Saturday, August 28, 2010

Weekly Geeks: Who Do You Connect With?

Weekly Geeks: Who do you read with, if you don’t read with anyone –WHY NOT?

In my younger days, I loved to read with my dad. He and I just sat next to each other with our respective books and read. If we wished to share something, we did. Rather I did and my dad indulged me. There were times when my dad taught me Physics and Mathematics. I was the only one amongst we siblings who was taught by our dad. My brothers did their own studying but I was very close to my dad and loved those teaching/studying time. And the subjects he couldn't teach, he used to sit with me.

When I joined college, those stopped. I studied by myself or with my friends. And I did share reading with my friends. However, I spent my holidays reading next to my dad.

When my brothers had children, I was (still am) the indulging aunt. I bought them their first books. And used to read aloud, whenever I got an opportunity. I still buy them books.

Now I don't read with anyone. Sometimes I wish I did. I miss my dad sitting next to me, reading. I cherish those priceless memories. Maybe that is the reason, I don't want to read with anyone else.

Now, the book blogging world doesn't let us feel alone. We are all connected with each other because of our love for books.


Stephanie said...

Like you, I read by myself too, although occasionally my husband will join me.

Kelly said...

I loved this post. I used to read with my dad too, and we were still in the middle of a few books when he passed away. I still can't bring myself to finish them, but it made me happy inside to see that you also have read with your father :)

Kerrie said...

When my children were young I used to read with them. There is something about actually reading a book with another that brings aspects of the story to life.

The Reading Momster said...

I am sure your Dad used to enjoy those times too. :)
I don't read with anyone, but nowadays I read to Aarya :) :)
Of course he has no clue, but then maybe someday he will like reading too :)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post.

Melanie said...

That is a lovely post. I remember my dad teaching me to read, and reading with my mom and brothers too.

Literary Feline said...

What wonderful memories, Guatami! Some of my fondest memories of childhood are reading with my parents.

Jordyn said...

Awww, I love this answer. The blogging world definitely brings a sense of connection to our reading.