I wanted to share an excellent article with you that will help you instill a love for reading in your children. Personally, books were a constant companion of my childhood. I can’t remember not reading. I have loved it passionately for as long as I can remember.
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Reading helps us in every area of our lives. It helps us become successful in school and later in our careers and it helps us grow as individuals by either teaching us new information or by allowing us to step into someone else’s shoes. Reading can also help us become more compassionate and empathetic, as well as give us pure enjoyment and relaxation.
Instilling a love of reading in your child is one of the best gifts you can give them in their life. Here are 11 ways to do just that.
My reading tastes have changed through the years. In elementary school I voraciously read biographies. The school library had these biographies with orange covers and I read every one they had.
As I grew older, I began reading horror. In high school, I would get my work done quickly and sit and read the remainder of the class period. I read countless novels in the genre through the years. In time, though, I moved on and stopped reading horror completely.
Then I moved to mysteries/thrillers and read hundreds of them until I became fairly well-versed in the genre. They read quickly and I enjoyed the puzzles.
When I finally decided I had wasted enough time dreaming about writing a novel, I began work on a manuscript. Accordingly, as the plot developed, my reading tastes changed again. I needed to broaden my horizons to fill in the gap.
I began reading more books by women and more romance so I could do a better job understanding female characters. As I began studying writing in earnest, the mystery stories I was reading began to look stale and drab.
I began to seek out better books with higher quality writing. That led me to literary fiction, a genre I had little knowledge of. When people asked me what genre I primarily read, it was hard to give them a firm answer. So I went in search of one.