Enjoyment of Reading

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Richard Bennefeld
Mr. Marquart
English 12
9/14/12
The Enjoyment of Reading

The first time I became interested in reading books and novels was during my summer vacation last year while I was staying at Maple Bay. It was another simple and yet dull day when my mother suggested that I should try doing something new for a change.

At first I thought it wasn't a good idea, but I decided to give it a try and do Something new for a change. It was hard for me to figure out something I don't usually do. That's when it hit me I would try finding a book that I'd like to read. It isn't hard to find books in my house because I know we have plenty in my mom's office.

When I began looking for a book I'd like to read I thought that if the book has an interesting title then I would like reading it. I soon found out though what people meant by the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover" because they aren't as good as they sound. I didn't feel like trying to find another book, but I decided to anyways because I knew that this time when I chose a book I would pick the right for me.

Soon after awhile I found a book that interested me. The name of that book was titled "Hatchet" by Gary Paulson. When I first started I thought it would take me days to finish reading this book since I didn't read that often. I was so intrigued by the book that I soon realized I was done with it the same day I chose to read it. Then that's when I found out that I really like to read and that I was an excellent reader as well.

After I finished reading "Hatchet" I started reading more of Gary Paulson's novels and stories. Every time I finish a book I notice that my vocabulary and grammar skills have become far better than they had been before I began reading. Reading has opened a whole new world for me. I can really understand and picture what the authors are telling me and the meaning of their stories.

If I never would have attempted to try something new and choosing...
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