Learning to Love to Read

The Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice:

*This is the first post. If you aren’t familiar with the purpose of the blog, please check out the page “Mr. Caleb” to learn more.

Like nearly everything in life, reading is a discipline. It takes time and practice to develop good reading skills. But for many people I know, there’s also that book (or series of books) that really made them fall in love with reading. For me, it was The Chronicles of Narnia. There’s something powerful about tapping into our imagination… something that I hope happens this year in our classes. Personally, I think a room full of books is magical and inspiring in and of itself. So click here to read Buzzfeed’s “The 30 Best Places To Be If You Love Books.”



  1. Awesome blog! Before I fell in love with The Chronicles of Narnia, I fell in love with Enid Blyton’s The Enchanted Wood. If I had the power to grant wishes, I would wish that every person could have such an intimate and life changing moment. The world certainly is never the same after.

    1. calebjwestbrook says:

      Word. That’d be an awesome wish. Sometimes I relate reading to some kind of drug; you have this euphoric encounter with a piece of literature and then you keep going back over and over again waiting for that next work of art to blow you over. Anyway, thanks for the kind words! PS I’ll check out The Enchanted Wood.

  2. Santiago Zelaya says:

    I think that is all about finding a book, but it is necessary to choose a book that can improve your life but also needs to be interesting.
    So, I list three easy steps for reading .
    1. Find a book
    2. Enjoy it
    3. Learn from it

    12 “B” #14

    1. calebjwestbrook says:

      That’s great Santiago! Thanks for your input! (+2)

  3. Kevin Saravia says:

    One year ago I said that books were boring. As time passes by, my mind had changed a little bit and I started to read the first book of narnia. I really liked that book and I found out that books are not that boring. I am not a big fan of literature, but I am trying to read more. Right now I am reading The Black Tulip by Alexander Dumas.
    12°B #11

    1. calebjwestbrook says:

      That’s great Kevin. It’s always good to push ourselves. I hope you enjoy The Black Tulip. Let me know how it goes. I’ve only read Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo.

    2. calebjwestbrook says:

      oh…and (+2)

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