Everyone has certain connections and feelings that revolve around reading, writing, and communication. One is either excited by reading a book for their English class or dreads it. While writing an essay moves some to be stressed out, it also moves some to have a reason to express themselves. A few people do great with speeches. Others have nervous breakdowns by just the thought of speeches. Basically, everyone feels differently towards each of these as it affects them inversely. I, myself, was affected in some way. Writing gives me anxiety, speeches make me precarious, and reading pacifies me. With that being said, it’s obvious that reading has played the biggest role in helping me become the literate person I am today..
My love for reading came about in my elementary school days. I went through a short period where I felt like I didn’t fit in with any of the other students. I was never skillful at socializing or playing games. I only had a couple of friends and still was lost. Most of the time, I felt like I was alone. I thought no one else could possibly understand or even begin to understand. Was I right? I actually was not. I just didn’t realize this until I understood my vast affection for books and how they made an impact on my life. …show more content…
However, I remember looking forward to the designated day of the week that my class would visit the library. The librarian, Mrs. Michael, was not the typical librarian. She didn’t “shush” you or wear glasses. She was younger and wore vibrant outfits. She kept the library clean yet fun looking. Actually, that’s one feature that I loved about the library. It looked like a new world in itself. The walls had different paintings on it from trees deep in the jungle to reefs up under the sea. It was like an adventure waiting for me to explore. So naturally, I’d be drawn in towards
Whether it’s what you write or what you read, it always brings forward emotions. Sherman Alexie felt desperate and determined to keep on reading after he learned to because he knew the importance of reading and he let those emotions drive him to continue. Amy Tan felt embarrassed by her mother 's literacy but later came to love it and think of it as their own private language. While Malcolm X 's life, mind, and emotions were altered by everything he read. Literacy will always have an influence on people 's
I began to read not out of entertainment but out of curiosity, for in each new book I discovered an element of real life. It is possible that I will learn more about society through literature than I ever will through personal experience. Having lived a safe, relatively sheltered life for only seventeen years, I don’t have much to offer in regards to worldly wisdom. Reading has opened doors to situations I will never encounter myself, giving me a better understanding of others and their situations. Through books, I’ve escaped from slavery, been tried for murder, and lived through the Cambodian genocide. I’ve been an immigrant, permanently disabled, and faced World War II death camps. Without books, I would be a significantly more close-minded person. My perception of the world has been more significantly impacted by the experiences I've gained through literature than those I've gained
As a child, I have always been fond of reading books. My mother would read to me every single night before I went to bed and sometimes throughout the day. It was the most exciting time of the day when she would open the cabinet, with what seemed to be hundreds of feet tall, of endless books to choose from. When she read to me, I wanted nothing more than to read just like her. Together, we worked on reading every chance we had. Eventually I got better at reading alone and could not put a book down. Instead of playing outside with my brothers during the Summer, I would stay inside in complete silence and just read. I remember going to the library with my mom on Saturdays, and staying the entire day. I looked forward to it each and every week.
In the library she would alternate what types of books they would read. Whenever she would read to him she would read in a way that made you cling to every word the author wrote. In times like these, Rodriguez would become engaged in these books. “I sat there and sensed for the very first time some possibility of fellowship between reader and writer, a communication, never intimate like that I heard spoken words at home convey, but nonetheless personal.” (Rodriguez 228). During this part of Rodriguez’s life, his view towards books changed.
My whole life I have never been the greatest at reading, but I have always tried to improve and push myself to do better. Reading and writing areis twoone of the needs of daily life. With that being said, you can conclude that I have always struggled. My problem was I always read too fast through the books or writing prompts, and I never remembered what I had read. But, with help I overcame my problems and started getting better at reading and writing.
I can remember like it was yesterday that I had a passion to read. Learning new words and reading new books excited me as a teen. It all started when I was in ninth grade. I wasn’t your typical fourteen-year old child reading children library books. I loved reading the young adult books. My favorite author was Ellen Hopkins. She wrote most of her novels about teens struggling with substance, abuse, feelings, sexuality, etc. I didn’t go through the problems like the teens in the books, but the stories made me think a whole new perspective in the teen world. I felt like the young adult books gave me meaning and the hard, cold truth about the world so that’s why I liked
Ever since I was a child, I've never liked reading. Every time I was told to read, I would just sleep or do something else instead. In "A Love Affair with Books" by Bernadete Piassa tells a story about her passion for reading books. Piassa demonstrates how reading books has influenced her life. Reading her story has given me a different perspective on books. It has showed me that not only are they words written on paper, they are also feelings and expressions.
