My Literacy Autobiography

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Literacy Autobiography Even though it isn’t my content area, I am a strong believer in the power of literature. This appreciation goes way back, in fact some of my earliest memories are those of my mom reading to my older sister and me every night before bed. We made our way through nearly all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books by the time I started kindergarten. When my sister became too old to listen bedtime stories, she would read to me instead. Even though we watched our fair share of television, we were expected to spend just as much time, if not more, with reading. That wasn’t difficult, especially considering that we grew up while the Harry Potter books were starting to take the world by storm. Our mom supported our Potter mania and read the books alongside us, saying that the Harry Potter books shared a similar style to Charles Dickens, her favorite author- and now one of mine. Even when I was too young to read them, my older sister would sit with me for hours on long car drives and read the series to me while I sat and ate up every word. Some of the favorite moments of my childhood were when my sister would torment me with juicy plot revelations. A …show more content…

This was obvious to me even at a young age, especially when I preferred to read Japanese Manga (comics) rather than watching Anime (cartoons.) I’m not entirely sure why this is, but my best guess is that I prefer the sensation I get from imagining rather than watching. When I read, I feel like the author is directing the characters and story but the rest is up to me. Sadly, I don’t have the time to read as much as I did in middle school in high school. I look back fondly at those times where I took regular trips to the library and the bookstore with my mom. Nowadays it’s harder to read for pleasure when I need juggle school, work, clubs, internships, volunteering and

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