Reading: It’s What You Do

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I have observed many families where reading is simply what people do. In one, a favorite family story is of a little girl (a toddler) whose parents and older brother were sitting in the living room, reading. No one told anyone else to read; this was simply something people did. The little girl was so young that she was holding her book upside-down, but she was doing her best.

This family does not consent to be identified by name, but I do have permission to describe the scene above. There are thousands of families like this — in the USA alone. May they increase in number.

When reading is simply what you do, it has a huge impact on who you are.

2 thoughts on “Reading: It’s What You Do

  1. It is an escape to places we might otherwise never see, an opportunity to meet characters that have never really existed and it allows us to experience other people’s lives through funny and tragic events. I agree with your sentiments. ☺

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