Hi, my name is Carol and I have a reading problem.
I can’t remember when I started reading. It seems like I’ve always had this habit, although there must have been pre-literature days in my past.
When it first started, it just seemed like a recreational thing.
The books were short and didn’t take much time – Frog And Toad Are Friends, Millions Of Cats, The Velveteen Rabbit, Mike Mulligan And His Steam Shovel – that kind of thing.
Then I started getting into harder stuff:
- Charlotte’s Web
- The Witches
- The Phantom Tollbooth
- A Wrinkle In Time
- Black Beauty
- White Fang
By the time I was 12 years old, the habit was worsening.
- Watership Down
- My Family And Other Animals
- If Only They Could Talk
- The Sword In The Stone
- Jurassic Park
- Beautiful Joe
- To Kill A Mockingbird
- Animal Farm
I knew that I read more than a lot of people I knew, but I didn’t think I was that unusual. I just happened to know a lot of non-readers.
It wasn’t until University that people began to broach the subject with me.