How to Learn to Love Reading

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Learn to love reading, you must read on a daily basis. The best thing to do is to find reading materials that interest you or read to enhance a hobby you may have. There are tons of genres to choose from such as science fiction, love stories and poetry just to name a few. The list goes on with "how to books" that show how to knit, wood work and other craft ideas.

Loving to read is not a character we were born with, it is acquired. Reading a variety of books, magazines and news papers can help to enhance learning to love reading. Before you know it, you'll be looking for books to read. Web sites are a great place to start if you do not have books or news papers.

Do not force yourself to read. After you've read several fun and exciting reading materials, you will see how much you'll feel at peace when you're reading. As time go on, you'll look forward to the special time you have set aside for your reading time.

Reading to your child or love one can inspire you to love reading. Go to the library often and read with your child or alone. Make reading part of your alone time with the one you love, like reading poetry to your love one, they'll enjoy it and you'll enjoy it too.

Get serious about reading. Find time from your schedule to read at least thirty minutes a day. Find a quiet place away from daily distractions, get comfortable and try to read at the same time every day in your quiet place.

Another way to get involved in reading is to seek out groups that are near you. Reading is fun especially when you have someone you can discuss it with. This will help to motivate you to read more and even exchange books with your group or friends that love reading. I have a girl friend that lives in a different state than I and we exchange books through the mail.

Illiteracy is a problem and if that touches anyone you know, help them by reading to them. Start with a simple book and help them to learn how to read. The problem of illiteracy touch my household when I was a child. I had home work and no one to help me with it so I had to do the best I could. My mother was born in 1911, the elder of the other siblings. While her parents were working the fields, she had to care for the younger ones. She didn't get an education, went only to the third grade. I taught her how to read using children books.

It's important to learn how to read as it is important to love reading. I read a quote by Sir Richard Steel, "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body". I learned to love reading at a very young age, I read everything I could.

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epigramman 4 years ago

......I love this picture of the dog 'reading' a book about cats - my two felines - Miss Little Tiffy and Mister Gabriel would approve - lol - and yes 'reading' they say is what makes any writer 'even better'.....

We seem to be losing the days when book stores were prominent and to read something 'required holding it in your hand' not reading it off a screen - I work in the newspaper industry for a daily newspaper and although I wouldn't say it's dying - the circulation of most newspapers have declined quite a bit and they will never recover especially with the young demographic audience.

Thank you to inspire me to read more - sometimes I think I am too busy writing to do so - but when a great writer like you comes along who know hows to communicate your thoughts and ideas very well - it makes for an always inspiring read.

Sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 4:25pm

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bodylevive 4 years ago from Alabama, USA Author

A big hello and hug to Miss Little Tiffy and Mister Gabriel. I love dogs and cats. Thank you so much for the compliment on my writing. I still have a lot you learn. I do believe I can learn a lot from a master such as yourself. I'll also be reading more of your hubs. Thank you from Loachapoka, Alabama.

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Margolyn 4 years ago from Wisconsin

When I was in grammer school, I was getting bad grades in reading and other skills. That was 60 years ago. In order to graduate from grammer school the teacher made me come in an hour earlier before class and read newspapers, magazines etc. By the end of the semester my reading went up to Junior High level and I graduated. When in highschool, while messing around in gym class the teacher made me read HEALTH magazines and give her a report on each one.

I learned a lot about health issues and continued that interest the rest of my life. When I had children I made them read 1/2 hour each day after school. They hated it, but after awhile there were no more complaints and they were all so surprised when all of thier grades went through the roof because of thier reading skills and comprehension improved drastically.

Now they are adults and read books on thier own. I started them young like in 1st and 2nd grade. And they had to make thier beds before they went to school.. To this day they do these things because they got used to good habits etc,like brushing thier teeth.

It's tough in the beginning but stick it out, its worth it in the long run. Take them to the library etc.

It works...

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bodylevive 4 years ago from Alabama, USA Author

That's great! My aim is to target grown ups who hate to read and give them some incentive on how they can learn to love reading and how they can help someone who can't read. Everyone is not as fortunate as you or your kids. My grand daughter spends the summer months with me and she has a designated reading time plus she has to tell me what she read. She loves it but as I say, some aren't as fortunate.

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KBEvolve 4 years ago from United States

Everyone should read. It's a great way to learn from the experience of others.

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kat11 4 years ago from Illinois

Reading is rated as the best way to relax and calm oneselve down. This is the only way our minds can keep intack with the rest of the world so keep reading and enjoy.

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bodylevive 4 years ago from Alabama, USA Author

KBEvolve, you are so right but you know that some of us only read when it's absolutely necessary. Such as, reading a bill from a creditor (LOL). When I chose to write on this, I was thinking deep down that maybe my writing this hub would inspire others to follow my tips to learn how to love reading. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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bodylevive 4 years ago from Alabama, USA Author

Hi Kat11, thank you for your comment as relaxing and calming down the nerves can sometimes be a task in it's self. I find that reading helps me to sooth the body and mind. I've also found out that when I can't get to sleep, I read the scriptures and the next thing I know it's morning---now that's relaxing the mind and body. Well, thanks for stopping in and hopefully I'll see you again.

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DRG Da Real Grinc 4 years ago from All over the USA

Very helpful and thoughtful of you.

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bodylevive 4 years ago from Alabama, USA Author

Thank you DRG Da Real Grinc for stopping by, Im glad you found this helpful.

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2patricias 4 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

I have always enjoyed reading. I like to try new writers, so I try to read book reviews. I also frequent my local library, so that I can feel free to sample something without wasting money.

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bodylevive 4 years ago from Alabama, USA Author

Hi 2patricias and thanks for stopping by. I use to visit the library but it was in a different city because the town I live in doesn't have one. Now we have library on wheels that comes to our community center, so I go there.

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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Hi Bodylevive, I love reading and voted yes in the poll. I think it's slowly becoming a forgotten habit because of the advent of social media where responses come quick and easy....that sort of impedes the development of language. I think what people must realize that reading is important because almost everything on the net is in text anyway and should be phrased properly!! Am grateful you shared this, and will share too.

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bodylevive 4 years ago from Alabama, USA Author

Hi there Midget38, thanks for coming over. I couldn't agree more . I can't help myself...I read most of the day. I'm retired and reading is one of my favorite things to do. Oh, thank you for voting too.

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crazybeanrider 4 years ago from Washington MI

Loved your hub about loving to read. I have always loved reading, when I was younger I read all the classics, and to this day still love them. Your tip about reading everyday is a good one. It becomes easier if you make an effort to read everyday. You tend to want to read more. great hub.

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bodylevive 4 years ago from Alabama, USA Author

Thank you crazybeanrider. I read on a daily basis, some nights too. Now that I'm retired all I do is read and clean. Can't afford to do anything else.

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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Great hub on the skill, or rather the learned skill of reading. As publishers and me as an author reading is for me like the need for food. I read at least two books at the time. Non fiction in the morning and fiction before going to sleep. Illiteracy is a great problem in South Africa so we often donate books to groups that give reading lessens after hours.

Oh yes congratulations on reaching the 10.000 view mark!

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bodylevive 2 years ago from Alabama, USA Author

Thank you so much for your comment.

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