Reading Habit stays with you for life...

@kiran8 (15361)
Mangalore, India
December 27, 2010 8:43am CST
Once a person develops an interest in books and reading, he/she is hooked for life. When the parents are interested in reading and books , they provide the right atmosphere for their children to develop an interest in books.I have noticed some children taking a keen interest in books even when there are other gadgets and interesting materials. Once you have developed an interest in reading and books, you can be sure that you will never be bored in life. Books provide a life long companionship...what do you all say friends ?
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@meuji100 (198)
• Philippines
28 Dec 10
I love reading books. Books can sometimes become companions. When reading books, I never get bored. I am sometimes using gadgets but more on the books. Books with amazing stories really interest me.
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@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
29 Dec 10
Hi meuji,thanks a lot for your response I too have this habit of waiting for the washing and sitting close by with a book. If the book is really interesting, then your work schedule can go haywire lol...all the best
@tvarasu10 (101)
• India
28 Dec 10
age and time are not bar to read books.Reading good books enhance knowledge and expand learning.
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
29 Dec 10
Of course not ! age has nothing to do with most things, it is the attitude and a person's willingness that matters . Reading is a habit that matures with age since we begin liking different kinds of books as we get more experience in life - thanks a lot for the response and happy mylotting
@kawalnarang (1095)
• Trinidad And Tobago
28 Dec 10
You are so correct,, I see my big brother,,same also with my son,, never bored,, always find something to read,,I wish I could do the same,
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@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
29 Dec 10
Hi kawalnarang, how have you been ? Why ?dont you read any? I am sure you read at lewast the newspaper and something on the net lol...have a nice evening and all the best
@johnpillai (2083)
• Germany
30 Dec 10
I had reading habbit, when I was small.Not only I, my whole family had the reading habit. Still I remember that we fight for books. Now my children read a lot. I arranged small libraries in every rooms and proper light also. Now it is 01.13 am here. Still my son (8 years) is reading a magazine. (School holiday.)http://children-ourchildren.blogspot.com/2010/09/mini-library.html This is one of my home library.
• Germany
30 Dec 10
http://children-ourchildren.blogspot.com/2010/09/mini-library.html Sorry that link didn't work.
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
30 Dec 10
Hi johnpillai, I and my brother used to fight over library books. We used to borrow books which had to be returned within 3 days and it was battle each time between us as to who would read the book first, so much so that my mother arranged so that we could borrow two books at a time ..lol
• Germany
30 Dec 10
Kiran in my family (when I was small) not only the three children, but the parents were also fought equally with the children for books.
@sanjay91422 (2728)
• India
27 Dec 10
I get bored with some books and I enjoy others. I like the books with a lot of pictures, but I had to read all of them even those too which were without pictures. I am an Engineering student so I had to read the books with the different signs and formulas in them. I read also the novel books. They are always a good time pass. When every I find time i try to read a new story novel.
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
28 Dec 10
Hi sanjay, the more novels you read the more you want to expand your interest and read more.It is always good to take an interest in books, any book for that matter - thanks a lot for your response, have a great week
• India
30 Dec 10
I think novels are the best books ever created by any person. They provide a lot of knowledge by giving many ideas. One can chose the novels of their choice and can get he benefit from it. I wish you same.
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
30 Dec 10
Yes I agree novels do give us a lot of knowledge especially the ones where the subject has been researched thoroughly by the author. Biographies and travel books too are great for giving us a lot of knowledge about people and different countries !
@freymind (1352)
• Philippines
6 Jan 11
i totally agree!!! my mom told me before that even when i was just a kid i get lost in reading books that she bought for us and that i enjoyed it a lot. since then i read a lot of books. to be honest i like reading books than watching movies. i like to imagine what the characters look like and the place being described in the stories i'm reading. my mind gets an exercise while i'm reading and i love it.
