grandchildren, as a result, they love to read. There is no better skill/hobby/passion to pass on to your loved ones. My mother always said, "If you know how to read, you can do anything." This has been proven to me time and again. If I have trouble with something, I read about it and the solution is there.
@maikeruk (406)
• Germany
12 May 10
wel to read wasnt a habit before to me. now is my job and in fact I start to like it... every book have something interesting no matter what it is about. so now I feel that the universe is expanding every time I read something
• United States
11 May 10
I couldn't agree more! I'm also very addicted to reading. I grew up in a house full of readers. My Mom, my Dad, and my older sister all loved to read. They didn't read at the table, but they usually read a book a week. So I quickly caught on. Now the funny thing is, I'm more addicted to reading than they are. I read at the table while I'm eating and I always carry a book with me so that whenever I grab a spare moment, I can read a few pages! I typically read 2-3 books a week. Books are some of my best friends.
@qamarep (4453)
• Pakistan
11 May 10
i dont hav the habit of readin but i have the habbit of listening i use this softweare that read text for me it is 2nd speech center
11 May 10
no,i used to read if it is so interesting...............if not then i didn't.....