Do you believe that you dislike reading? Perhaps because of that, you may believe reading isn’t your thing? I once believed that I disliked reading but ever since finding a book called The Giver by Lois Lowry, I came to a realisation that I have a passion for reading.
You may ask, how exactly did this book make me realise my passion for reading? Well, as a student I am required to read at least one book each term of the school year as a part of my English studies. I randomly choose a book each term and this particular term I choose a book that was soon to become the first book that I enjoyed, which was The Giver. At first getting into the book was quite tedious because back then as I disliked reading, yet I had to quickly finish it because the term was nearly coming to an end. What did I do? I read whenever I had the chance, and soon enough, without realising, I had already been seduced by the book. To an extent, when I think about it, it was like I was being pulled in by the book, making me continue to read it.
Looking back, it’s almost unbelievable how much this book has changed my opinion on reading. Just because a person thinks that they dislike reading doesn’t mean they actually hate it, it’s just that they probably never gave it much of a try. I myself am proof of this. As the title says, reading is for anyone - anyone who has time, and anyone who can read. Even if you think you dislike reading, it’s just a matter of finding the right type of book for you, whether it is sci-fi, comedy, or perhaps even horror. There are so many different kinds of books available, that I am almost certain that everyone has a book out there that is suited to them.
As regular visitor of the Tea Tree Gully Library, I know how easy it is to find a book that I feel is suited to my taste. The catalogue that is available within the library makes it easy and convenient to search for books and there are also friendly library staff members who can help you find the items that you are after. At the Library it is also possible to access resources from many other libraries using the catalogue. While you’re busy finding books, you can also borrow other types of resources such as DVDs, CDs, and even Magazines. Discover the reader in you, it’s easy. Try different books and if you get bored after reading a few pages, you can always stop reading. There’s no rule saying that you have to finish a book once started.
Written by: Jedwin – Work Experience Student @ City of Tea Tree Gully Library