Article by Michael Washlick
Reading is not all about school. It is also a big part of my personal life. I read at school and home. It is what I choose to do during my free time. My daily schedule is always packed, however I read at every opportune moment. I leave my house at six o’clock in the morning and spend an hour and ten minute commuting to the Prep. Once at school I read during homeroom, lunch, or the beginning of class. If I am not taking a nap on the way home, I put on headphones and listen to music while reading a book.
Reading can teach you a lot about the different perspectives of other human beings. Take for example the new movie and book, American Sniper. Most people have never been a sniper in United States military, but reading the book will help them to understand what the soldier faced during his life.
You can always make time to read. If you do not want to buy a book you can find one for free online or at McShain Library. Put the school books away for now and find a book that you want to read. Once you have found one, put it in your backpack or gym bag. For example, I always carry a copy of Jack London’s The Wild with me. When I get home it is like hell on wheels because my family can be loud. I just go upstairs and read for a bit. Also, do not forget, libraries of all kinds do exist. They hold books from many different genres. If you cannot find what you are looking for ask a librarian. They are more than happy to help you find a book to read.
Right now I advise you to pick up a book from the library, sit down, and read until you finish it. It does not matter what anybody else thinks. All that matters is that you read.
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