Personally, my favorite time of the day in elementary school was silent reading. Most kids liked recess or lunch, but I liked reading. I have always been an avid reader and this time was good to satiate my hunger for books. Nowadays, I have little to no time to read and this makes me sad. Having this blog does give me some leeway when it comes to reading but sometimes I don’t even have time to read a whole book for my posts so I just write about one I have already read, which makes me feel like I’m cheating. With my tremendous amount of homework, it is hard to have any alone time to do whatever I want. It would be nice to have time set aside in school where I could read and it would really help enhance my blog, I think. I believe that silent reading should be a requirement in all Language Arts classes. However, most kids my age hate reading and would not be too happy about this. Things were so much simpler when we were little and even though most teens don’t want silent reading time back, I know for a fact that they miss taking naps. Studies show that reading really helps the mind become more creative and knowledgeable. I don’t think I’ve read one book that hasn’t taught me something. This is my opinion and you don’t have to agree but I would love to know what you think. Having no time for reading makes my list of over 250 books and counting seem very ominous and daunting, and reading shouldn’t be like that. I want to get back to the enjoyment of it and eventually read all of those books, I just need time to do it. How do you all make time to read with hectic, busy lives?