The Joy Of Reading:

October is National Book Month here in the United States. As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved reading. I read lots of books with my parents. When I was three years old, I received a book about Elmo for Christmas. In the home movie, you can see how excited I was as I flipped through the pages. I remember my parents reading books like Blueberries for Sal and Make Way for Ducklings to me before bed.

As I grew up, my love of reading was even more apparent. I read all different kinds of books. In particular, I enjoyed Geronimo Stilton, A to Z Mysteries, Magic Tree House, and The Fudge Series by Judy Blume.

In school, my favorite subject was language arts. I read books such as All American Boys, Angela’s Ashes, and Fahrenheit 451. I always enjoyed the writing assignments that followed after we finished reading them. When I was a freshman in high school, I chose to read Ghost Boy, which was an incredibly emotional book.

In high school, I knew I wanted to be a writer. I dream of seeing a book I wrote for sale at Barnes & Noble. Writing a book is one of my goals for the future. As an adult, I have enjoyed nonfiction books, including Tuesdays with Morrie, Being Heumann, and When Breath Becomes Air.

I’ve always loved reading. I have so many wonderful memories that involve reading. My parents and I read so many books, and I’ll always cherish the time my parents spent reading to me. I still remember reading Arthur Meets the President with my grandmother.

Last year, I started my blog to share my experiences as a person with Cerebral Palsy. I’ve had readers from numerous countries, including Canada, The United Kingdom, and Ireland. It is beyond my wildest dreams. In the future, I would love to be able to write for a living. Becoming a published author is my other goal in terms of writing.

Growing up, books were my constant companion. I loved visiting the public library. Reading helped me get through many operations, doctor’s appointments, and challenging times. My love of reading led me to develop an interest in writing. For me, there is no better escape than a good book.


Reid, Calvin. “October: National Book Month.”, PWxyz LLC, 18 Aug. 2003,

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