Musing Mondays (May 18)

Musing Mondays (BIG)Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about early reading…

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading? Was it from a particular person, or person(s)? Do you remember any books that you read, or were read to  you, as a young child? (question courtesy of Diane)

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks

 

 

I find it very frustrating that I don’t have many memories of reading as a small child, at least not very many clear ones. My parents are not big readers, then or now, so when I cannot say that I my love of reading was passed on from them, I still have to thank my mother for my love of books.

My mother has had difficulties with reading her entire life and often recounts the fear she experienced throughout her schooling, just dreading the time a teacher would ask her to read something in front of the class. Because of this, she says, she was determined to make sure I never experienced this myself. She was always sure to read to me: a brief stint of picture books before heading over to fairy tales and Enid Blyton. I don’t remember ever not having books around me, even if, as a three year old, I had more books than both my parents combined.

I don’t remember any of the titles of the picture books I was read to – but I do recall one about a kitten who went back-to-school shopping with his mother – but I do know that I had my fair share of Enid Blyton. They’re all still on my shelf.

53 comments :

onangelwings said...

It is sad to think your mom had a fear of being called on to read. It was the same for me, there were always books around and I have instilled that love in my children. I can already see which one of them will be the reader and which will read if they have to.

anothercookiecrumbles said...

I'm quite early! Love the topic - it's something I've been thinking about a fair bit recently ... and yes, I still have most of my Enid Blytons as well. In fact, my post in a nutshell only speaks Enid Blyton!

Here it is.

caite said...

My Musing this week is up, nice and early. I like to be early...and I like books.

bibliophile23 said...

I just posted mine.

My Musing Monday Entry

Mae said...

Here's mine

Melody said...

Here's mine.Happy Monday! :)

edgeofthepage said...

Here's mine
http://edgeofthepage.wordpress.com/2009/05/18/learning-to-read-musing-monday/

Matt said...

Both of my parents worked and had no time to read to me. But I have cultivated a love of reading on my own.

Full Answer is up. Happy Monday! :)

The Social Frog said...

Mine Is Up :)
http://thesocialfrog.com/?p=1931

MushaMommy said...

Love the topic. I'm an Enid Blyton kid too. Here's my post.

http://judys424.wordpress.com/2009/05/18/1356/

wendy said...
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debbiesworld said...

My answer is posted here.

wendy said...

journalist Dad + bookloving Mum = frustrated dyslexic daughter. But without them I wouldn't have the passion for reading I have now.
My Musing is here

Margaret said...

My answer is here. I love this question!

Kim said...

Great question! Can you believe I had never heard of Enid Blyton until just a couple of years ago?? *gasp*
My answer is up, here:

http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/05/oh-its-monday-again.html

Julia said...

Hi Everyone! I hope you're having a good Monday!

Here Mine!

arieldalloway said...

Hello, here is my answer!

http://arieldalloway.wordpress.com/2009/05/18/musing-mondays-the-love-of-reading/

Janet said...

Fun question! My post is here.

Yvonne said...

Mine is up!

http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/05/musing-mondays-early-reading.html

Ladytink_534 said...

I wish I had kept a reading journal as a kid! How neat would it be to look up somethng I read today from 1995?

Here's mine!

Heather said...

Great question... I'm excited to read the answers.

Here's mine.

Elena said...

Yay this week's was a lot of fun :)

With Extra Pulp

Cathy said...

I talk about this quite a bit! :) Here's my post.

Jessica said...

My answer!

Kylee said...

Here are my musings.

MizB said...

My answer is here:
http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2009/05/18/musing-mondays-may-18/~MizB

gautami tripathy said...

I like this meme!

Here is my post

Bobbi said...

Great prompt! Here's my post:
My Muse and Me.

Molly said...

Another great, thought-provoking question!

http://mycozybooknook.blogspot.com/2009/05/musing-mondays-love-of-reading.html

elizabethwillse said...

I like this week's question, and your response made me smile.

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

Very Early, here is my Muse

zetor said...

Memories, mine is here, http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/musing-mondays_18.html

Holly said...

Great question. Mine is up. http://2kidsandtiredbooks.blogspot.com/2009/05/musing-monday.html

Sherrie said...

Hi!
This is a great subject! Thanks for sharing this story with us! Mine is posted at my place, Just Books.
http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2009/05/musing-mondays.html Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Jenny Girl said...

Your poor mom! I can't even begin to imagine what it was like for her growing up. But like all good parents, she made sure her kids had a better experience than she did. God bless her!
Here is my musing

gege said...
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gege said...

It's my first Monday Musing post:
http://tinyurl.com/opz84p
Great idea, Rebecca.Thanks for hosting this.

Susan said...

Great question today! Here's my answer

Marie said...

Here's mine!
http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2009/05/musing-mondays.html

kaye said...

My mother was the biggest influence on my love for reading as well. my musings

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Great question. My post is up now

here

Nise' said...

My Musing.

BellsforStacy said...

My Musing http://booksforher.blogspot.com/2009/05/monday-musings-may-18th.html! Thanks!

Library Cat said...

Here is my very first blog for Musing Mondays. Great question I could not resist.
Thanks,
LibrarysCat

Sarah said...

I just pust my Musing up!
http://phantomphan114.blogspot.com/2009/05/musing-mondays.html

Mish said...

I'm a book addict thanks to my parents. My musing.

Kathy Stilwell said...

Here's mine--great prompt

http://graceplays.wordpress.com/2009/05/19/musing-monday/

Kathy Stilwell said...

Great prompt. Thanks to sassymonkey for leading me here.

http://graceplays.wordpress.com/2009/05/19/musing-monday/

Li said...

A bit late but excellent question! Here's my response: http://www.rulethewaves.net/wp/?p=480

Kris said...

Here's mine :)
http://bookheart.morethanafeeling.us/?p=169

Intergalatic Bookworm said...

I want to join Musing Mondays. Here is my link to this week's question:

http://intergalaticbookworm92.blogspot.com/2009/05/musing-mondays.html

Judy/Intergalatic Bookworm

Pam said...

Awesome question. Love this whole Musing Monday idea (even though I'm a tad late). Here's my link:

http://pamperspective.blogspot.com/2009/05/musing-mondays-better-late-than-never.html

Cristina said...

Answer can be found
here