Did you read books when you were a child?

@Java09 (3080)
United States
February 7, 2010 6:00am CST
I remember reading several books as a child.I remember starting out with those "Dickand Jane" books for first time readers.I remember reading Dr. Suess.I read alot when I was a child."Charlotte's Web" was a popular book."Old Yeller",in school they would make us pick a book out for a book report,so that's when I read the most.How about you did you read books as a child?
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@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
10 Apr 10
Reading was a great entertainment for me from the time I learned how. I wanted ALL the books at the book fair at school......not really, but many more than I was allowed to have. I went to the library all the time to borrow those that I couldn't buy. I can tell that you are alot younger than I am, but I did read Dickand Jane. I just can't remember some of the ones which I read as a child. The Boxcar Children comes to mind. There were also nursery rhyme books that we had in the house that I remember reading so often that I could recite them and still have memories of mostof them today. I also remember loving to go to a cousin's house since they had an entire desk drawer FULL of those Little Golden books. Couldn't wait to get my hands on them!
• United States
10 Apr 10
HAHAHAHAHA.........had to add that it was hilarious that I couldn't separate Dickand, since it was not acceptable!! Poor guys with THAT name!!!! LOL
@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
7 Feb 10
Yes, As a Child I loves Color Full Books, Specially about animals & their Stories. Its in Urdu, I really missed these books now a days. I love my childhood where we have no worries about Future No thinking about stupid girls ahhhhhh!!! how can i came back on my childhood. have a nice day.
8 Feb 10
When I was a child, in my elementary school we used to get about 5 up to 10 books to ready them during the summer break. To be honest, I didn't really like that because as soon as the break comes I used to ready to spend the whole time outside playing with other children from early morning till late evenings.
@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
16 Nov 10
Hi there Java. I think most of the books i have ever read was... this year, because for 9 months while going to work and returning from it (about 1:30 hours in the subway) i read books - i believe i read over 25 titles and i am still pretty addicted to reading even now, after the job was finished.
@atv818 (1987)
• United Arab Emirates
22 Aug 10
When I was a teen, used to love reading romance novels. Not Mills and Boons. It was a different book company but the name escapes me for now. Reading it made me fell in love with Love and Romance. After that teen period, I began reading books by the late Sidney Sheldon. The entire family keep hard bound and paperback book copies of his books. We would anticipate the new book and immediately buy a copy. Some books were borrowed by my friends and were not returned. Sigh! Most of them were hard bound and very expensive.
• United States
22 Aug 10
hi java09, when i was in third grade, i remembered reading the diary of anne frank. i also loved the lord of the rings series, watership down by richard adams, the red badge of courage, black beauty, charlotte's web(i don't remember the authors to some of those books anymore). i also tried to read some barbara cartland novels for the x rated parts without my parents knowing.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
14 Jun 10
I think I was one of the few people that loved reading all the books that were assigned in school. I don't remember what the first book I read was. I do remember being at the library all the time. I would check out the most books I was allowed and always ready to go back before they were actually due. I would usually read my brother's and sister's books too!
@TAZNEM (656)
• Philippines
24 Feb 10
yes i have read books from when i was a child but there mostly fairy tale books with lots of pictures and big letters. most of them are Disney's
• Philippines
24 Feb 10
Yes, I read books like Jack and the Beanstalk, Pinocchio, Princess Sarah and the Little women. It was available at school library so I was always there, reading it. I remember I also have Snowwhite and the Seven Dwarf and sleeping beauty. I also have Pocahontas. Even when I was young my imagination crawl. I became creative because of that andI tried to write my own story because of that.
@bellis716 (4804)
• United States
10 Feb 10
I spent so much time reading as a child that my mother put a limit on how much I could. I was allowed to go to the library once a week and check out 5 books. That was my limit, which was not hard to enforce, as we lived 5 miles out in the country. There was no bookmobile.
• Bangladesh
9 Feb 10
I used to read fairy tales and adventure tales.
• Taiwan
9 Feb 10
recently i go back to the library nearby my family,and it is a old library,the books is all old ,and i remember from i am ten year old to twenty year old, so many books i read ,such as art,noble,comic,Literature books,magazine,etc,but now i just read magazine,because it is fresh and more image and photo ...
• United States
9 Feb 10
Yeah some, but mostly Comic Books.
@aerous (13461)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
I never read a book when I was a kid because I am raise as poor. My father always told me then that reading books is good but unfortunately I don't find any books in our home then until I am going to school and read book their...
@RobtheRock (2485)
• United States
8 Feb 10
Yes. I read a lot of books when I was a child. My parents had books on their shelves and I read Washington Irving's "The Tale of Sleepy Hallow" in on of the books. One time in sixth grade, I tied this one "brain" guy for the most book reports for a semester. Whenever I saw a movie about heroes, I would go to the library and read the book about them. I had a book about Davy Crockett that my Aunt sent from Pittsburgh. She always used to send books to my house. When I saw the movie, "The Alamo", I went and bought the book called "A Time to Stand" by Walter Lord. When I saw the movie about the Titanic, I bought the Titanic book called, "A Night to Remember" by Walter Lord.
@Djbrat (333)
• United States
8 Feb 10
I have always enjoyed reading, even at a young age. I will never stop reading. I actually have tons of books just waiting to be read, and the library is one of my most favorite places. Thank goodness my son loves to read just as much as me. He had already gotten an award from school for reading the most books. He's in first grade.
@hagirl (1296)
• United States
8 Feb 10
I read alot of books when I was in elementary and middle school and of course I have mentioned before on mylot my favorite was The Boxcar Children.... Over the years of course with college and such I have had to read what I liked and what I did not like also.... I finally got my BA in Universal Studies minor in Business and I am now going for a Associate Degree in Paralegal so I am still reading.
• United States
8 Feb 10
I had my nose stuck in a book so much, Mama would toss me out to play, removing the book forcefully from my fingers. Nothing was more magical than being on the prairie with Laura Ingalls Wilder or visiting palaces in Arabian Knights. Animal stories were particular favorites and I find myself writing those more than anything else today. The joy of reading has been replaced to some degree by the joy of writing, but it still remains my second favorite thing to do with any spare moments.
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
I think the books I most read when I was a kid was the Children's Bible stories that my Dad brought. Then I grew up with Sweet Valley kids, then teens, then High. I read hardy boys and encyclopedia brown. And then I tackled the classics. Hehehe. I read a lot when I was a kid, and until now I still do.. That is what I want to give to my future kids. The love for reading.
• Canada
8 Feb 10
I was an avid reader when i was a child. Every night before bed i would read, and by the time i was in the 5th grade i read the Hobbit, which is still my all time favorite book. I read consistantly up untill about 10th grade. My vision os very poor now and am in need of glasses so reading is hard for me. Even on the computer i have my internet screen zoomed into 150%. lol
• China
8 Feb 10
I can recall I was digging out Dad's collections, reading whatever I could understand when I was a Child...