Literacy Narrative Essay
As a child, I was generally read to by my grandparents as my parents were normally busy at work By the time I had come to understand how to read myself I would normally not be read to as I preferred to read them myself. In my early years of school I, for the most part, read everything in a book that I was given to read as I thought that was the only way to actually pass whatever assignment I was given, even if I didn't like that book. Though in my later years such as throughout all of high school I only read a small percentage of a book I didn't like as I had gotten better at just skimming and getting the info I needed that way, because I really didn't want to spend any more time reading Wuthering Heights than I needed to.
As for my reading outside of what has been required for classes, I normally read things in the range of sci-fi, dystopia, or post-apocalyptic, or a combination of the three as many tend to be. Some of my favorite series are the Metro series were written by Dimitri Glukhovsky, Many of the works from H.G Wells, the Star Wars Expanded Universe works by varying authors, the book version of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and a few other works that generally aren't part of a larger series. However I'm not really into the whole mythical fantasy, dragon-age-esque genre aside from the Lord of the Rings despite the fact that that genre is fairly popular. Also, outside of novels, I'm a big fan of comics from varying source material. I'm not the biggest fan of audiobooks either; I feel that it is generally hard to pay attention to the words when I don't have something in my hands or something that I can see, and I tend to get distracted while listening to them and end up not taking in anything from the reading, so I generally try to avoid them as to me they're a waste of time, also, I like to give the characters different voices in my head based on what I think they should sound like and that almost never aligns to what the audiobook has.
I do feel that the ability to read and understand and comprehend what you are reading is a valuable skill to have in middle school and high school, especially considering just how many reading assignments and reading logs and other reading-related assignments I had been given during my time there. Now given past experiences, I would expect to see reading play an important role in my college career as well, and it I have so far been right on that as World History 112 has had a lot of required reading to have any hope of passing the weekly chapter quizzes that we have been given.