My First Semester Of College Essay

786 Words Jul 4th, 2016 4 Pages
I came across this book in one of my classes in my first semester of college. When the professor first introduced it to the class, stating that we would be reading it throughout the semester and completing assignments about it as we go I was not very excited about it. Personally, I am not a big reader, but I knew I had to read this book and pay very close attention to it since I would have to complete assignments about it. The professor plan was we would read 2-3 chapters every week and try to stay at the same pace as a class. Well, that did not happen. I could not stay at the same pace as the class.
As soon as I started reading the first few chapters of this book, I was so engaged in it. I wanted to read more, it was hard to stop. Instead of taking the whole semester to read the book as it was planned at first, it took me two days to finish it. I did not expect to enjoy reading a book so much and I now believe that everybody can enjoy reading books, you just have to find the right book to read. This book is a very large gift in its compact, it is a gift of hope and affirmation, a gift of encouragement and courage. The story of The Last Lecture was that we can face any challenges in this life as long we welcome our fate with optimism and determination to confront all odds. We can live today with our legacies in mind for the future, after we are also gone. The book was about living. He combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence and I think that made the book more…

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