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
7 Jan 11
Hi freymind,thank you so much for your views I agree that it is far more exciting to read an interesting book than watch a movie that may or may not be good...One can also imagine things differently each time one reads the same book - all the best and have a nice day
• India
4 Jan 11
Dear kiran, i agree with you, this reading habit, buying books, magazines probably made me a professor, more over in out time, there were no cell phones, internet etc, reading books was the only outlet, these days things have changed totally, the present generation kids are less interested in books, my view ofcourse.. Thank you so much for this discussion. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you.
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
4 Jan 11
Hi professor, Thats true! In your profession, you have to take an interest in books and I guess it is vice versa, people with interest in books and reading automatically choose a profession that caters to their interest . I also agree that reading as a habit is not seen among children these days.Even in school the whole approach to books and reading has changed. When I was in school we had at least 2 hours a week devoted to reading in library and borrowing books, which is just not there in the school curriculum these days ! sad, but true ! Thanks a lot for sharing your views, have a nice evening
• United States
28 Dec 10
Hi, kiran. What you say is so true. I can't remember a time when I didn't read. I grew up in a family that loved to read. As a child I remember my mother always reading, and we would read whatever she read. We just went down the line, mama would finish a book and my brother would pick it up. He finished the book and my sister was next in line, I was the youngest so I always got it last. It didn't matter what the book was, we just loved to read. I remember spending a lot of time at the library in town. It was my favotite place to be. It was a brand new world everytime I opened a new book. As we got older we all developed our own taste in reading but none of us ever lost our love for reading. It was passed on to our children also. Now they are all grown and still have the same love for books that we always had. Strange thing though, our childrens children do not have the same intrest in books that we did. None of them have a love for reading. So I don't know what that says for their generation. They were raised around book lovers but in this world of gadgets and technology, as some one else has said, they are drawn to more tangible things. I do not know what puts that love of reading in us, but, it is not always present in our children. Maybe it is just a sign of the times.
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
30 Dec 10
Hi cg,thanks a lot for sharing your views. It is great to know that you developed the reading habit and love for books right from your childhood.I too had similar experiences as yourself regarding books and reading. I used to fight with my brother to get first priority to read library books lol..I feel that most parents who have developed a reading habit and have a collection of books at home automatically transfer this interest to their children. It is so with my children. They are all book lovers ..all the best and A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
28 Dec 10
I would have to agree with you one hundred percent. The thing is that reading is something that you really have to start at a young age. It is something that grows throughout life. I think that the fact that I enjoyed reading as a child, really set me up for life. I would not really enjoy reading as an adult if I did not enjoy it as a child. Then again, I was lucky enough to have access to books that I enjoyed. I think that some people have bad experiences and after they are done in school swear off reading for life. Which is a shame but it is unfortunately true.
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
30 Dec 10
Hi megamatt, I agree with that view, one has to develop a liking for books at an early age and here the home atmosphere has an important role to play.I honestly cannot think what bad experience one can have with reading...However, those who do not have an interest in books or reading are missing out some of the finest things in life - all the best and A HAPPY NEW YEAR
@lingli_78 (12846)
• Australia
28 Dec 10
that is really true... once you develop a reading habit, you won't ever lost it and it will stay with you until you die... that is so true for me as well... my parents had developed a good reading habit in me and it stays with me until now... and you wouldn't know how grateful i am to them for teaching me how to read since i was a child... take care and have a nice day...
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
30 Dec 10
Hi lingli, thanks a lot for your feed back In most families where the parents and esp the mothers are educated and have developed a love for reading, the children automatically benefit by being good readers and also intelligent ! all the best and A HAPPY NEW YEAR
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
28 Dec 10
Hi kiran, you rightly said, once a person develops an interest in reading books he/she can not give up this habit for the whole life. Books are the best company of a person. When a person absorbed in readings books he or she can forget all sorrows and pains of life. Books can help the person to find out the new meaning of life. Yes some children have taken interest in books. This a good sign. But unfortunately now a days many children find more interest in TV games than reading books. They are becoming addicted to TV games. Parents should be cautious about their children in this regard.
