The Love of Reading Through the Years

Monkey does what monkey sees. My love for reading and writing started a long time ago. My parents always read to me. I loved story time. A former teacher, Mom was finishing nursing school when I was born. While she was studying in her books, I was next to her with mine. Or I would go bug my dad who is also an avid reader (and a part time teacher too).

This is the picture of my first book:


I was either 3 or 4 years old when I bought my first book above. For my birthday, I asked to pick my own present: I wanted a book, I wanted to pick my own title. It was a deal. I guess I was born a little negotiator. lol… My dad and I walked from my house to the store which was located a couple streets over. I was allowed a book and a special treat. I bought a Martine birthday book and a small red Pringles as my special treat. I took that book everywhere with me. lol…

During the school year, I looked forward to fridays. Not only because the weekend was coming, it was the day I could sign out a book from the classroom library. I read all the Martines they had at school and moved on to others. One of my favorite categories was adventure books. I love the author’s descriptions of the different places. I felt like I was traveling. Club des 5 is a fun collection.


I went into mysteries after that. I really thought I was gonna be a detective one day like Alice. At times, I wonder how she is doing all of that when she is so young lol…


For the Comtesse de Segur, it is a classic collection. I had all the titles, lined up in our library at home. I love reading about the old days.


During middle school, I remember reading the Baby Sitters Club book and Sweet Valley High. There were others that I can’t remember right now. Many and many were turned into television shows.


By high school, I was living in America. I was amazed at the variety of the books available for free at the library. I was checking out books constantly. All the leisure reading stopped during college as leisure time was cut and I was working to actually pay bills. I still read in my spare time. I just takes me much longer to read a book or two. I am still working on Harry Potter. I know, I’m late.

I started reading a very long time ago. It is something that became a part of who I am today. Nothing like getting lost in a good book. You forget the world exists. Here I am now, writing one. I love the story so far. Slow but good.

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About Nadeen Chrystal Davis

I am Nadeen Chrystal Davis, an aspiring fiction author. I am in the process of writing of novel that I hope to publish by next summer. In the meantime, I will be sharing some short stories. In this blog, I will talk about the writing process, about the ups and downs, about anything that catches my attention throughout my day. Feel free to comment: I want to hear from you. Read more about me on my blog: Hello and welcome!
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9 Responses to The Love of Reading Through the Years

  1. There is, indeed, nothing like a good book!

  2. I’m a guy and I feel in love with reading in the 8th grade. By the 9th grade I was buying the whole Baby Sitter’s Club collection and saying it was for my sister, but it was really for me! I used to also read Sweet Valley High. I’m a heterosexual African American male, so you can imagine the lengths I went through to hide my passion for reading these books!

    • I can just imagine what you went through. I had my own struggles due to the fact that I was reading and taking honors classes. It’s just not right. Kudos to you! Look where you are now… I read just about anything I can get my hands on. There was one point I would ask my parents to drive me to further libraries because I was done with teen section in a particular one. Amazing what we do lol…

    • Thank you for your visit. I’m following you. Some of your posts caught my attention.

  3. danchanmktg says:

    As a child, I loved Amelia Bedelia! These books would make me laugh so hard! As a youth, I enjoyed Mary Higgins Clark. I went through many different phases of books: joke books, mysteries, romance, adventure, and now I’m interested in marketing-related novels! Books are a great escape from my busy life!

    • Thanks for sharing. That is great! I lost track of all the books I read. Many of my favorite series were adapted into TV show series. If a story did not have a book, I would write it. This is why I see a scene in my head first, then I pause it second by second and describe with my words… Lately, I read all the current best sellers and the buzzing motivational books.

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