When I was a child, when me and my sister was still in good terms, she taught me that I should make Reading as my hobby. She would always buy me books and magazines to read. I was 6 years old when she started buying me books, magazines and even song books. She would save some of her money from school and during weekends we would go to the mall and buy those books that she likes me to read. when I was 9 years old,
I could already finish 1 paperback book for kids and after that she would buy me another one.
The first ever book that I read was The baby sitters club book series.
After reading the first book of the series, I guess it really got me hooked on reading because after that I bought another book of that series until I finally decided to change to another kind of book.
Reading can really enhance the imagination and comprehension of a child. I think that’s what happened to me. I think, I became creative, imaginative and a little smart because of reading books.
Another book that my sister bought for me was The tales of a fourth grade Nothing. I can say that it was one of my all time favorite book. It was about a young boy and his family. I guess, many child can relate to his story.
I also bought two more books by Judy Blume. I think she’s a great book writer especially for teens and kids.
I did not stop reading even when I reached High school. I also bought different kinds of magazines where I will be able to answer crosswords and word puzzles.
In Highschool, I felt very happy when I found out that we will have literature class in which we will read different books and make a report about it. I never had troubles making those book reports because I got plenty of books to choose from and I know the stories well that made it very easy for me. My sister prepared me for those kinds of things.
On my second year, they gave us a book in which we should read and discuss at the end of the whole school year. The book was thick and the words used were a bit difficult to understand that I usually check the dictionary for help. But because of that book, I fell in love in reading and I said to myself that I will read more books like this.
It was the book written by Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses, this time the book was totally different from those books that I started reading. This was a bit deep and complicated.
The story revolves around the story of two sisters: Olivia American and pragmatic, and Kwan, Chinese and mystical, who can converse to the dead. The book is magical and captivating. It will take you to the past and bring you back to the present. This book encouraged me to read and read.
After graduation, I went to college and studied Nursing. I stopped reading because of the time and books that I need to read for our major. I found myself watching TV series instead of reading because it’s easier to do since I only had limited time. I’m always in a hurry because of tons of assignments that they always give us.
I graduated from nursing and I started reading again but only on occasions when I feel like reading.
So, now that I got plenty of time. I want to get back to reading and share it with other people. I want to learn and to gain knowledge from reading. When I read, I can feel the sense of nostalgia and euphoria at the same time. I feel relieved and contented.