Reading Ahead has helped me to improve my reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar skills. It has also got me reading more at home than I was doing before.
There were a few books that I thoroughly enjoyed reading; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne and JK Rowling, entertained me throughout and made me interested in what could happen in the story. The Bumpkinton Tales by Matthew Drzymala did the same and I felt like I was in the scenes because of his writing techniques which drew me in. You could imagine the colours, textures and smells as described in the book. I bought A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket after watching the film, but it is more fun to read the book and get the extra details that were not in the film.
I have noticed a difference in my reading skills; I now understand some words that are more difficult to read and pronounce. I have even learned some new words that I have never seen before.
Personally, I would encourage others to do this challenge, particularly those who do not read that much or who are learning English as it can help them to develop skills and understand words. The more a person reads, the better their reading, spelling, punctuation, grammar and confidence in reading books altogether. It will help everyone in their life in every way.
I have never looked back since starting the challenge. I have noticed that my confidence has grown and this has moved into other parts of my life. It is an amazing feeling and I love to read whenever I can. Every time someone comes and speaks to me, I mention Reading Ahead and recommend it to those who have not done it yet.
5 June 2017