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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #120 on: August 19, 2012, 04:56:03 PM »
My mom always told me na nung bata ako, instead na matutulog na, nasa corner ako reading my books. The books I read pa nun were Charlie Brown Encyclopedias haha! Then they will buy me mga Charlie Brown books. During elementary days, encyclopedias lang din binabasa ko pa rin. This time yung Collier's na. Then HS nag-start na ko magbasa ng Sweet Valley High pero hindi ako naging fan so patalon talon lang yung binabasa kong books then hiram lang ako sa friend ko na major collector nung series na yun. I also borrow from friends ng Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Love Stories, etc... Nung nasa 3rd year HS na ko, we were asked to write a book report. I chose Midsummer Night's Dream then dun na nag-start yung love ko for classic novels. Then may phase ako na puro Danielle Steel haha!

Oh my gosh I also read those books when I was young! Haha pati encyclopedia generation encarta na ako haha. Then yun nga Sweet Valley High, Nancy Drew. I also remember Hardy Boys but not quite sure if I ever ended up reading those. Ang paborito ko dati, R.L. Stine tapos meron pa ako yung mga books na interactive, yung mga "if this is your action, go to page 99" hahahaha

I feel a little nostalgic. I wonder what happened to that sort of literature now. Kids must go back to those! :D


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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #121 on: August 19, 2012, 10:30:54 PM »
I remember going through our Compton's encyclopedia when I was very young.  My favorite volumes were about flowers and flags.  When I was in third grade, I picked up "The Clue of the Broken Locket" which is a Nancy Drew mystery during our Library Time and it has been a love affair with books from then on.  Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins, Dana Girls, Sweet Dreams in grade school, Mills & Boon in high school (bawal pa nga ito in my all-girls super Catholic high school haha), but it was then that I also discovered J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" and the spy novels of Robert Ludlum (the writer of the Bourne series) and Frederick Forsythe and of course, the novels of Sidney Sheldon.  In college, I discovered the classics by Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, E.M. Forster, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  In law school, I read more historical romance novels and chick lit for easy reading (nakakapagod magbasa ng law books).

In any case, I attribute my love for reading to my early exposure to books.


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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #122 on: October 03, 2012, 05:10:16 PM »
I think during younger years. Elementary days kasi required sa school and my mom used to buy me books whenever she's in Manila. Over the time na enjoy ko na rin yung nagbabasa kahit brownout or madilim.


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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #123 on: October 07, 2012, 08:41:35 PM »
Nung college lang ako nahilig magbasa, after ko mabasa yung The Alchemist ni Paulo Coelho, nagustuhan ko naman then I started buying his books, at kung anong libro pa yung magustuhan ko babasahin ko, tapos minsan kapag nalaman ko yung isang movie ay galing sa libro, babasahin ko muna bago panoorin sa sine..:D


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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #124 on: October 22, 2012, 05:02:50 AM »
I'm not a bookworm but I love books I love to read... siguro nag start when I was in HS mga chicken soup for teenager pa yung binabasa ko nun pati little prince and sophie's world pa nauuso..


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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #125 on: October 29, 2012, 10:43:54 AM »
my mom used to buy me fairytale books when i was young like 4-6yo. she would narrate them to me pa nga. then my aunt gave me a complete set of sweet valley kids. dun ako nag enjoy magbasa. kahit tapos ko na lahat pinapaulit ulit ko lang. then pinahiram naman ako nung classmate ng kapatid ko ng tagalog pocketbooks,  na enjoy ko rin. big help sakin yung tagalog pocketbooks ha, kasi tumalas talaga vocabulary ko sa filipino. lagi akong top pag dating sa filipino subject namin sa school. lol. then my bf gave me a julie garwood book. first time ko magbasa ng novel nun. i thought hindi ko ma eenjoy kasi hindi naman ako palabasa ng makakapal ng books. but super na hook ako. after i finished that book, i bought all books of julie garwood. and even until now inaabangan ko parin new releases niya. :D
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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #126 on: October 30, 2012, 08:55:10 PM »
Well, I started reading because my seatmate back in highschool was reading Twilight. It was when aTwilight was still just a book and not that famous pa. Yun, I got curious and since then, di na ako natigil :))

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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #127 on: October 31, 2012, 10:41:34 PM »
Before I could even read (haha), I was already entertained by the fairy tale books sa bahay. It was my mom who really encouraged me to read, read, and read. Then I've come to love it. I remember how my mom would give me a thousand bucks pag punta sa mall when I was in Grade 2 and I spent all on Nancy Drew books. Also loved Sweet Valley series and the Babysitters Club. Kaka-miss. :)
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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #128 on: November 05, 2012, 06:41:37 AM »
true story po ito :
Nung 1 year old daw ako, may pumuntang albularyo sa bahay. Nilagyan daw ako sa tapat ko ng dyaryo, rosary at perang papel. Ang una ko daw na dinampot sa tatlo is yung dyaryo. So sabi nung albularyo, magiging palabasa at matalino raw ako paglaki.  ;D
At totoo nga sabi ng mama ko, i remember when i was still in grade 3, instead of playing inside the school premises while I wait for my service, I will be found in the library. :)


