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Reading essentials to improve your reading experience

Reading essentials to improve your reading experience We love reading, but sometimes it’s hard to just get in the mood . We have found that if we are comfortable and happy in our surroundings, we can have a better time focusing and just enjoy the process more. So here’s our list of must-have items to get the full reading experience. (NOTE: If you don’t have these items it does not mean that you cannot read. We just find these items helpful for our reading.) A comfortable seat.    It is very hard to concentrate on the book you are reading if you have to keep fidgeting and trying to get comfortable. This is why it is important to have a comfortable seat while reading. You could even set aside a special reading chair! Sweets.  Sometimes just having a sweet in your mouth can brighten your mood and help you concentrate on the book you are reading. We prefer sweets you can suck as they fill your mouth with their taste without too much of your concentration going into it.  A drink.   If you a

Misconceptions about reading

Misconceptions about reading Reading is one of those activities - you either enjoy it or YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND IT. And, although you are under no pressure from us to love reading, maybe we could help you understand it, and therefore enjoy it, a little bit more. There are so many misconceptions about reading that we couldn’t possibly list them all. Here are but a few. Reading is bor-ing. Not true! Maybe you are finding a specific book (or many books) difficult or not interesting to read. This doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with reading - or you for that matter. Maybe you just need to look for a book that interests you more. Books aren’t worth the time and effort. Wrong! There are so many benefits of reading - it strengthens the mind and increases vocabulary, among other things. It is definitely worth the time and effort you invest in it, as long as you are enjoying it. Reading is for nerds. Nope. All kinds of people enjoy reading - you don’t have to be top of the class or anywhere

Super Series!!

We know that sometimes having a series of books on the go can be useful to encourage yourself to read more often and to read more books. It is all ways useful to think that there is another book about similar things out there. We decided to make a list of super series to read. Readers age 3-6 could enjoy any of Doctor Seuss's books. Readers age 4-7 might enjoy Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon .   Readers age 6-10 might enjoy The Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne or Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey. Readers age 8-11 may like Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney or The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. Readers age 10-15 might like Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan or Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. Most children aged 10+ would enjoy Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Daniel Handler. Young Adults could enjoy The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins or The Maze Runner series by James Dashner. Please remember that these are simply the

How to Read More Often (And still enjoy it!)

Everyone knows, reading is good for you. It relaxes and strengthens your mind. But the big question is: How do you get the habit of reading to stick?  Make sure you like the book. If you aren’t enjoying the book, you won’t want to make time to read it. Simple as that. So get rid of that dusty old classic you hate and have been trying to finish for years and go find something that actually interests you.  Get into a reading routine. When will you read? How long will you read for? Many people decide to read just before they go to sleep, but anytime is fine as long as you aren’t busy. Don’t try and make yourself read for hours if you don’t want to, this will only discourage you from reading again. Pick a set time to read and choose how long you will read for. If you are really enjoying your book, you can read for longer, but if you are only starting out 10-15 minutes is fine. Have somewhere nice to read. Whether you are snuggled under a blanket or on your favourite couch, being in a comfo

The Twits

                                                                                                              The Twits Author: Roal Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake Publisher: Penguin publishers Rating: 4 and a half stars Description: The Twits are mean people who play horrible tricks on one another, are cruel to their pets and shoot birds to eat in bird pie. They don't think anything to bad is going to come of this but oh how wrong they are A book report by Neassa McDermott