Because I do not agree with Rodriguez, I believe people should not read books for bragging rights, I find that reading books should primarily be for enjoyment and for a learning experience.
Rodriguez begins his essay about his parents being able to both read and write in Spanish and English. He explains that he never really saw his parents read books, Rodriguez states, “Their reading mainly consist of work manuals, prayer books, newspapers, recipes…” (293). His parents never read for their own pleasure, they usually read when it was necessary. Rodriguez then carries on and explains how his life at home affected his reading skills, when he began school he did not understand why he disliked reading. He then writes how he had to stay after school for six months, meeting with a nun in a tiny