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remyanair

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What I would Do To Read a BOOK?????
« on: August 08, 2012, 12:12 PM »
Money runs the world and people run behind it; Do anything for it!!! >:D

BUT..........Have you ever wondered what people would do to get to a book???

Tell your stories about your experiences of what fun :laugh: u had to get a book you wanted, what pain and anguish :( you suffered to feel its papery ( 8) so original huh?) texture beneath your fingers, the soaring feeling that surged through your body and heart when it was finally in your grasp ^-^ (OR your PC, whatever sets your ball rolling!!!!), the laughs u had  :D or tears you shed for it :'(...

AnYTHING GOES!!!!

I believe BOOKS are worth every pain you feel if they fulfill their promise!!!! :-*
 

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remyanair

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Re: What I would Do To Read a BOOK?????
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 01:05 PM »
My Mom had a job that kept her away for the whole day and Dad already was in a different town, but the latter ended up becoming a blessing when he used to bring me the fortnightly cartoon books, comics and story books that I would pore over, forsaking all games for the duration.
Reading was always a passion of mine, but language became a barrier when I couldn't find someone to hound till death to read out to me. >:D
As I said already whenever a storybook written in our mother tongue was brought, my parents had no peace until every little word, phrase, vowel and consonant was wrung dry to my satisfaction.
Trying to skip words was no use (Believe me they TRied!!! >:D) because I seemed to have an uncanny sense of the letters and sounds they produced that my eyes seemed to read the book thru their minds. :o
Once when I had the Book I didn't have any hapless soul to terrorise, i fell into a quandry :-\. there was none I could turn to, beacuse none of our neighbours knew a letter of our language (the imbeciles!!!) and the nearest person at that time (around 3.30 in the afternoon) was a family friend (of the same community, thank the lord :angel:). She had a son who had similar leanings and it was a double bonanza cz I got to share my book wid him.
The problem was transportation. I couldn't go alone as it was quite a distance (2 kms). But i was determined and I set out on my quest. ;D
I seemed to walk forever in the heat of the sun, nimbly skipping over the dirt on the roadside, never daunted by the speeding lorries transporting god knows what, belching dark filthy smoke; all that because
of the prize I had in my hands--- my precious (BOOK!!) Gollum!!! :P

i reached their home, soothed aunty's misgivings, got the book read to my heart's content and to my friend's delight, then set out on my way back home, basking in the glory of my acheivement!!! :)
I could feel Joy pulsing through my blood as i stepped over the threshold of my home :), when it congealed into ice at the sight that awaited me. ???

My MOM!!!!  >:( She looked like an avenging angel (Personally, she looked like a demonness from the pits of hell!!!), all smoking nostrils.
The next thing i knew was my legs were leaving skidmarks on the floor as she dragged me to the bedroom and took up my ruler (MY wooden ruler!!! The cheek!) and smack! Owww!!!
My thigh stung with the force of the blow. The other thigh didn't get time to feel ignored when it got the same attention. In the middle of my (ahem! quite undignified!) squeals, my mother reminded my of some home truths!!!

1.   It was 6 pm when i returned,(VERY Late!)
2.   I had not told our maid where I was going (The little Snitch!!!)
3.   The most important (She seemed to think so, I didn't!!!)

   I WAS JUST 6 years old!!!
 

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Re: What I would Do To Read a BOOK?????
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 01:20 PM »
What did I do?  I taught myself to read.   

By the time I was 5 I was reading way above 1st grade level.  In fact I know I got my first library book the summer before I went to school so I was reading long before that.

Comics were my world and I soon realized that words were just pictures.  Those pictures always were the same meaning.   IS was always IS.  Batman was always Batman no matter what frame or what book or comic book it was in.  Then it was a simple process to apply.  When I ran into a word [a picture] that I didn't know, I would simply take it to my mother or grandmother or grandfather and ask what it was.  New word [picture] added to the list. 

My mother and Grandmother provided the repetition I needed to start.  The fact I always had my nose in a comic book provided the incentive.  Other books just followed naturally.

The fact I see words as pictures also makes speed reading easy.  It does play havoc with sounding out a word.  I can't.  I have to hear it when I see it then it gets added to the database.   That is how I learned in the first place. 
 

remyanair

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Re: What I would Do To Read a BOOK?????
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 02:08 PM »
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What did I do?  I taught myself to read.   

By the time I was 5 I was reading way above 1st grade level.  In fact I know I got my first library book the summer before I went to school so I was reading long before that.

Comics were my world and I soon realized that words were just pictures.  Those pictures always were the same meaning.   IS was always IS.  Batman was always Batman no matter what frame or what book or comic book it was in.  Then it was a simple process to apply.  When I ran into a word [a picture] that I didn't know, I would simply take it to my mother or grandmother or grandfather and ask what it was.  New word [picture] added to the list. 

My mother and Grandmother provided the repetition I needed to start.  The fact I always had my nose in a comic book provided the incentive.  Other books just followed naturally.

The fact I see words as pictures also makes speed reading easy.  It does play havoc with sounding out a word.  I can't.  I have to hear it when I see it then it gets added to the database.   That is how I learned in the first place.


So True!!! my mother tongue (Malayalam- A language in India) is filled with letters that look like little round thingies of varied sizes and shapes... i didnt learn to write it until i was 20, but i was reading the letters 10 years before that... quite fluently at that...
« Last Edit: August 08, 2012, 02:11 PM by romanticynic »
 

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