Hannah Reads: Options For Liking Books

2From Hannah, our resident 10-year-old:

Do you always finish every book you start? Personally, I don’t!

How do you know if you should finish a book, or simply throw it to the wayside? Most times, I’d recommend reading fifty pages, and then if you still don’t like it, stop.

Wildwood_by_Colin_Meloy_coverBut sometimes it takes longer for you to get into a book. For instance, Wildwood took me a long time to get into, but I wound up really liking it. Always bear in mind that just because the first chapter of a book is boring, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the whole book is boring.

Here’s a tip: sometimes certain books are better to listen to than to read. Check to see if your book also comes as an audio book. Then, not only do you get to listen to a good book, but it also passes the time on long car rides!

bad-coverHowever, I do not recommend the audio version of The Bad Beginning from A Series of Unfortunate Events unless you are ten or older! Depending on your personality, the audio version of that book may have too much intensity. The music is in a minor key, which can be scary if you remember it at night. And the narrator uses very evil voices for villains. Actually, I applaud him for using different voices. He is imaginative! But the voices may be too scary for little kids or those with more sensitive personalities.

 

Related Reviews: Hannah’s mama’s take on the Wildwood series and on The Bad Beginning.

 

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