Another thing as a teacher that I hate to admit is that when I was younger I was not a reader. I really didn’t get into reading until I became a teacher to be honest. I started reading the Harry Potter series and realized that this reading thing is pretty cool. It takes you to a different place sometimes. It is a break from reality that is much needed in my life. I find myself swamped at work sometimes with planning to do, grading to do, and clean up to do. Yet all I want to do, and sometimes need to do is grab my book, shut my door, and read. It gives me that break that I need away from all of that other stuff.
I typically only read at school, more or less because I just can’t find time to do it at home. Today I got that chance to read at home while my wife was working and my son took a nap. I finished my book that I have been trying to read for the last couple of months. I finished over half of the book in just a couple hours. It was so nice to sit and read and get involved in this other world. I like to mix up what I read, going from kids books, to more adult books. I have read a ton of Alex Cross books by James Patterson which I really liked. I have read the Harry Potter series, the Hunger Games, the Giver series, and now I am reading the Maze Runner series.
I especially like the children’s series that have movies that go along with them. I love to compare the books to the movies. I have never like any of the movies as much as the books, except for maybe the Harry Potter series, but I still love watching the movies as well. My mother in law and I compare what we have read, and she is always great about introducing me to new series that I haven’t heard of before.
There really is nothing better than a good book. I am currently on the third book in the Maze Runner series, and I can’t wait to find some time this week to crack it open. I have a five hour plane ride in which I am hoping my son will sleep a little through so I can get back into this book. I am hoping that I can continue finding this time throughout my day to try out other good books. I need those books to help me escape reality every once in a while. Books take me on a good ride, and I can’t wait to hop back on again and enjoy every second of it!