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Paynesville Press - February 04, 2004

I Love To Read!

Since February is I Love To Read Month, the Press decided to look this month at what sixth grade students, and what one of their parents, are reading.

Names: Sam and Cheryl Bungum

Cheryl and Sam Bungum Why do you like to read?
Sam: It is fun, and you really get into the story.
Cheryl: It is enjoyable, relaxing, entertaining, and a great pastime.

What type of books do you choose most often?
Sam: The Harry Potter series. I like it because it is adventurous, and it is suspenseful.
Cheryl: I like to read many types of books. My favorites are romances, mysteries, and religious/devotional books. I like to be entertained by the romances and mysteries and enlightened and encouraged by the religious books.

What books do you remember someone reading aloud to you?
Sam: Curious George, Scrambled Eggs, and Dr. Dan the Bandage
Cheryl: My earliest reading memory was my grandmother reading me a book about boats and ships.

What is the first book you read completely on your own?
Sam: Green Eggs and Ham
Cheryl: I don't remember my first, but as soon as I could read my family had a hard time getting my nose out of them.

What is your favorite book?
Sam: The Harry Potter series - books 1-5.
Cheryl: Chicken Soup for the Soul books. I like the true stories, and I can read one even if I have very little time.

Who is your favorite author?
Sam: J.K. Rowling and Gary Paulsen
Cheryl: Nora Roberts, Mary Stewart, Rick Warren, and Stephen Lundin

Please give a summary of the last book you have read.
Sam: It was Ghost of a Hanged Man. The people hanged a thief, and he came back to haunt the townspeople.
Cheryl: I read Too Blessed to Be Stressed by Dr. Suzan D. Johnson Cook. Through sharing many events from her own life, she points out the good and bad changes that will come in life and the blessings God brings out in them all.

What book would you really like to read?
Sam: I'm looking forward to reading the next Harry Potter book.
Cheryl: I Know Just What You Mean - The Power of Friendship in Women's Lives by Ellen Goodman and Patricia O'Brien. I have it. I just haven't had time to read it.

Where do you find books?
Sam: The school library and the bookshelf in my room.
Cheryl: Mostly from friends and family.

Where is your favorite place to read? Why?
Sam: On my bed because it is comfortable, and I have a good reading light.
Cheryl: I like to read in our four-season porch on the couch by the gas fireplace. It is cozy.

What is your favorite snack while reading?
Sam: I like popcorn when I'm reading.
Cheryl: I usually don't eat while I'm reading, which is another good reason for me to read rather than watch TV.

Why is reading important?
Sam: You develop your reading skills, and you can get away from the real world for a while.
Cheryl: Reading is important because it helps you learn and expands your horizons as well as being entertaining.

What are your other interests and hobbies?
Sam: Football, baseball, and hanging out with my friends and family.
Cheryl: Golf, scrapbooking, singing, playing piano, watching sports, and camping.

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