I received a big book of fairy tales for Christmas when I was very young. I would ask my father to read the stories to me, my favorite was about 13 swans, I don't remember the exact title. What I do remember was, I kept asking him to read the book that 'Mimi' gave me, he didn't know what I was talking about. I went over to my shelf and got the book. He told me 'Santa' gave me the book, not 'Mimi' (my Gma). I said, 'No, she wrote her name in the book - and I showed him - in script it said 'Merry Christmas, Alice'. Her last name started w/ 'C'. Obviously, I hadn't learned to read script, yet.
I treasured that book even after I could read on my own. I love to read, and I'm happy to say, so do my DH and my children. I found a book for my older son that had his nickname and a book that had my daughter's nickname, never found one for my younger son.
Gretchen, I also read slower than I used to, and sometimes when I p/u a book, I forget what I previously read of it. I need my bifocals and also happy to have the large print. I like many different types of books, never stop learning.
God bless. Alice.