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Did your parents read to you as a child?

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Offline Rostum

Re: Did Your Parents Read To You As a Child?
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2016, 01:09:37 PM »
Yes well beyond the point I could read myself. I am the oldest so I think you tend to get read to longer. It evolved into listening to audiobooks or one side of the Hobbit LP's read by Nichol Williamson before bed with my sister.

Offline Pwibble

Re: Did Your Parents Read To You As a Child?
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2016, 10:06:48 PM »
Absolutely, both me and my sister. All sorts of things from early reads, through things like Rupert the Bear (Elves, anthropomorphised creatures, sorcerers - a fantasy gateway?), The Usborne Book of Dragons/Giants/Knights, The Hobbit (can remember my parents reading that on a holiday in St Andrews), Narnia. Then was very much replaced by books on tape (this was the 80s) and I still love audiobooks to this day. Though more in the car when commuting than at bedtime now...

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Re: Did Your Parents Read To You As a Child?
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2016, 12:02:56 PM »
My mother read to us three boys all the time. Mostly children's books, but there was a whole period where she read horse books to us: Misty of Chincoteague; King of the Wind; Born to Trot; Star: Misty's Foal; Smoky

But almost as formative was when my bother Tom read Lloyd Alexander 's Prydain books out loud to Paul and me. He gave a voice to Gurgi that I still hear in my head. Then Paul and I read LOTR to each other. At least, FOTR. Then each is got impatient and read the other two books ourselves.
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Re: Did Your Parents Read To You As a Child?
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2016, 01:32:36 PM »
Ok, I feel bad. I feel like they probably did but I don't remember it at all (In all fairness, even as a teenager I struggled to remember many details from my childhood, so go figure I can't remember this now decades later) my guess is that they did, but likely not much past when I was old enough to read for myself. No idea how often since I can't remember a single instance of it  :-\
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Re: Did Your Parents Read To You As a Child?
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2016, 03:38:58 PM »
I remember at primary school  round about age 5-11 where you learn to read teachers stopped you at after 20 pages I went home and read the rest of the book but then I still had to read it at school and couldn't get a new book it was a nuisance.

Them at secondary school age 12-16 English teachers picked the most boring novels to read not Dickenson or Shakespeare but bloody Buddy Holy Song which I can't remember anything about only that it was the most boring book ever to read.

So no I don't thank school to get me to read. Luckily my parents brought me Weis & Hickman novel as a present and that started me off, I was blown  away I didn't even know adult fantasy/Sci fi books existed at the time because of school I thought all books were boring, so I thank Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman and the Deathgate cycle for my love of books. And my parents for gifting me the novel and thank my younger self for giving it a go otherwise I be one of this people who just read magazines or nothing at all.
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Offline WPaladin

Re: Did Your Parents Read To You As a Child?
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2016, 06:14:59 PM »
No, but my 1st grade teacher read to us several times in class and from there I wanted to read on my own. By Fifth grade I was on to Tolkein and thus the descent into my massive number of stories I have had the pleasure to be a part of.  So, I am always wanting to help with telling a new story or listening/reading one I haven't heard/seen before.