I was in the fourth grade when I fell in love with reading. It all started when my cousin told me to read the Harry Potter series, which is exactly what I did, eventually. At first, I was skeptical about reading them because if you’ve seen these books, you would know that they are huuuge. This made me hesitant because I thought there was no way I could ever finish that book, but I later decided to just get over my fears and read the books. And let me tell you, that was the best decision I have ever made in my prepubescent years. I mean what could be better than a few teenage wizards fighting against a scary guy with no nose in a cool world where magic actually existed. Its exciting, its fun, its a break from reality. From then on out, I was always the girl with her nose in a book. I read everything from fantasies to mysteries to horrors to romance. There was nothing I didn’t like. Well actually scratch that, I disliked most nonfiction novels because I just thought they were complete snoozers.
I thought it was just incredible how you could lose yourself in a great book and ignore everything that went on around you. It’s almost as if you were living a different life when you read. Books were a wonderful way to just forget and jump into a world where things that were stressing you out didn’t matter any more and you could just relax for a few hours. They illustrated things that you never thought could be possible: wizards, potions, magic, fairies, vampires, and the list goes on and on.
The sad thing is, as I began high school, I found myself reading less and less and less. Maybe its because of the larger workload or because I’m tired all the time. I don’t really know to be honest. Don’t get me wrong, I still love reading and I wish I would read more but there’s just no time for me to sit down and read a nice, long book anymore with school and other extracurricular activities. But that’s going to change starting now; I’m going to start reading more, even if that means I’m only gonna read 5 pages a day, so be it. It’s definitely a start.
Well thanks for reading all you lovely people! See you all next week.