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How old were you when you first tried to learn how to read?

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Postby MissLT » Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:09 pm

maryann wrote:By the way, how old were you when you read a novel for the first time? ;)

When I was 11.
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Postby illusion » Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:54 pm

LennyeTran wrote:I tried it when I was four.


Me too and I remember that it didn't last too long as I was able to read quite soon. I have always loved books. When I was little I would sleep with them in my bed and then read after waking up :)
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Postby Dixie » Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:03 pm

illusion wrote:Me too and I remember that it didn't last too long as I was able to read quite soon. I have always loved books. When I was little I would sleep with them in my bed and then read after waking up :)


I used to do that, too!!!
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Postby MissLT » Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:19 am

So did I. I used to carry the English children textbook my sister had around the house. Late at night, I would ask my uncle to read it to me. I never got tired of it since I was amazed by the strange sounds my uncle made.

I still go to sleep with books on my bed, by the way. :oops:
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Postby jakeson » Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:31 pm

Lemme think...hmm, I guess, I was four when I started reading, at least, the ABCs. I can clearly recall I started reading encyclopedia when I was still 9. That was 19 years ago! :D
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Postby maryann » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:25 am

I read the first novel when I were 9. That novel was "Uncle Tom's cabin" (in vietnamese, of course)by Harriet Beecher Stowe. I cried so much during the time I read it.
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Postby Dixie » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:40 am

maryann wrote:I read the first novel when I were 9. That novel was "Uncle Tom's cabin" (in vietnamese, of course)by Harriet Beecher Stowe. I cried so much during the time I read it.


A classic in American Literature. I have never read it though (YET!!!)
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Postby Oriani » Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:15 pm

Well.. My dad began to teach me how to read Spanish at 4 and at the age of 7 I already knew how to read Spanish and English( I'm still studying for this last langauge)!! And novel?? a Venezuelan one called " Doña Barbara" at age of 10!! I've learned plenty of vocabulary reading.. That gives you food for thought :P
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Postby Tora » Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:26 pm

maryann wrote:I read the first novel when I were 9. That novel was "Uncle Tom's cabin" (in vietnamese, of course)by Harriet Beecher Stowe. I cried so much during the time I read it.


I also read it during my young years! A very nice beginning of reading! I don't remember me crying, but I recollect in my mind I liked it :roll:
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Postby wanzhen » Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:56 am

I went to school when I was 5.Maybe the next year,I began to read some fables or small stories.And reading becomes to one of my favorite hobbies from that time.But in that period I have few books to read except my school books.So my most reading books were borrowed from other people....

Although I have few books but I read much more than other people.
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