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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #129 on: November 06, 2012, 01:24:14 AM »
Naalala ko nung preschool or grade school days ko, binibili ako ng mom ko ng fairy tale books. Yung tipong nakakaakit basahin kasi marami drawing. ;D . Paulit ulit niyang binabasa sakin hanggang dumating yung time na ako na ang nagbabasa.
Pero yung talagang nagbabasa na ako book after book, that is nung binigyan ako ng dad ko ng HP. :) . After ko mabasa yung Philosopher's Stone dun ako nagdecide na mag-ipon para lang bumili ng books.


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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #130 on: November 08, 2012, 01:52:44 AM »
ako only recently, thanks to Goodreads :)
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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #131 on: November 09, 2012, 05:42:48 PM »
My love for reading started out in kindergarten. I remember that I would hang out and read books (Dr. Seuss, picture books with few captions and the like) in the school library while waiting for my mother/father to fetch me. In High School, I found that our school library has Sweet Valley and Love Stories novels, I started borrowing and made it a point to read two books in a week.


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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #132 on: November 09, 2012, 06:56:26 PM »
my father is also very well read so as his sister, my tita. and tita and i are close. i think i got my love of reading from them.  :)
i was so interested in the lost land of Atlantis when i was mga 9 years old and they have this big hard bound book in which there is a detailed article about atlantis, pati na rin yung land of gold. ayun pinagbabasa ko. haha!
i love non-fictional mysteries, like nessie, yung atlantis, etc. as in i dig those a lot, para lang ako naha-high nun tuwing nakakabasa ng mga ganun. makes me very happy.
my name kasi comes from the greek mythology, at first i'll just look in the dictionary and see the very tiny description about my name, then my dad gave me yung homer's greek mythology and i read everything kung saan lalabas yung pangalan ko. mga around same age din yun, mga 9.  ;D
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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #133 on: November 18, 2012, 12:17:40 AM »
was able to read at a very young age. Musmos pa lang, lapitin na ko sa mga libro. haha! i just love them! salamat kay mom dahil nagpagawa sya library way back gradeschool. Napuno ko agad, when i read kasi, peace of mind talaga nakukuha ko. I tend to forget my problems, errands, and more. Less stress, more insights. I JUST LOVE READING. Masaya ko kapag may natatapos akong book. :)

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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #134 on: November 18, 2012, 11:48:56 PM »
sa mom ko, kasi nun elementary ako, nun uso un brownout, cyempre walant TV. umaarkila sya sa video shop ng mga tagalog pocketbooks, un mga precious hearts romances, valentine romances etc...so dahil nakakainip sa hapon, pag uwi galing school mga grade 3 ako nun, hinihiram ko un mga tapos na nyang basahin, kahit gabi at rechargable lamp lang ang ilaw namin, basa pa din ako...ayan ang labo na ng mata ko ngayon...

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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #135 on: November 24, 2012, 09:44:17 AM »
Nung niregaluhan ako ng kuya ko ng Harry Potter book 1 nung elementary pa ako  :) Kaya kinalakihan ko talaga sila Harry.  Hehe.  Lalo ko lang na-enjoy kasi talaga lumawak imagination ko eh, ever since nun e napamahal na talaga ako sa pagbabasa ng iba pang books.  Dahil everytime na may bago akong book na binabasa, feeling ko napupunta rin ako sa world na yun  :) So parang nakakapag explore na rin ako.  Haha.


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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #136 on: November 24, 2012, 10:28:37 AM »
my dad used to read bible story books to me. nagustuhan ko sya, at dun na nagstart. pero hindi naman lahat ng books na makita binabasa ko. namimili din ako. haha. 
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« Reply #137 on: November 25, 2012, 07:30:51 PM »
My mom influenced me.. At first, i was just reading svh, then she encouraged me to read novels na tog w my sister.. :)
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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #138 on: December 17, 2012, 01:21:56 AM »
I started young.  I remember going over the alphabet books that I had, putting the pages close to my face to really see the pictures up close, smell the paper and feel the texture of the pages.  My mother bought me a really thick book so that I would stop bugging her with questions about how and why things were the way they were (Me: "Why is the sky blue?"  Mom: "Look it up in your book.").  That kept me occupied for a bit, until I finished the book :)  I'm just so glad that I love to read, it's something that I feel a lot of kids today are missing.  Sayang...


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Re: How did you get your love for reading?
« Reply #139 on: December 18, 2012, 05:10:21 AM »
I started with Harry Potter also! Hehe. I was in high school when I found HP books in my lola's pile of stuff which are supposed to be donated to a local charity. Kept HP for myself and I didnt stop reading ever since :)
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