Hmmm . . . While I agree that this is usually true, sadly it's not always the case. I LOVE to read - have always loved to read. In fact, when I was growing up my mom used to have to limit the number of books that I was allowed to bring home from the library because I would literally do nothing except read - usually up in the tree where I would climb so that I could make sure that I was uninterrupted!Originally Posted by myrosiedog;3164756;
My love for reading has only grown as I have gotten older, and I almost always have two or three books going at the same time.
But where I kind of disagree with the statement that "kids do what they see their parents do" is because when I had my kids I read to them all the time, always made books available to them, and they always saw me reading. However, even with a strong reading environment, neither of them were ever big readers. It's not that they hated it, they just had other things that were of more interest to them. They are adults now - 19 and 21 - and it has really only been in the last year or so that I have noticed their interest increasing ever so slightly. I find this encouraging!
But just as many of you have stated, I cannot imagine my life without being able to escape into the world of wonder, mystery, drama, etc. that each new book takes me into, and I, too, am always just a little bit sad when each book is finished and I have to say goodbye to people and places which - for just a little while - were part of my world too.