Monday, March 2, 2009

Book Worm

I have never been much of a reader. My mom has always pushed me to read and when we went on vacations, she would always make my siblings and I take a book with us. Most of the time my book never opened. Reading has always been a tough task for me, although when I am reading something that I enjoy, I tend to like reading. My favorite books are the Chicken Soup for the Souls series.

These Chicken Soup books have all kinds of stories in them about lessons in life. The reason I have become so interested in these books is because of my 8th grade teacher. Everyday my teacher would start class by reading a story from one of his books. I had always had a couple of the books laying around the house from my older sisters, so I began to read them at night when I couldn't sleep. I also bought my sister a Chicken Soup for the Sister Soul, and although she never read it, I did.

I think it is hard to read anything, I think that if you are really interested in a book, then you will have no problem reading. Although, I think that it is hard for a book to interest me so I give Chicken Soup a lot of credit. The stories are true and are problem that people like you and I have faced. It keeps me attached to the book because there are so many different types of stories. I don't get burned out on one story the whole book, there are many small stories.

I advise everyone to try to read these books, I think you will enjoy them. They have stories to accommodate any ones hobbies or life.


  1. I have never been much of a reader since middle school. I used to do all the reading programs when I was younger, but for some reason, I just stopped. It is hard for me to focus on one story. I may be reading along and then realize that I have no idea what happened in the last few pages. Either this or I will daydream off and stay on the same page for half an hour. I take books with me on trip, but like yours, mine never opened either. I just get so distracted by things around me. Maybe this book would be a good thing for me. I think I have a copy at home.

  2. I am just the opposite of you. I read all the time, it's one of my favorite things to do. If I went on a trip, and didn't have a book, I'd probably go insane. I have read a lot of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, but haven't read one in a really long time. Maybe I will have to pick one up at the library or go out and by me one sometime soon.

  3. Books are such a big part of life. It can expand your thinking patterns and help you think of things from different perspectives.
    I have one of the Chicken Soup books and really enjoyed it. I have never read the Sister one though. Maybe I should check it out sometime. I've found some really good stories and poems in the Chicken Soup book that have encouraged me.
    I hope you continue to read through books. I think they're wonderful ways to get through some days. And they can help in some situations.
    I thought it was really cool how you tried to get your sister into the book because you were so impressed with them. It shows what type of relationship you have with your sister and that's so cool to see.