watching, reading, and writing stories

Fun to Read

on April 19, 2013

Alright, I know we were all forced to read books in school growing up. This probably scarred some kids and made them think reading is no fun, it’s just work. But that’s not why people wrote books. It’s not about being bored out of your mind and completely lost as to what is actually happening in the story. It should be fun!

If you are one of those people that doesn’t enjoy reading, I’m glad you’re looking at my blog. But if you love to read, feel free to give your input. I’d love to hear how you got into books, what series you read growing up, anything really.

As for me, I started liking to read at a young age. This could be because my mom let me choose what I wanted to read. The first series I remember reading was the Boxcar Children. Anyone remember those? I loved those books, because I really connected with the characters. There was a group of kids, 2 boys and 2 girls that solved mysteries together. I have a sister and two brothers, so it totally fit my idea of a normal family. Anyway, I read almost every mystery that came out.

Speaking of mystery, the Hardy Boys was my next phase of reading. I sped through those books and went to the library constantly, trying to find one I hadn’t read yet.

The downside to a series though, is it gets repetitive. Basically each story has the same structure. The bad guy changes, a few of the setups are different, but when you start seeing the same chapter titles like “Escape” and “Capture” you start to sense the pattern. So my days of Hardy Boys ended. I still have a few books on my shelf, but just the first few that seemed original.

I’ll write more about my history with novels and reading in my next post. But feel free to give me suggestions for topics. I’m still getting the hang of this blog thing. And I’m sure there’s lots of children’s books and series that were great and I didn’t write about them today.


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