Myself as a reader

Reading is not my absolute favorite thing to do but I do like to read. I mostly just read for fun and when I mean for fun I mean fiction books or magazines. Most of the books I read are just fun stories and they’re pretty easy reads because why strain yourself if you don’t have to? Also because when I read since it’s just for fun I do not see myself as that much of a critical reader. I really enjoy reading things when they interest me though. It’s fun to find a new book or even a textbook that catches your interest and you just want to keep reading more and more. Reading things like academic journals and nonfiction articles just is not really for me. If I can’t understand something after reading it I just keep rereading it until I do or at least somewhat, which is pretty frustrating and I am sure that many of you all can agree. However, I do like reading news type articles to see what is going on in the world.

I do see my reading as having changed since high school. I read a lot less in that time and especially since it wasn’t really as important to read your textbooks I rarely did. Now I don’t mind reading my textbooks and taking notes because it’s on things I’m actually interested in and it’s not such a hassle like I used to think. I comprehend things a lot more now since I’ve been in college and I know that this is because we learn more so we know more and the reading gets easier. Reading really is a fun activity though and I have always enjoyed it. I feel like as I get older I should continue reading and expand my reading selection.

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3 thoughts on “Myself as a reader

  1. I was the exact same when I was in high school! I could never motivate myself to read textbooks and even some books that we were assigned because they were of absolutely no interest to me. I too have changed as a reader since coming to college though and have worked a lot to improve myself as a reader. Knowing that I will use a lot more of the information I learn in college as opposed to high school is a big part of what has motivated me to grow as a reader.

  2. Kelsey,
    I talked in my blog about how I am really unmotivated when it comes to reading fiction. I find it to be a waste of time, but recognize that most other people, if given a choice, would choose fiction over non-fiction, like you. I prefer non-fiction because I like to learn when I read. The older I get, the more I find myself enjoying news stories and history books. I enjoyed fiction when I was a young kid, but that is because fantasy was all that my brain could process. I guess I do not really like to read, I just like to learn, and sometimes I need to read to do that.

  3. I pretty much agree that I’m not too much of a critical reader. However, I don’t think you really have to be in order to be considered an enthusiastic reader. What I think is important is that a topic interests you, and you actually take something from it, which is what I expanded on in my blog.

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