My Reading And Reading

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As I reflect on what formed me I realized that I have evolved overtime into an avid reader as a result of my early environment and the encouragement of almost every elder in my family. My family instilled in me the conditions of absorbing literature in which I became interested in reading. Over time my teachers built on that foundation, training my skills and encouraging me to read even more text. I recall specific events that truly set the foundation and more conditions where I began to see my literacy evolve, which I will reflect upon. Ultimately this has caused me to become a very selective reader. I will attempt to discuss the conditions, influences and causes, which have brought me to the level at which I am able to read and communicate …show more content…
They bought me books as a child, and read to me daily. I remember that every one of my family members had a designated library area in their homes. I distinctly remember at my grandparent’s house, my uncles old room had been turned into a library. It had at least 5 wooden bookshelves filled with dusty books. The literature ranged from a 12 piece set of books that were children’s stories, to the adult classics of Thoreau, Shakespeare, Austen, Forster, Twain, and Dickens. I can still picture the dusty linen covers of those books. My grandpa had attended seminary so there were numerous theology books and texts about the bible. I remember flipping through those books looking for pictures, until I was older and able to read the …show more content…
Her vampire chronicles transported me home to New Orleans after we had relocated to Mississippi in my teen years. It did not matter to me how much reading and writing I had to accomplish for college coursework, I was still able to find time to read a few chapters of the Vampire Chronicles. I read her books religiously; they were full of decadence and lush descriptions. I truly enjoyed her style as an author. She painted a picture so clearly with words, that I felt transported into her settings. If ever there was a writer I wanted to emulate Anne would be

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