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Literature, Reading And Reading: My Journey Of Literature

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From the beginning of my journey of literature, reading and writing, I have never really enjoyed any of them. I know three languages fluently and reading the same text in different languages gives me a different impressions due to different cultural aspects which I found highly interesting, but unfortunately that’s not the case for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love to hear stories read to me, but I never liked reading even the books I found interesting. I only read if I have to for things such as school 's summer readings. Thus, my mom always read aloud every book that I found interesting. Whenever I start reading a book, my vision gets blurry, my head starts to hurt, and it’s really easy for me to get distracted and that quickly fades away my…show more content…
One day a quote that was printed on school 's summer reading list by Mark Twain that caught my attention off guard and gave me a wake up call. It was wrote as such “The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” This quote made me think maybe I am reading the wrong books, and perhaps I should seek something new to read. So, I began searching for books that I might be interested in. Finally, I found a book that I thought would be a nice match to my personal interests. The book was called “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. I liked it because it was like the stories my mom read to me, out of 1001 Arabian nights, when I was young. I started reading the book and from the very first page it immediately drew my attention. Whenever I opened it I could not close until I had to do something really important. I finished reading the book over the course of three month due to my busy schedule, but I admit that I was a slow reader. It is hard to read a book in your third language when you are not familiar with 50 percent of the words. Basically the words I knew were around a fifth graders
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