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All Began in Middle School
September 16, 2016
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Reading is fun if you find a book that interests you. I was just like a lot of people and did not like books. I thought they were super long and boring, but once I started to find genres I liked, reading became my favorite thing. Find your genre and start reading.
When talking about reading books a lot of people ask, “You like to read?” or say “I don’t like to read!”. When I had to read I would just skim through it, but all that changed in seventh grade.
I started to like reading in middle school, all thanks to my seventh and eighth grade language art teacher Mrs. Saragosa. She had a lot of great books for teens that involve high school, relationships, mystery, adventure, etc.
In middle school we still had to do AR. In Mrs. Saragosa’s class there was a deadline for when we had to be finished with the book and take a test. We also had to do entries on them We would have to write down what we predicted, a summary from the pages you read from the night before and more.
At first I thought it was a lot to do and ended up not doing some of my entries. I would pick a small easy book so it would not take me long to read. Then I asked Mrs. Saragosa for help on finding a good book. She then picked a couple of books she thought I would like. Some of the books she picked looked interesting enough that I would want to read and others not so much. And that is where it all began: reading all the time, staying up late, and finishing the books in three days rather than in a week or more.
The only time I do not really like to read a book is when I have to read one for an english class. I don’t like to read when I’m forced to unless the book sounds interesting. Other than that I read a lot and read at least one book during the summer. I don’t only read because I enjoy it but because it helps me be a faster reader and expands my vocabulary. Also it allows me to relax and takes my mind off of things when I’m having a bad day.
Find a book that grasps your attention and give it a chance. Give reading a chance and you will see that you will enjoy it. It will help you in ways you did not know, it helped me in many ways.