Personal Narrative: Reading And Writing

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More so in my past, reading and writing was a huge thing for me. During middle school and my first two years in high school, I was on a reading and writing rampage. Even though I had access to book and other resources before middle school, middle school was when I really started to entertain the idea of reading. I became a library media assistant in middle school and that opened up a whole new world to me. Initially, I became one because I was bored and needed something else to do besides go to school and back home. When the idea of library media assistant was pitched to me, I was interested, but not because I would be around books. There were other media assistants and I thought I could make more friends. I succeeded in that aspect, but I …show more content…
After researching and doing some self-studying, the answer I found was time. I had so much time on my hands in those days. I did not play many videogames and sadly, did not have many friends to hang out with. My life was school and home. Being a library media assistant and reading books got me out of that boring flow and added a new exciting element for me to explore. Reading and writing day in and day out allowed me to escape the boring world I was living and enter new and exciting ones. I was not even limited to just one! Millions upon millions of books to explore and dive deeply in to. Another book that comes to mind, “Code Orange” by Caroline B. Cooney was another book I remember being deeply interested in. This book, along with the Anthony Horowitz novels had some things in common. One in particular was its suspenseful/action genres. It seemed I had a connection on my hands. Why was I interested in suspenseful/action books and not, say, romance? Easy enough, suspenseful books make you want to read more. When the chapter ends on that cliffhanger and it’s 2am on school night, you are not thinking about how you are going to be tired in the morning by staying up to read another chapter or two, you are thinking about “What the hell is going to happen next”?! Books that kept me on the edge of my seat, almost falling off of them, gave me a huge …show more content…
These “sponsors” are basically events, people, or factors in your life that you can attribute to shaping/forming your reading and writing career. While it is easy to name of people who helped, English teachers, parents, neighbor, etc. these sponsors go more in depth as you really sit down and think about it. One that comes to mind, having access to libraries, is something I can really say helped me reading career as well. Some kids grow up not being near libraries and having parents who either cannot find the time to take them there or just does not want to take them there at all. Luckily, I had a mom who was interested in checking out cook books so she went to the library often, and still does. Before I really got in to reading before middle school, I would ask my mom if I could go to the library with her and maybe check out books myself. She was excited at the idea, like many parents, that her kid wants to read on their own and not be forced to sit down and read. Now I was not checking out “Gone with the Wind” or “Odyssey” as a kid, but mainly, magician book. The idea of magic, fantasy, suspense of seeing what a trick would do, can be connected to yet another reading I did later on. Anthony Horowitz’s novels had just that. Magic, fantasy, suspense, drama, all of which I actually read before I found Horowitz. This connection can be said to be a literacy sponsor and what got me in to

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