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In every school in every state, little kids of every grade level are reading. I can remember the little paper books with pronounceable words and adorable characters that many of us could relate with that we read in the early years. I can also remember my mom, my sister, and myself reading at bedtime. The main times I read for the joy of it happened to be for the book fair or a book report.

As years went by and I grew up, I didn’t read how I used to. I saw my time slipping from reading to sports and long nights of homework with little time after that was occupied by sleep. My sister was the one that into the novels and reading as whole. She is in Battle of the Books here at Cass and her season is starting so I see her with books, which got me thinking about how I used to be. I really want to get back into reading for pleasure.

I didn’t think about how much I wanted to get back into reading until I went to a family Christmas in Muncie. My family and I went to the closest mall and I went into Books-a-Million not really seeking a new book but mainly for browsing the aisles until one book caught my eye. The Hazel Wood, a novel by Melissa Albert, caught my eye with deep, black cover with golden images that go along with the book surrounding the title. The book is about a girl and her mother that move around the country from house to house running from their inevitable bad luck. I have yet to get to the heart of the book, but I can tell that this will be a real page turner.

I’m more than excited to get my love for reading back. I look forward to working on my reading speed and possibly increasing my vocabulary. I forgot about nice the smell of books with their crisp pages full of mystery of what will happen next. I see other people with goals for the new year of exercising more or relaxing more, but I don’t really make resolutions. I have come to the conclusion that by the end of 2019 I will have read more than 10 books. I think that this is a reasonable goal and I hope to reach further than the main goal.

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7 Responses to “Ready…Set…Read!”

  1. Annie Daily on January 21st, 2019 11:58 am

    I really liked your article! I used to read a lot too and I want to get back into it. I could really relate.

  2. Aiden Martinez on January 25th, 2019 1:43 pm

    This was a very nice article to read as it highlighted the books we used to read in the past as small children. This article also provided with how you can still get back into certain interests even if they were left behind.

  3. Liberty Scott on January 25th, 2019 1:56 pm

    Great article! I love to read to much and I’ve been reading more lately. It’s hard to find free time with school and sports but when I get the chance reading is so fun. I hope you like your book!

  4. Ephram Collins on January 25th, 2019 1:59 pm

    I like the article! I wish I could get back into reading like i used to.

  5. Brooklynn Fye on January 28th, 2019 8:13 pm

    I used to read all the time with my grandparents! I love reading to this day but I do not have much time with work, sports, and life. I relate to this story completely and you did a great job of making this story relatable! Great job!

  6. Ashley Turnpaugh on January 29th, 2019 11:53 am

    I really like your article Lauren. I can relate to your struggle about getting older and not being able to have much time to read.

  7. anthony fields on January 29th, 2019 4:12 pm

    I can relate to this article. I used to read a decent amount but then stopped for some reason. I just started reading again about 3 weeks ago and have already read 3 book. I really like the book and suggest anyone to read it. Its called Witches and Wizards. Really like this article.

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