A History of Reading

Timeline created by Brittany582
  • Mother and Daughter Reading Time

    Mother and Daughter Reading Time
    My mother would always read to me before bed before I became old enough to want to read by myself.
  • School Reading Assignments

    School Reading Assignments
    I would always forget to have my mother sign the log sheet to show that I had done my required reading time for that week/day. My mother eventually became so fed up with me not getting credit for the reading that she came in to talk to the teacher about how she had to pry the books from me so that I would sleep at night. I started getting credit after that.
  • Nevada Reading Week

    Nevada Reading Week
    Every year my school district celebrated reading in schools during Nevada Reading Week. This was always the week of my birthday since they also celebrated Dr. Seuss during this week and he and I share a birthday. I was always so happy that we had a week of book related activities around my birthday and I was never ridiculed for my love of books that week.
  • Reading In Class

    Reading In Class
    My fourth grade teacher would read to us for a half hour after lunch. In the books he read to us I found new beloved stories to add to my bookshelf including A Series of Unfortunate Events.
  • Reading Level

    Reading Level
    At the end of my fifth grade year, we all took tests that described our reading levels and ability to comprehend difficult texts. I scored very high and my teacher said that I was reading at an 11th or 12th grade level. Fifth grade me, of course, was thrilled and put into an accelerated reading course for my middle and high school years.
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
    This was the first midnight book release I had ever gone to and it was indescribable. Waiting with other people who were just as excited as me, dressing up, and doing Harry Potter related activities made the time fly by and soon we all got to read the sixth book in the series.
  • Local Library Events

    Local Library Events
    I would often go to the library during summer break and check out 10 to 20 books at a time. During one of these visits I found out the local library was having a Harry Potter themed event which I begged my mom to take me to. We went and it was a blast.
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
    I was not able to go to the midnight release for this book due to my mother’s work schedule. When she gave me the book the next day (still the day the book was released) I finished it in exactly 10 hours and 24 minutes including bathroom and snack breaks. I then reread it multiple times over the next year.
  • Babysitting

    Babysitting
    Around this time I started babysitting regularly and I spent time reading to my charges hoping to make reading a fun experience for them like my mom did for me.
  • Mini Library

    Mini Library
    This year I need to get a second bookshelf for the book collection I had amassed. In the years since I have gotten three more.
  • A New Author

    A New Author
    During my American Literature class in high school, my teacher had us read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. While the rest of the class slowly trudged along the required chapters, I finished it in three days between homework and swim practice. I loved the book and as a result become incredibly active in class during the months we worked on the book.
  • Graduation Present

    Graduation Present
    For my High School graduation, my Aunt gifted me with a NookBook which was an electronic reader from Barnes and Noble. I immediately added about 10 books on it and since then have added about 70 more. It definitely has made reading on the go easier.
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    The After Years

    After I graduated from high school, reading for leisure became more and more difficult. Between work and school I haven’t had as much time as I would like to read. I have 8 books that I’ve bought that I haven’t gotten to yet and textbooks have become my main reading material.