This year we are assigned to read 40 books or more in a variety of genres. Currently I have read 30 books so far and, I am very confident that I can reach and, trounce the 40 book mark. My pace in reading is quite fast. I don’t skim but, I try to analyze, understand, and, sometimes be in the text. I already did the 40 book challenge in 5th and, 6th grade. I always have completed it but, found that I have the same routine to attacking this task. It is to read daily and, solicit your friends for, recommendations/ reviews on certain genres you are not fond with. I have made a point to read at least 30 minutes a night. Reading diurnal helps me attain my goal and, to widen my knowledge. Reading for 30 minutes or, more doesn’t take much of your time. Isn’t this an easier way to tackle this challenge?
I believe that the 40 book challenge is an entertaining way to motivate young kids, teens, and, adults to read. Our generation is wrapped around technology. We don’t prefer having the experience to let our brain and soul be trapped in a book nowadays. I can sometimes relate to the people who don’t relish the 40 book challenge as much. As it may be stressful and, sometimes laziness takes control of your body and mind. Resulting to you not jotting down your data or, you may hate the 40 book challenge because you have to read a certain amount of books from different genres.
My biggest conflict I encountered through this journey was that I have to try to read a wide variety of genres. I am not very open to some genres as I feel that I don’t benefit much from some or that it doesn’t capture my interest. An area of improvement for me is to try to read on the weekends not because I am forced to but, because I do it for my pleasure. Another area of improvement is to not to be so judgemental about other genres and, book covers. Yes, guilty as charge. I judge a book by it’s cover and, I am sad to say it but, sometimes the cover tells all. I believe that I have done well on understanding the text and, knowing how to present my book to an audience and, make them want to read the book.