What is more sensational 3,000 books in your purse or the smell of a new paperback?

Let’s start off with a basic fact. I truly enjoy words and books. I love to read. My Kindle 3G reader holds 3,000 books and there are another 1000 or so I own in the cloud. My library at home has about 1,000 hard copy books. I really like to read. I really like books. I like the look of them, the feel of them, the smell of them.
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It is sensational to learn to read so you can start a love affair with books.
 
I have always loved books. I learned to read when I was three years old. I remember my father bringing home a bunch of Dr. Seuss books. I read those books with my mom who taught me to read. I liked turning the pages, seeing the words and pictures. I liked how you could string together bunches of letters and those bunches became an interesting or fun story. As a child I learned to read just so I could play with my books and do what my teachers asked. As a teenager I learned to read critically, to look for points and themes. In order to pass exams in English class I had to learn to read for theme, point and character development. I learned to read to provide pleasing answers for high school teachers and college professors. As a law student I learned to read for black letter law, facts, issues and holdings. I learned to read to look for ways to apply legal principles to fact patters in school, on the bar exam and later as a representative for my clients. 
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