I read all fiction in class. Most were short stories, but my independent reading novel was a full length book. I will occasionally read the sports news on a web site or Google. Also I read the comics in the Sunday paper. My favorite is reading the popular science and mechanics magazines. My least favorite kind of reading is out of a text book as homework.
I liked the books that I pick out because there what I like and not what the teacher does. She has to pick something that will be okay with everyone in class. When I pick a book, I’m looking of lots of action, science fiction, or a book with mechanical things in it. Such as, War of the Worlds, 20,000 leagues under the sea, and Harry Potter.
I felt that the book I chose was a good choice because it had thing that I look for in a book. When I heard that I had to write about it, I started to look deeper into the text and I didn’t just read the word on the page. I liked thinking about what I was reading and picturing the scene in my head as it was happing. Now I will look more deeply into more things that I read.
I learned some things about the world around me. One thing is that if there is something that you wanted to be different, you could fix it by changing yourself in stead of making it change. Reading between the lines helped me figure out all the life lessons that the author put in the story.
My next book that I will pick is going to be in the science fiction, action type. The last book was an action in what could be real life but wasn’t. It was a very easy reader in language, length, and word size. I think that the next book that I’m going to read is going to be longer and more complicated in words.
The hardest part of reading to me is to find time or feel obligated to do so. When I’m reading something that interests me, I like to read. But with school and other things to do, that seem to me more interesting, I don’t read as much. The easiest part of reading is the reading and comprehending the meaning of the words on the page. I see what the author is trying to get across to me the reader. Over all I like to read when I do.
I determine what book I want to read by looking at the cover and then reading the summery on the back or front sleeve. I also look at the size, taking in mind how much time I have to read this book. When I get a book that is not what I though it was going to be, I will just put it down. One book that I put down was a mystery and it had a crashing race car on the front, so I though it was going to be about the mystery of how the race car crashed, but it wasn’t. I think that if you start a book and don’t like it was a complete waste of time and why not just pick a book that you know you’ll like.
What makes a book good, in my opinion, is one that has lots of action, a good strong plot and not many slow parts. If there is action that makes suspense I want to keep reading and I like that. A bad book in my eyes is a book that’s really slow and sappy, like a romance or drama. There is nothing really going on and all the characters are in one place the whole time.
I think that reading on the computer is reading because you are still reading words that form a story, it’s just not in a book. The computer can give you access to a lot of books, articles, and other types of reading. There all right at your finger tips. Reading on the computer is different that having the book in you hands. I think its better. For example, you’re reading something on the computer and you come across a word that you don’t know, to find out what it is all you have to do is right click, look up word. And bam, there is the definition. It takes just seconds, but if you had to look it up in a dictionary, you could loose your train of though in the story.