So anyone who really knows me, knows how much I love to read. That being said reading didn’t always come easy for me, infact the whole subject of english (-no matter how much I enjoy it-) has not and still does not come easy to me.
Even when it comes to things like writing these blog posts, sometimes I hesitate in actually publishing my writings, in fear od cristism for my grammer, and spelling mistakes. That all aside it is still something I am passionate about, especially when it comes to young people.
When I was yonger I HATED. Hated. reading whenever it was my turn to read in class I would do the classic no eye contact, or excuse myself to the rest room. I had been taught from a young age that I was not good at reading, when in reality I was actually good at reading. When it was something I enjoyed reading and that would let my imagination go. A prime example of this would be my love for shakespeare. From grade 7-11 I had a hard time reading Shakespeare I attributed this to my apparent lack of understanding when it came how to read. That was until I had my Grade 12 university teacher. She was one of those teachers who really impacted my life and changed my impression of school and teachers. Instead of just having us read she would use other tools to help us through the novels. I fell in love with Shakespeare when she allowed us to listen to the story and follow along in class with an audio copy. For ME this was great it allowed me to create a visual story in my head instead of focusing on the english and grammar. The first Shakespeare story I read and fell in love with still to this day was Macbeth.
Reading for my own leisure began when I was in grade 9, a friend lent me a book called “The perks of being a wallflower” This book FOREVER changed my life. If your looking at getting into reading but not sure where to begin I would strongly recommend this book for sure.
I wanted to share a few of the books I have on my reading list for 2014, some I have read some still have a spine waiting to be cracked.