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Who introduced you to reading? Which books have special memories for you?

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Hanna 3 May, 2013 - 12:36

I want to say thanks to my dear mother. She introduced me to reading. At the beginning she read me fairytales then I started to repeat them. At the age of 4 I started to read. My first book was "Winnie the Pooh" by A. Miln. Today it is one of my favourites books too. I think that reading is one of the one of life's pleasures. Once you begin and can`t stop.

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bin.wu 25 April, 2013 - 12:03

Hi, :) It is so moved on watching the video.

My mother introduces me into the joy of reading. She used to be story teller when I was a child. Some of the stories are not even written in any books I have read. Then I was likely to check what the books say about the stories, (that is a little child's temp to check whether or not his mother is always correct). This curiosity introduces me indirectly to the books. And I finally found that most of the stories are made up by herself, which is quite impressive.
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Natalija 23 April, 2013 - 19:32

I was introduced to reading by my grandmother. I spend a lot of time with her when I was little, and she used to read me fairy tales before sleeping. I liked that a lot and so many books remind me of her, like Riznica-it's Serbian book of poems, written by our greatest writer for children-Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj. Next to her, I learnt all songs from Riznica by heart and I still remember them.
She also bought me the Children Bible, and she used to read me it before sleeping. And my parents bought me Peter Pan when I was seven, and it was my favourite book at that time. And Heidi, by Johanna Spyri. That was my mother's favourite book when she was little, and she gave me that book when I was six to read it and I read it in one sitting, it's so interesting. When I was 10, my favourite book was Hajduk u Beogradu-by Gradimir Stojkovic. It's not hard to understand, but it's interesting because it's about arrival of one boy from village to capital, Belgrade. The boy, a teen, is very different to other boys and teens in Belgrade, since he comes from so different surroundings. But although all that dissimilarities, he finally succeed to accustom and to gain real friends. They didn't love him at the very first begging, but later, he became an inseparable part of their group. We can notice parts about love, first disappointments, school, relation with parents and so on.
That book is really especial for me, and when I think about my teen period, it's the first book I think about.
Than The great expectations by Charles Dickens, The picture of Dorian Gray.
And I've forgot to mention the first book I read in English-it's The Ann of Green Gables&Anne of Avonlea. I like that book so much, and I basically started to love because of it. It brings me nice memories, and it's also the first book my sister bought to me.
And later, at age of 12, I liked Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Emma, Sense and Sensibility-all books by The Bronte Sisters and Jane Austen.
At the moment my favourite books is The beautiful and Damned by Scott Fitzgerald, but all those books I've mentioned have special memories for me.
I think that reading really illuminate us and shows us the new aspects of life, every book has a story that can be seen in the real life too, so if we want to understand the life, we should firstly read the books.

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Demy 25 April, 2013 - 16:41

Hey, Something nice =)
Me too I like Heidi by Johanna Spyri!!! I just forgot to write it there. By the way it was my first book, that I read in English. And after I read 'My sister's keeper', that I already mention in my comment =) So thank you... <3
With love Demy <3

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Natalija 26 April, 2013 - 18:08

Yes, Heidi is really great:). And I started to read My sister's keeper, it seems to be very good book. I'll watch the film with Cameron Diaz too, but I'll read the book first. <3

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Demy 22 April, 2013 - 12:49

Hi ;)
I can exactly say that my parents introduced me to reading. They said for me that reading is a really very intresting and if I want to be as an educational one I should read more books, so I do :)
Some days before I have read in English 'Things I Can't Forget' by Miranda Kenneally and I really like this book. It's about Kate has always been the good girl. Too good, according to some people at school—although they have no idea the guilty secret she carries. But this summer, everything is different…This summer she’s a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. This summer Matt is back as a counselor...moreI really enjoyed this story of a summer love, overcoming regret and learning to understand others. Kate, with her faults in judgment and her constant thrust of her religious values, was easy to understand and watch her open her mind to new experiences.
I really enjoyed this story of a summer love, overcoming regret and learning to understand others. Kate, with her faults in judgment and her constant thrust of her religious values, was easy to understand and watch her open her mind to new experiences. I completely understand her thoughts of loneliness, feeling that now one remembers her from high school. Kate lost her only real friend, her best friend Emily, in an argument of mixed minds. I personally don't feel that Kate should have regretted what she did for Emily, but I understand why. Her beliefs contrast with what she did. I am glad with what happened with Emily and Kate in the end, even though it happened abruptly. Overall, this is an enjoyable book.
Also one of the most remembered book for me is . I really like all books of Jodi Picoult because it makes me think about many world problems...
Briefly saying: Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate - a life and a role that she has never questioned… until now.
Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister - and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable… a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. So I concider is a really intresting book. Hope that after my words somebody maybe will read this wonderful book :)

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