By Jensen Argyle
I am a college student in a major that I love (English); however, sometimes I am forced to take classes that I don’t particularly enjoy. They say if you love a subject, don’t major in it. But there are some classes that come along that remind me why I picked my major: because I love reading.
Recently I enrolled in a Children’s Literature course and it has been the most fun class I have ever taken. I get to read picture books for homework for heaven’s sake, and all my roommates are jealous! This class has also given me the opportunity to revisit some of my favorite childhood books.
As I revisit Wayside School, the Kingdom of Dor, the world of Junie B. Jones’s, and other beloved works of literature, I remember who I was at six years old and who I have become through the books that raised me and shaped my character.
Here are some of the benefits that I have noticed as I re-read my favorite childhood books:
So here is my challenge to you: this week pick up a book, or two, or twenty that you loved as a child. Remember what it was like when you experienced the thrill of reading for the very first time. And as always, happy reading.