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Do you know why my mom won't let me read novels? What's wrong with reading? I love reading!! She always complains of the books I bring home. Thick books. Thick novels.

it's not fair that I can't read novels.

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You must ask your mom, not us.
What kind of works does she thinks are appropiate for you? Ask her.
I think she must control a little what you read, but I thing that reading it's always good.
I readed lots of novels as I was young, it gave me a good vocabulary und text understanding.
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¿Hay un tipo de libro que ella no gusta?
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You must ask your mom, not us.
What kind of works does she thinks are appropiate for you? Ask her.
I think she must control a little what you read, but I thing that reading it's always good.
I readed lots of novels as I was young, it gave me a good vocabulary und text understanding.
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I agree with you Sosia.


Jchen. You should to ask her that the Why?

I believe something about it. I believe that she loves you so much. She caring you and I don't believe that she wants to happing you something. For reason I believe that she get care you much. Because you are even very young then.
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I don't know...maybe she thinks you're spending too much time reading and not enough time with her.
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it doesn't matter what kind of novel I'm reading.
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Jchen, maybe you are spending too much time on the computer and not enough with the family.

Your mother might be feeling "left-out" or frustrated because you choose to spend your free time with "strangers" on the net than with your family.

Maybe you both can start doing a special "mother/daughter" activity that will draw you closer to each other. There are many cyber-net places that seem or appear to be safe that end up not being and so it is okay for your mom to be concerned.

Just an added piece of advice........mothers will always feel the need to protect their daughters (I know mine did) no matter how old you are. Be thankful you have a mother that cares and worries about you. And just like you want her to cut you a little slack, you do the same for her.

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Do you know why my mom won't let me read novels? What's wrong with reading? I love reading!! She always complains of the books I bring home. Thick books. Thick novels.

it's not fair that I can't read novels.
It says in your profile that you are chinese, but were born in Canada and are now located in Pennsylvania, USA. It also states that you have only been in two countries. Was your mother born and raised in China? If so, did she only recently leave there? If so I suspect she might have a very different outlook on reading, particularly novels, than must of the visitors to this site.

I know I recently took a class with a young woman from China who in making a comment in class said the following, "The purpose of government is to redistribute wealth". Most of the class found her statement a suprize, but I think she was unaware of how different were her words from what we ususally learn in the west. If your mother was born and raised in China in the last 60 years, its possible she was taught to be distrustful of the corrupting influences of novels and other popular culture experiences.

As others have suggested. The best way to find out is to talk with her about it.

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It says in your profile that you are chinese, but were born in Canada and are now located in Pennsylvania, USA. It also states that you have only been in two countries. Was your mother born and raised in China? If so, did she only recently leave there? If so I suspect she might have a very different outlook on reading, particularly novels, than must of the visitors to this site.

I know I recently took a class with a young woman from China who in making a comment in class said the following, "The purpose of government is to redistribute wealth". Most of the class found her statement a suprize, but I think she was unaware of how different were her words from what we ususally learn in the west. If your mother was born and raised in China in the last 60 years, its possible she was taught to be distrustful of the corrupting influences of novels and other popular culture experiences.

As others have suggested. The best way to find out is to talk with her about it.

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ohh lol going into my personal life..well anyways she was born in China but she left there in 1992.

I think I understand why.

Maybe I read at the wrong times?
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As i was young, it happened to me lots of times.
I was reading when it was supposed I had to speak with my family and enjoy the good weather......
Later you learn when it's time to read and when it's better to be wtih your family.
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