I'm not much of a reader, never have been. In fact, I despise reading. I've have never been a good or fast reader. I always hated English because we had to read not only text books but novels, short stories, etc. Reading is not something I enjoy doing, it's more of a task I force myself to do - only reading my text books of course.
Well I started student teaching is week at Sky View High School and they have a reading time for the entire school to read for about 20 min a day. I hope this helps students to enjoy reading more than I learned to hate it. I did however feel that I too should be reading while they did. I asked my sister if she had a good book I could try to read and I'm sure it would take me the entire semester to finish one book. She handed me Twilight by Stephanie Meyers. She smiled and said you'll fall in love with this book. I said yeah right, I hate reading and always will. I just needed something to get me by, and this could be it. It's a thick book, over 400 pages I think. Well that was Wednesday and today I finished the book. I'm in love with it, yes she was right. I'm somehow intrigued and suspenfully waiting to see what will happen. I can't wait to start the 2nd book, then the 3rd and 4th and maybe even see the movie that comes out in December - and yes I said I'm not a reader! So I challenge you, if you are like me and hate reading, give the Twilight book a chance - you never know it might just pull you it - it got me!