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How to Be a Diverse Reader

I am a wide reader, I can finish a 400-page novel in one to two sitting, about 2-3 hours only.

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Reading is something that we need to do in our daily basis. You can consider yourself as successful individual if you're a wide reader. Being a wide reader will help you do such task that you'll encounter something.

BOOKS are literary or other written composition or treatise so bound and usually of some length; WRITERS are the persons behind the written composition. I met lots of writers, editors and some of them are my friends. Through them, I’ve learn more about creative writing and even formal writing that I am using for my everyday life.

I came up with an idea in this report “BOOKS AND WRITERS” to gather and identify the famous writers from different kinds of people (students and professionals, male and female). How long they’ve read a 400-page book and if they are also a libretto?

Some of them especially professionals wanted to read Science Fiction, Horror, Love, etc. But through this survey-book we will learn what others wanted to read. I dedicated my life and blood in preparation of this survey. Hope this will help.

Yes. I am a libretto. I am always in the library. Philosophically speaking, I almost live here (because I worked here for almost a decade.)

I started reading in the library when I was in third-grader but stopped reading because my librarian then slapped my fingernails.

Sanction: Being noisy in the library and tear the book I borrowed. From then on, I have had experience a library phobia. I don’t want to see a terror school librarian that will slap my fingernails again and again.

I remember a television commercial about the traditional librarian that looks like a terror librarian. She didn’t slap the fingernails of her student but she looks mad. She’s like a monster to me. I know it is only a commercial but it’s terrorizes the image of the librarians against some of the professionals.


One of the most wonderful happenings, my experience is seeing myself again in the library for the second time. My reading teacher in second year high school who happens to be a part-time school librarian forced us to go to the library and read anything we want and as well as the student librarian.

From then on, I regain my strength and trust with a brave heart to face challenges inside the library. I always go to the library (school, public, university and even special libraries.)

That was the start to build my heart to pursue a career in librarianship.

my youngest son

my youngest son

my eldest son (left) and his classmate (right)

my eldest son (left) and his classmate (right)


Being a libretto and after graduation in librarianship, I started to look for a job. Of course, I chooses school library to experience of being a school librarian (who happens slapped my fingernails then.)

I became a good school librarian and an audio-visual librarian for almost ten years in one institution. Maybe because I don’t slap the fingernails of my students and I work hard in the library with great pride and joy.

And if you have a positive attitude in reading, you will be successful in the future.

My groupmate

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Before you step-on to the library or reading center, you already know your needs. The types and kinds of reading materials you’ll need. What are the genres, you commonly wanted to read?

Some of the suggested topics to start reading if you are a first-time reader in the library that I strongly recommend:

  1. Brochures, posters, etc. = that will enhance your proficiency in reading through reading short messages.
  2. Newspapers, magazines = that will help you upgrade the latest bits and news about your society.
  3. Short stories = these fictional but it will help you conquer reality. There are some short stories based from a true story.
  4. Comics (if any) = illustrated and easy to understand that will relate your everyday life.
  5. Are you satisfied what you’ve read?
  6. What did you read?
  7. Did you understand what you’ve read?
  8. Can you evaluate yourself as a reader?
  9. How many books you’ve read for the past five years?

For the first-time readers: Read more as you can:

  1. Brochures about languages and reading
  2. News or articles about trivia and sciences (Warning: Do not read yet about political and economic crisis. This crisis will poison your newly born mind.)
  3. Short stories and/or novels about courage or romance. This will help you understand different conflicts in a story. As you read at the back cover of the book, you will find a short summary and avoid reading too many conflicts.
  4. Comics (especially funny comics.) This will help you smile especially when you are mad. (Warning: Don’t laugh while reading funny comics inside the library. Other serious readers might disturb.)

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Luis G Asuncion


Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 21, 2019:

Thanks for commenting Crisilda. And I am looking forward that soon, you will be a wide reader too.

Crisilda Payda on November 20, 2019:

I am not a wide reader. Although, I read some. Thanks for sharing.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 16, 2019:

I am gladly to know that you have lots of books in your house. However, with that Christmas incident in your trilogy books, sorry about that.

DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on November 16, 2019:

I love reading. Our house is full of books. One Christmas, someone bought me a trilogy. Each book was about 500 pages long but it gripped me so tightly, I had it all read by Boxing Day but Christmas Dinner nearly burned!

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 16, 2019:

Me either, the city library is a far away from our house. I have few books in our house at the young age comparable to now, I have lots of books.

RoadMonkey on November 07, 2019:

I have always loved reading. As a child we did not have a library near where we lived but we had plenty of books in the house. We were not allowed to read books at the table, so I read the backs of the cereal packets and sauce bottles. I do not know how many books I have read during my life but it must be in the thousands. When I was old enough to take myself to the library in town, I used to spend the whole of a Saturday morning there and borrow books to read in the coming week.

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