Brick of Paper

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Brick of Paper

As much as many of us run from books, and maybe even reading we’re stuck with it. From work, to school, to fun articles, reading is inevitable. It’s like a game of hide and seek that we usually lose. I have spent a great deal of time running away from sitting down and spending hours reading chapters and chapters of a book. This activity, as a child, was entertaining, but now has become boring and tedious. However, we can never run from text books. These are the books that all wish to get rid of, yet we are essentially married to these thick books when we come of age. Math texts, Government texts, English texts, we’re always being thrown another text book to read. Moreover these aren’t small reading assignments, they’re copious amounts of reading material to soak in, and later apply on an exam.

It would be okay if all we had to do was speed read and voila we got it all, but we must pay attention to what we’re reading the whole time. Text books have been an enemy to my days that I think I have off. They’re always there, and there is always something that needs to be read. No matter how much reading I do, there always seems to be more. Textbooks are like Marry Poppins magic bag, no matter how much you pull from them there is still and endless pool of knowledge waiting to be read. This being said there’s been the wonderful “invention” of eBooks, now one doesn’t have to do so much reading, one can just listen. However, not all textbooks have accompanying eBooks, so there’s still a great deal of reading to be done. I guess I’m fighting a losing battle; it may just be time to embrace textbooks, and the reading of them.