Throughout school reading and writing has impacted me greatly in many ways. Being an advanced reader at a young age made it possibly to set myself apart from other students and shine brightly in areas that others could not. It also has helped to change my perspective on things in life, when reading about true events happening
Throughout my life, reading and writing were a positive thing because of the support from the people around. I was never really the confident or extroverted type of person back in the day. This then caused me to be anxious when I read or be doubtful of what I wrote. I can still remember breaking balls of sweats and tensing up whenever I had to read something aloud in elementary. It was a pretty big social problem for me but I can also recall many times where I was laughing and having fun while doing something with reading or writing with my mother. Although there have been many things that affected me so far in my literary journey, my mother has been the most supportive and impactful person to me by reading short stories, going to the library, and giving me writing prompts. One of the activities I liked to do before I fell asleep was to read.
My passion for reading began in kindergarten when my teachers came to the consensus that I was behind and needed extra help in reading and writing. My grandmother enlisted me in a tutoring program, and I joined in a special class at school with other kids who were having similar troubles. An activity that began as mandatory, developed into a past time I would forever cherish. My interest of reading would soon develop into a need for writing. To the outside world, I was quiet. While I was shy and an introvert as a child, what I didn’t say with words I wrote on paper. With a book or a pencil, I could transport myself to any place or time I could ever possibly think of. I was not always happy at home, like all families, mine had some issues. However, through literature, I
Words are the strongest tool people possess; one word can create a thousand emotions, while one sentence can carry someone through the world, and that is where I become the person I want to be. I am extremely shy and boring by nature; I am the person who sits so quietly in the classroom that the teacher forgets I am even apart of his or her class. However, books give me the chance to live outside my comfort zone and adventure to places I never thought imaginable. A brand new hardback brings me the kind of bliss that an Olympian receives after winning his first gold metal; nothing compares to the feeling of excitement I get when I brush my fingers across the cover, and open up the book for the smell of paper that fills my nose, as I fan the pages. Reading transports me to places that my feet cannot travel and gives me a chance to escape my troubles for a few hours, which is why I do not understand how the appeal is fading. One book can teach me patience, expand my knowledge, and take me on an adventure of a lifetime, yet I never have to leave the comfort of my room.
There are many different types of events that shape who we are as writers and how we view literacy. Reading and writing is viewed as a chore among a number of people because of bad experiences they had when they were first starting to read and write. In my experience reading and writing has always been something to rejoice, not renounce, and that is because I have had positive memories about them.
Reading has been a part of my life from the second I was born. All throughout my childhood, my parents read to me, and I loved it. I grew up going to the library and being read to constantly. Especially in the years before Kindergarten, reading was my favorite thing to do. I grew up loving fairy tales and thriving on the knowledge that I could have any book I wanted, to be read to me that night. Having no siblings, my only examples were my parents, and they read constantly. Without a family that supported my love of reading throughout my childhood, I wouldn’t appreciate it nearly as much as I have and do now.
Reading is a fun way to learn new things. It opens a window into another world, whether it be fantasy or reality. It develops your brain and helps you become knowledgeable in various subjects. Not only does it help you become a better student, but it makes you a better person because you will learn life lessons from characters you will meet inside the pages of a book.
Although reading had always come naturally to me (I scored an 800 on the reading portion of the SAT), I used to inform others that I would rather have someone else do the writing for me, as I was happy simply reading. Unfortunately, that cute line did little to alleviate my writing assignments in school, and so I accepted the necessity of writing, without falling in love with it. During my junior year, I began to truly understand that while reading was my passion, writing was a skill, one that would become even more important to me as I grew. The importance of writing, to me, can be summed in a single word: communication. Writing, in its most basic form, is the distillation of ideas into a format whereby others can come to understand those ideas. Personally, my life “plan” is to become a wife, a mother, and an English teacher. In each of these facets, communication is vital, integral to the role. Although I don’t anticipate writing five-paragraph essays to my children every day, the skill of effective communication taught through writing can only improve my own ability to share my ideas.