Why Reading is Important
Why is reading important, you ask? Reading is important because sometimes, it’s better than other things in life. [Or it’s just something to do.] One reason of why it’s better than some other stuff in real life is that the books are always better than the movies that were made after the book. Another reason is that when you read the book, [especially with no pictures,] you can imagine everything the way you want it to be. And one more reason is that if you are really bored, and you start reading a really good book, it’s just like taking a pill that makes all your boredom go away!
One reason is because the books are always better than the movies. For example: “The Lightning Thief” book had an ample amount of really good thing that they didn’t put in the movie. Once, I was just walking around, thinking about lightning. Then I started thinking about lightning bolts. And then “The Lightning Thief.” I still had the book with me, and it was one of my all time favorite books, so I thought, “What the heck?” and I started reading the book starting from where Percy goes to Camp Half Blood. I was really just reading the parts with Clarisse in it. And since I saw the movie first, when I was reading the book again, I was thinking, “They didn’t show when Clarisse tried to put Percy in the toilet in the movie. And they didn’t show when they were playing capture the flag, Percy was fighting Clarisse with her lightning spear in the movie because Percy wasn’t on Annabeth’s side in the movie. They didn’t even have the character Clarisse in the movie! I mean, what’s up with that?!” I know I only told you the things that they didn’t put in the movie with Clarisse, but those were like my favorite parts. It really irks me that the books are better than the movie because like most kids I know, [including me!] cherish movies WAY more than books.
Another reason is because when you are reading a book, [especially with no pictures,] you can imagine all the things the way you want them to be. For example, in the book, “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing”, I imagined the people the way I wanted. Another time, I was just watching T.V., and my mom said to go read since I didn’t yet. So I got up and went to go get my book, which is “Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing.” It was my first time reading it, so I was like, “I don’t feel like it,” Then, I started reading. And while I was reading the book, this was what was going on in my mind, “O.K., let’s see. I want Fudge to have brown hair, a mushroom cut, brown eyes, an orange shirt, and blue jeans. And their house, I’ll just imagine it will be just like my cousin’s house.” I mean, isn’t that sort of cool?! It’s like your directing a movie! I know you probably think the way I choose of how the people and places look is absurd, but hey, it’s my opinion.
One more reason is because [if you are reading a really good book,] it could take away your boredom. For example: “Fablehaven” is one of the most good and interesting books I have ever read. Trust me. You will adore the book so much. Like, when Seth was going into the woods, and he met Muriel, I was really excited to know what would happen next. And when Kendra kept on finding more and more keys, I really wanted to…… wait a minute. I am getting of topic, aren’t I? Well, to get back on topic, I’ll tell you what happened one day. I was grounded that day because I did something bad. Therefore, I was really bored. Then I remembered that I should just start reading “Fablehaven” now, since I had like 100 something pages left to finish. So I started reading it, and once I started reading, I could not stop. I was so curious, interested, excited, and surprised of what was happening in the book that I finished the rest of the book. It is like taking a pill that destroys all your boredom!
See? This is why reading is important. [Well, at least in my opinion.] Why is reading important to you? Think about it. PEACE!
Article posted April 5, 2010 at 05:06 PM •
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