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Do you like being read to?

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I've always loved being read to and my mother indulged my far longer than she really wanted to.  I'd loved to be read to now, but nobody will.  It would seem by the following article that reading aloud is good for both reader and listener.  Why reading aloud is a vital bridge to literacy

 

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I love being read to. I think it's why I like audiobooks so much.

I don't remember my parents reading to me although I'm sure they did but as an adult my ex husband used to read to me as I drove us long distances and I found it very peaceful. 

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I discovered I could read when my mother had to answer the telephone while reading me Black Beauty. It was at the bit where BB sees a train for the first time and I picked up the book and realised I could understand the words. Haven't stopped since, however my mother stopped reading to me though she always told stories on car journeys.

 

I read to my children until they were about 8 and stopped going to bed at a time when I could read without having to go off and do other things. We all love audio books.

 

I don't like reading poetry in general but I love it read aloud.

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Yes, a lot of them are unabridged. I subscribe to Audible (I find I'm much more willing to do the housework of I've got a book to listen to) and they do lots of deals.

 

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27 minutes ago, Viccie said:

Yes, a lot of them are unabridged. I subscribe to Audible (I find I'm much more willing to do the housework of I've got a book to listen to) and they do lots of deals.

 

 

Now there's an idea. I gave up listening to music while doing housework because I paid more attention to the music.

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I was never read to as a child as far as I can recall, (at home) - I was more encouraged to just read things for myself which I did. However, at primary school we had lessons where we were read to and I loved them. Now I love listening to audiobooks but to be fair would sooner sit down and read a book for myself.

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I loved being read to as a child, my mum did it and we also had story hour when the teacher would read to us, one boy fell asleep once and we were all getting ready to go home and he was still sitting there, snoozing away and had to be woken up!

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I absolutely love it. I love The New Yorker's Writers Read podcast, where writers read either their own work or the works of other writers, mostly those they admire. The reading is followed by an honest discussion between the mag's Fiction Editor and the Guest Writer, and very often these are better than most lit-crit classes :D

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