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    Sue says:

    Wow!! We had a rather parallel existence! I still feel invisible more often then not. I know my social skills are not strong, but I have not been able to determine exactly what the problem is.

    As for reading, it came to me late. I just did not connect. I was somewhere in the middle of 3rd grade before I could read a Dick & Jane book unassisted (a very proud moment that I had to hide to savor). After that my skill level rose rapidly – comprehension anyway. I am a painfully slow reader.

    I was well into adulthood before I got the hang of reading for pleasure and now I would say it is my favorite pastime. I say I get more mileage out of a book because it takes me 4 times longer to read it then probably most everyone else. My daughter the fabulous elementary school teacher has explained to me that among other things, I read every word where as fast readers read phrases.

    Reading is an instant stress reducer for me. It is also an escape and an excellent education in areas I did not have the sense to pay attention to when I was in school. I am having ‘great good fun.’

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    Sue says:

    Wow!! We had a rather parallel existence! I still feel invisible more often then not. I know my social skills are not strong, but I have not been able to determine exactly what the problem is.

    As for reading, it came to me late. I just did not connect. I was somewhere in the middle of 3rd grade before I could read a Dick & Jane book unassisted (a very proud moment that I had to hide to savor). After that my skill level rose rapidly – comprehension anyway. I am a painfully slow reader.

    I was well into adulthood before I got the hang of reading for pleasure and now I would say it is my favorite pastime. I get more mileage out of a book because it takes me 4 times longer to read it then probably most everyone else. My daughter the fabulous elementary school teacher has explained to me that among other things, I read every word where as fast readers read phrases.

    Reading is an instant stress reducer for me. It is also an escape and an excellent education in areas I did not have the sense to pay attention to when I was in school. I am having ‘great good fun.’

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    Elaine says:

    In books, I find people I admire and would like to meet, worlds I may never experience and the opportunity to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. (Sometimes, I’m very grateful to get my own shoes back!) I can run through a complete range of emotions, feeling true love or poverty as surely as if they are the life I live every day. I gain empathy for people whom I might not otherwise understand and points of view that are different than my own. Altogether, books broaden my horizons in many ways.