I really enjoyed Reading Ahead. I already love reading, and this made me finally read some of the books on my ‘to read’ list and to discover even more.
Something great about Reading Ahead is the fact that you get to choose what to read, you are completely free in terms of genre and type. You don’t have to read six 300-page novels that you’re not even interested in. If you’d rather read comic books, Manga, magazines, news articles or anything else you like, you are completely free to do so. All you have to do is write a short review about it. So there is no real pressure, you don’t have to worry about not reading fast enough or how long it is. Reading Ahead welcomes all those who are not fond of reading or of books.
As for my reads, I had a mixture of everything; long novels, Quick Reads and comic books. I started reading some books that I didn’t like and I didn’t finish them as a result, but I discovered more books that I did like than those I didn’t. Everyone has different tastes, and having a contest that encourages people to follow them by reading is a great idea.
Sometimes you just don’t want to read. You just feel like watching a movie and that is completely understandable. But reading should not be underrated. It is a wonderful medium to convey narratives, stories, anecdotes, etc. And it improves your control over the language, be it vocabulary, word choice, grammar or understanding. Learning is something that we are never too young or old to do, just like reading.
I hope everyone enjoyed this as much as I did and that my library will continue to host Reading Ahead for years to come.
24 May 2017