10.02.2016

Remember Your Childhood

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     When people set about to better themselves by extensive reading, they often start with their childhood. Whether you read a lot as a child or not is scarcely the point. The point is that everyone has a handful (or more) of stories that shaped them into the person they are today.

     Because that's what stories do. They shape us.

     The power of story is tremendous, and every story you remember from your childhood is important to consider as you begin this journey.

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     What genres did you return to again and again? Which literary character was your hero? How did you see the world differently because of the stories that stole your young heart?

     For, you see, you must remember how you began to see where you can go.

“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.” ― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

     Challenge for today: Think about the books from your childhood. If you weren't a reader growing up, think about the stories, fables, or Disney movies that captured your imagination. Think about how they shaped you and how you want books to play a role in your future.

~Madeline 

This post is part of my 31 Days to a Better Reading Life series.

3 comments:

  1. So, I read The Bobbsey Twins, and Five Little Peppers, books about siblings who had adventures. I was raised as sn only child so maybe I needed pretend siblings.

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  2. Reading has always been one of my true loves~ Looking forward to reading along! {The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams and A Little Princess were two childhood favorites of mine~ Also, Raggedy Ann & Andy stories, as well as those of Holly Hobbie... :)

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~Madeline