It is very important to choose your own Independent Reading book. When we had to pick a fiction book for the first semester it definitely made reading less fun for me. It never really have liked reading fiction books and that made picking a book under a certain category harder. But with being able to choose our own fiction book it made t fun to read fiction. Yes I did not like it the best but it definitely made reading and writing blog posts for that book more fun and easy. I really liked picking our Independent Reading book for the second semester because we could pick any genre. My favorite type of books to read are true stories, sports related or relate to life more than a fictional book would. This really made reading and writing blog posts fun and very easy for. I think it was easier to read because I actually wanted to read the book. Picking our own books to read really helps me in all of these ways.