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JumpStart by Robb Armstrong for March 05, 2021

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    RohanDemon  2 months ago

    These two could make him hate reading books AGAIN.

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    gsawyer101  2 months ago

    Once they are not required reading it can be fun.

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  2 months ago

    You can’t bury a book. They’re too valuable and full of information.

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    jagedlo  2 months ago

    One of the few times where I would recommend an audiobook, so you can wear the earbuds and not have to listen to the outside conversation…

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    pathfinder  2 months ago

    My reading REALLY took off when my parents bought an encyclopedia (Colliers … we couldn’t afford Brittanica), and I began with the two volume dictionary. Wound up looking up words from the definitions. Took me three years to get to volume twenty. I was eight years old when that started.

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    Ryker the reader  2 months ago

    Burned one… in a park? That’s a story I want to hear from Joe

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    Snolep  2 months ago

    That’s what he and Julio were doing down by the schoolyard.

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    kab2rb  2 months ago

    Joe’s parents opposite of my mom, she was not into books at all. She grew up on farm land with one room school house and back then books was not in demand. Then when my mom around another mom who also did not want her kids to read, sealed it for my mom. I changed that for me when I got older. My own dad waited until he retired then only one type of book. My memories. I have read serious books, to non serious pleasure reading.

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    crbrior  2 months ago

    I had an English teacher in high school that made reading a novel a requirement of the course but she didn’t tell us which one. Instead, she gathered together 6 books and allowed us to read the first couple pages to pick one we would like to read. Then, once a week, we would break up into groups of those reading the same book and talk about the book. There wasn’t any book report to write. No grade was given. It was just to show us the joy of reading a book.

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    yangeldf  2 months ago

    ugh, I HATE this, when people get all sarcastic and throw it in your face when you do something they wanted you to do. I often just stop doing it out of spite and make a big show of walking away from it in front of them.

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    vanaals  2 months ago

    I was quite the opposite as a kid. I was once very angry with my mother for drilling through a history book so that she could make a table lamp out of it.

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    spaced man spliff Premium Member 2 months ago

    His mom got him to read. Now he can teach his mom how to drive.

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    christelisbetty  2 months ago

    The Dad was a cop, he should have booked him.

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    The Orange Mailman  2 months ago

    You wanted some recognition for this, Joe.

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    joannesshadow  2 months ago

    I developed a love of reading at a very early age. I am told, though I don’t remember it, that I was sitting on my grandfather’s lap one day reading from a favorite book. Grandpa suspected me of memorizing the story, so he said "Jump around. " So I got off his lap and jumped around! He died when I was four, so I wasn’t very old.

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    Dragoncat  2 months ago

    It’s funny how some people were so against children reading the Harry Potter stories. And yet, the Bible starts off with people running around naked until they ate the forbidden fruit.

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    neatslob Premium Member 2 months ago

    If you want kids to read, let them read what they want to read.

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