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Growing up with a Love of Reading

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One of my goals for the upcoming year is to share more of myself with others. I tend to hide behind my glasses, my hair...everything.  However, after having a conversation with a former student (I, the teacher, became the student), I decided that being vulnerable is something I need to work on.  In this case, vulnerability is about being open and willing to go outside my boundaries.  Here is one step in doing this. I'm going to share some information with you. I've had a conversation with a few people about why I love to read and I thought I would share the information with everyone.

Growing up as the child of a retired Marine (Semper fi), my family traveled a lot. We practically traveled every two years.  As soon as began to make friends and create a niche for myself, it was time to move.  The one constant, in all of those moves, (nine moves by the time I was 16) was my books.  

A love of reading was something that my father had fostered in me.  I don't remember reading Dr.…