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  1. Stujallen
    June 15, 2010

    some lovely answers from the lovely amy ,i love your site lay out beautiful ,all the best stu

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    • Carina
      June 15, 2010

      Thank you! Nice to have you over to visit, I see you commenting over at Amy’s quite often. This was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about her. 🙂

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  2. zibilee
    June 15, 2010

    You know, looking back, I don’t have that many memories of being read to or reading. I’ve just always been a bookworm, and recently, talking to some old friends, they mentioned that I always had my nose in a book. I hadn’t remembered that. Amy, I agree with your tips on how to get young readers interested in reading. My kids are big readers, and I think a lot of your ideas are things that I have done. Great interview! I am going to have to continue following this series!

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    • Amy
      June 16, 2010

      Phew, I’m glad to hear that my thoughts actually work zibilee! I of course have no kids to base my assumption on 🙂

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  3. Carrie, Reading to Know
    June 15, 2010

    This is a really great idea! I love this thought. (I came over from Amy Reads to check out your idea for this new feature.) Very nifty concept.

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    • Carina
      June 15, 2010

      Thank you! I’m excited that you just used the word “nifty”. 😉

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  4. Andi
    June 15, 2010

    GREAT idea! I love Amy’s blog and as a teacher I really appreciate this feature. I taught high school for a year, I’ve been teaching college for about 7, and I have two teen stepkiddos and a newborn. Whew! In short, I try my best to let my kids and my students see me reading, and when I’m teaching I always try to make choices that will teach the students something AND be enjoyable. I hate the idea that something I do might turn them off.

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    • Carina
      June 15, 2010

      I agree, I would much rather have students read something that they enjoy while still learning, than try to force them to read something that they don’t enjoy, and turn them off of reading entirely.

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    • Amy
      June 16, 2010

      I wish I had a teacher like you! 🙂

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  5. Trisha
    June 15, 2010

    What a brilliant idea! And I totally agree with Amy about English classes. It seems many English teachers in high schools make reading a bit painful.

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    • Carina
      June 15, 2010

      I never realized that when I was in school, because I guess I lucked out and always had teachers that tried to get us to love reading. Since then, though, I’ve definitely seen or heard of teachers who didn’t quite encourage that fun aspect of reading, and it always saddens me.

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  6. Iris
    June 18, 2010

    I was a huge fan of Harry Potter too! After book 3 however, my sister was suddenly considered the bigger fan and so she usually received the books as a gift. But the last few books were released in English on my birthday and so my parents decided to resume the tradition of gifting them to me.

    I really liked finding out about your reading habits as a child, Amy. Oh, and I think this is a lovely series Carina.

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