Lend a Hand

@AmbiePam (47799)
United States
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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@GardenGerty (95501)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Nov
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.
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@AmbiePam (47799)
• United States
17 Nov
I bet my sister would enjoy those.
@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
17 Nov
I haven't read one since. Currently I'm reading $2 a Day--The Living Poor in America (or something like that)
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@jaboUK (52646)
• United Kingdom
13 Nov
I've found that when I loan books out I often don't get them back
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@AmbiePam (47799)
• United States
14 Nov
I've been there too. It's a major bummer.
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@JudyEv (115612)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
I used to read under the blankets with a torch and under the desk at school. I gave up reading when I was first married as I kept burning the dinner through forgetting about whatever was on the stove.
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@Bluedoll (17089)
• Canada
15 Nov
It is wonderful that you read books as a child. And it made me think of something, yes are interests change but what would it be like if we picked up a book we had read when we were young and reread it?
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@AmbiePam (47799)
• United States
15 Nov
That might be fun to try.
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@Bluedoll (17089)
• Canada
15 Nov
@AmbiePam It would be funny with some early books. It came later in my youth but I might like to read Diary of Anne Frank.
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@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
17 Nov
If I had to say I was known for something as a child then it would have been roller skating in my teens. The rink was open each night and you got in free if you had your own skates so my $5 a week allowance went a long way.
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@AmbiePam (47799)
• United States
18 Nov
That sounds fun!
@bunnybon7 (34896)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Nov
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.
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@AmbiePam (47799)
• United States
17 Nov
You sound like me!
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• United States
14 Nov
Well I was known for stubborness first, then getting good grades in school. My fav book I read when I was a child was Little Women.
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@AmbiePam (47799)
• United States
15 Nov
Great choice!
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@jobelbojel (6513)
• Philippines
13 Nov
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.
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@AmbiePam (47799)
• United States
13 Nov
That's great.
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@Hannihar (26598)
3 Jan
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.
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@marlina (69895)
• Canada
1 Jan
I started to read at age 5 and never stop since then.
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@Hatley (164777)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Dec
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@KrauseHome (34671)
• United States
15 Nov
I used to read more than I do now. My aunt could read about 20 books a month so it was hard to find something she had not read she might like
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@andriaperry (43384)
• United States
14 Nov
I read but I was into sports in school, after school I was really into reading when I was not at work.
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@TRBRocks420 (70752)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Nov
As a kid I loved cartoons, but some awesome books too.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
13 Nov
I'm like you. Have always read. Ever since my grandma taught me how to read at three years old.
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@paigea (21558)
• Canada
13 Nov
I was known for always having my face in a book
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