When I say I’ve always loved to read . . .

23 Jan

I really do mean always.

Me (age a few months) & my dad

Around age 3ish, I think.

About age 4 or 5, maybe.

Reading with Dad & Nik

Age 11 on Dad's truck

So it might be no surprise that this discovery on Friday quickly became one of my favorite things on the internet: “You Should Date an Illiterate Girl.”

The girl who reads has spun out the account of her life and it is bursting with meaning. She insists that her narratives are rich, her supporting cast colorful, and her typeface bold. . . . You will accept nothing less than passion, and perfection, and a life worthy of being storied.

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4 Responses to “When I say I’ve always loved to read . . .”

  1. kelly andrews January 24, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    I love this post. My parents didn’t take a lot of photos, but one of my high school art projects was a life-size oil self-portrait of me, sitting in a window and reading very seriously. If I ever need an author website, it’s going right on there.

  2. Amanda Hoving February 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    I have similar pictures that show me growing up with books, and now I take them of my own children. There’s nothing I like better than seeing a book in a kid’s hand.

    Oh, and also loved that illiterate girl post. Thanks for sharing the link!

  3. Barney Saltzberg April 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    I wold love to see a book of photographs just showing places people read! It’s inspiring!

  4. Sandra Arthur June 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    Great to see your “love” turned into a dream career. I believe there is a strong connection between early introduction to books and thereby loving to read. Kids who are read to, who find reading fun definitely have a head start at school and this translates into perhaps interesting jobs. If for no other reason, they will always be able to tune out the world and enjoy a new adventures and escape this confusing world. My father was an avid reader. I can never recall a day when he did not read. He installed this love to read in me and I in turn to my kids. My son has dyslexia (only discovered aged 7-8) and although reading is difficult for him, he loves to read! Thank heavens for making the investment in passing on this reading love.

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