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For Dr. Seuss's 99th birthday today, his lovely 1971 letter encouraging children to read (Neil Armstrong's letter is at the end, this is good stuff! Important encouragement) http://j.mp/oUAmYe

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think a lot depends on the attitude of the parents to reading - for us it was a treat to go to the library and pick out books, we were in a house surrounded by books and both of my parents are avid readers who have passed on their love of reading. If however parents treat reading as a chore I think that is also passed on. However I think electronic books are helping as they have brought down prices and increased accessibility ie wherever you live ie out in the wilds far from a library or book shop - you can books any time.

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My parents signed us up in a book club and I got a new book each month. MY books became the Library for my class each year in grade school - rural WV schools did not have Libraries and it was difficult to get to the Public Library in town.

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My first gift to each grandchild has been a book. As they get older the books progress from cardboard to real books. When I do Christmas (when they are here) there is at least one book per child. I cannot understand the lack of joy of reading.

April 23 is World Book Night and I will be giving out free copies of books for the second year. This year I will be giving A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

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I did that last year. Did not sign up again this year as I had such a difficult time giving all the books away.

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im lucky - if i buy a bestseller then I have a contact at the local library who will take it - saves them money and its good to have more than one copy of a popular volume.

But I am going more and more to kindle as i need the storage space! plus have no patience for delivery - plus anything new now is automatically available on electronic and I have no patience! Was thinking it must be good for university students! little storage space and cheaper - and you can take all your text books everywhere easily!

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