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
29 Dec 10
Hi bhanu,Thank you so much for your responseI too have forgotten all my worries and sorrows when I have found a good book and sat with it . What you say is absolutely right.In that respect books are our true companions for life.I hope children learn to balance out so that they get the best out of life - all the best, enjoy your evening
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
28 Dec 10
I think you may be right Kiran. I have always been a lover of books from childhood, always reading something! Now my children are all grown up and leading their own lives, I am happy to see that they too, have developed a love of books, and it makes me happy that I may have influenced them as they were growing up. I love books - they are a window to the world.
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
28 Dec 10
Hi abbey, It normally so happens that children develop the reading habit, if their parents have them.It is the same case with my family, we all like to relax with a book in hand ! thanks a lot for your views , happy mylotting
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
27 Dec 10
Vwery true Kiran. Books provide the best relaxation one can ever hope for.Even when there is television, internet, books would never lose their real charm.
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
28 Dec 10
Hi kala, where are you these days ? busy? I agree that for those who love reading and books, nothing in the world would take away the pleasure of reading ever ! take care kala and have a nice week ahead !
@camposkat (310)
27 Dec 10
Hi kiran! You are definitely right about that. I for once have been into books ever since I was a child. My mom used to work for a department store where they sell loads of stuff and would you believe that the one place I love to hang out there (when I used to wait for her to finish her shift) was the children's books section! I don't know why but I love to read especially when they have colorful pictures! Then as I was growing up, I developed this habit of reading books especially story books then turned to pocket books, novels and books in a series. They say that those who love to read books prolong their life. I've read it in a website where some people conducted this study that the brain enables people to travel or use their imagination by just reading books and they say it prolongs your life by just reading. I cannot say that it's proven true but it does make one well-versed in English too if you love to read stories or books in English. It enhances your memory and it helps keep your brain going because you are reading and interpreting it at the same time.
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
28 Dec 10
Hi camposkat, thank you so much for your views I agree with what you say about using imagination through reading, those who read a lot are definitely more imaginative and hence more sensitive to the world and people around them .all the best and happy mylotting
@zaga_cleuth (1412)
• Philippines
27 Dec 10
I 90% agree with you kiran . 10% is for the circumstances that eye problem will occur (i hope not) that will stop somebody from reading.
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
28 Dec 10
Hi zaga, thanks a lot for your response ! Eye problem may or may not occur and as you rightly say it will not stop people from reading - all the best and happy mylotting
@dodo19 (32698)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
27 Dec 10
I do think that reading habits do stay with you for the most part. I do agree that it can stick with you for life, and that books can provide us a good companionship. I've been reading since I was a kid, and I've been hocked ever since. I just can't help it. It's been a good companion.
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
28 Dec 10
Hi dodo, thanks a lot for your views ! For someone interested in books and reading , the greatest gift would be to receive some books. I really do like it when I am gifted with either books or plants .Recently one of my friends got me a book on gardening and it really made my day ! all the best and have a nice week
@akp100 (13328)
• India
27 Dec 10
Hi their Reading is the good hobby. But personally I am not much good with reading. But still I am trying to develop my interest in it. So for that i have taken two novels from my sister too.. I started it with great exitement but after reading few pages i have just put them aside. I guess it will take time.
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
28 Dec 10
Hi akp, thanks a lot for your response Once you develop an interest in books it stays with you, that is my personal experience, hope you get to like reading - all the best and happy mylotting
• Philippines
27 Dec 10
I once was hooked with books, specially the best-selling ones. I agree with you though. Books are great companions. You'd sort of get to be with another place, know someone, be in a situation you've never imagined, or anything by just reading. Aside from that, you could benefit greatly from it. By enhancing your reading skills you get to be more intelligent, tend to know more and more things, expose yourself to different helpful ideas, stuff like that you know. It also relaxes the mind boggled with too much stress. I hope technologies nowadays do not ruin further generation's interest with books. That might cause abrupt changes. Happy MyLotting!
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
28 Dec 10
Hi junior,I agree with your views , reading does enhance your intelligence and makes you more aware of things around you unlike what most people tend to associate well read persons with - that they are absent minded and stupid ! thanks a lot for your response, have a nice week !