Why I Want To Read Essay

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I HATED reading! I had a serious emotional aversion to reading. Not just reading assignments, or books from school, I mean I hated reading anything. Moreover, it wasn’t that I couldn’t read, I just considered it a waste of time. I wanted to go out and experience things or just figure things out on my own. I saw reading as a barrier to those experiences. As a kid all I wanted to do was run around the corner in my neighborhood and go play basketball or baseball or football, or street hockey, or even hit golf balls in the field at my high school with friends. Reading got in the way of that. Therefore, I hated it. My mother loves reading. She reads every day, whether it’s a blog (Hi Mom!), a book, a letter, or an article. She loves to read. My dad is also an avid reader, finishing books in no time. He loves things that challenge the mind like …show more content…
I honestly don’t remember why I did. I believe it was at the suggestion of my dad. I didn’t understand until that book, what it felt like to say, “it was so good I couldn’t put it down!” I literally, would read all night long, forgoing sleep to get to the next chapter. Dan Brown’s style of writing really resonated with me. Plus, I loved the history, and symbology in the book. The story featuring Robert Langdon as a modern-day “Indiana Jones” captivated me. I found myself rooting for him to figure things before it was too late. I enjoyed the book so much, I finished it in about 3 days. The next time I went home to visit, I borrowed my dad’s copy of Angels and Demons, another Dan Brown book featuring the famous symbologist and Harvard professor. I read that books over the course of about 4 days. 1,169 pages in 7 days total. That was definitely more pages than I’d read in my lifetime. Since then, I’ve also read Inferno, The Lost Symbol, and many other books. All of a sudden, I can’t get

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