Lend a Hand
November 13, 2017 4:22pm CST
Books used to be my best friend as a child. I loved to read. When I was six my mom caught me in the closet of my room reading "Charlotte's Web" with a flashlight while I was supposed to be in bed. Growing up, pretty much all I read was fiction. Except, for some reason, I did a book report in 5th grade on a book by a Christian motivational speaker named Florence Littaeur. As an adult I primarily read non fiction. I recently bought the book in the picture and texted my sister a picture, asking if it scared her that her sister had bought a book on female serial killers. I am reading it because a review of it was very interesting. And based on @FayeHazel and one of her discussions I am thinking she might be interested too! What were you known for as a child? In youth camp, they made up the award "Most Books Read" because I always had a book in my hand. I loaned out a lot of books to my friends, trying to get them interested in reading. It bummed me out though to get them back in poor shape. Oh well. The last book I recommended to my dad, by Atul Gawande, he liked so much he loaned it out to his friend! I assure you it wasn't about female serial killers.
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• United States
I used to read a lot, and I am sorry I do not do as much now. As an adult I have mostly read "how to" and motivational titles. A couple of years ago @Marsha32 got me interested in a fiction series based on quilters. I would like to go back to that soon. It was relaxing and pretty uplifting as people solved real problems in their lives and had great friendships as well.
• Holiday, Florida
oh I myself was known to read lots of things for years till my eyes got so bad and I got a pc, also. when I was six, or so I was reading or trying to read my mom's true story magazines and dads detective magazines, in school I was known for spelling. I won several contests / spelling bees . problem is that since I have lost a lot of that cause there are times I can't spell the smallest words. but used to be they would say, if you want to know how to spell something ask Bonnie. lol and btw, I had over 400 books first time I moved from my own home. had to size down.
I was school-home-play child. I regret it I did not like books growing up. I had a chance to read Charlotte's Web 10 years ago. But I made sure that I influenced my younger brother to read books. Now he has piles of books on his bookshelf.
I liked to play outside when I was a kid. i do not remember when I first got into reading books. I love to read. I have a friend that brings me books to read and I give them back when done with them. If want to buy I go to town to the used bookstore and find interesting books too where I return and get credit off other books I buy there.
• Garden Grove, California
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