Personal Narrative: Reading Memoir

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Reading Memoir Reading has always been an uphill battle for me. In the end, my battles with reading has resulted in a pyrrhic victory. Frederick Douglass once said “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” I finally realized just how true this was only recently. I wish I would have spent more of my time with a book in my hands and because of that I feel that I have lost a lot time that could’ve been spent doing something of value. Reading is a beneficial skill that is necessary in todays life and I wish someone would have taught me the importance of it sooner.
My earlier reading memories aren’t as clear as others. I’m not sure why I remember so little. I asked my mother if she remembered reading to me as a child, and she went into such vivid detail about how often she read to me and even the books she chose. My mom would read nursery rhymes to me, such as “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” “Jack and Jill,” and “Humpty Dumpty.” She would also read the Bible to me. I enjoyed some of those stories, such as David and Goliath and Noah’s Ark. I do remember reading on Leapfrog and things of that nature, but not so much actual books. I also remember reading or being at Sunday school whenever I went. My elementary school memories are a little bit vague. I remember
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I don’t read voluntarily, but I would like to begin to because I know it could help me build on my vocabulary. For me reading is hard to enjoy, but I would like to learn to love to do it because I know it can be very beneficial in my social and professional life. I feel the more I read the higher my education will proceed and that will help me to accomplish my life goals. My odyssey will be more fulfilling because I will take my reading to the next level. I believe it was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” This quote shows how reading can lead to a successful and intellectual