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I have always been known by my family and in school as an avid reader. Early on, my mom, a former elementary school teacher herself, fostered in me a burning desire for reading and a love to get lost in a book. In grade school, I was known to finish my math and other more “boring” work as quickly as possible so that I could get back to whichever story I was reading at the time. As I got older, reading for pleasure took a backseat to homework, a social life, and other hobbies. I believe I will always be a life long reader, just in varying degrees through the different stages of my life. Growing up, my mom made reading large part of my life; she always read to me and my sisters before bed and trips to the library for preschool story time or to check out books to read myself were common. In preschool and kindergarten it was picture books; Froggy, The Berenstain Bears, and Arthur. As I progressed through elementary school we moved on to several chapter book series; Junie B. Jones, Animal Ark, and the Saddle Club. Reading a bedtime story was a …show more content…
However, reading has not always looked the same for me. Gone are the days where I have the motivation and the energy to stay up all night reading a book. I try to read one novel every summer while I lay by the pool or on the beach, but other than that I do my best just to spend a few minutes in the morning or before bed reading a blog or an inspirational book. Reading will always be a valued part of my life and I look forward to the days when it will have a claim on my time. One day, I will read a book a week. One day, I will read a story to my children every night and teach them to delve into stories with all of their heart and imagination like my mother did for me. One day, I will have a large library for my grandkids to come pick from when they need a good story. Alas, today is not that day, but one day

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