Gary Gait of the Thunder Getting a Read On

June 14, 1998

Gary Gait, of the Baltimore Thunder of the National Lacrosse League, talks to The Sun about "sticking" to reading.

Do you remember the first book you read?

In the first grade I remember reading "See Spot Run" and "Cat in the Hat.

Did someone read to you when you were little?

My mother did; bedtime stories and that sort of thing.

Did you have afavorite place for reading?

As a kid the only place to get any reading done was in my room.

Was there a series of books you liked as a young reader?

Among my favorites were any books about detectives. The first novel I read was the "Hardy Boys."

Was it hard for you to learn to read?

It wasn't hard, I just tended to play more sports. So reading became more of a late-night activity.

Did you like to read books right away?

A lot of the books I read were required reading in school, but if there was a favorite book of interest, I enjoyed it.

What kinds of books do you read now?

I read a lot by Dean Koontz and Tom Clancy. Once in a while I'll grab a book off the best-seller list and if it looks interesting, I'll read it.

L Do you read to your children? What are their favorite books?

I have two children, and either myself or my wife reads to them every night. Right now, they have books on everything from colors to numbers to pop-up stories.

Pub Date: 6/14/98

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