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  • - [David] Hello readers.

  • You know what's better than reading a book?

  • Reading two books.

  • Reading a bunch of books.

  • Reading a mountain of books.

  • This may sound self-evident,

  • but great readers read a lot of books.

  • Good readers read widely.

  • They read lots of different types of books.

  • Sometimes these books will be similar,

  • and sometimes they'll be very different,

  • but one thing that good readers do

  • is think about how what they are reading

  • might connect with other books they've read in the past.

  • They think about how books connect with other books.

  • I have been reading a lot this year.

  • Mostly cookbooks, mysteries and science fiction novels,

  • so they're alike in some ways and different in others.

  • Right now, I'm reading these mystery novels

  • that take place in Australia.

  • They're all written by the same person

  • and they all feature the same main characters.

  • A collection of books that are about the same character

  • in different situations is called a series.

  • Reading a series is a great way

  • to see how the same characters grow and change

  • over a longer period of time.

  • There's the hero of the series

  • with a fabulous feather in her hair

  • and a magnifying glass ready to solve some mysteries.

  • Now not all books by the same author

  • are automatically part of the same series.

  • Authors can write standalone books

  • or start completely different series.

  • Here's the author hard at work on a typewriter,

  • an ancient writing device.

  • If you don't know what that is,

  • politely ask an older person.

  • Often, writers have a similar writing style

  • even when what they're writing is not connected.

  • For example, if you like funny books,

  • and you find an author that makes you laugh,

  • chances are that the other books they write

  • could also be funny.

  • Books can have similar plots.

  • So the series I've been reading is a mystery.

  • The main character is a detective

  • and she figures out how and why someone committed a crime.

  • After many years of reading,

  • I've learned that I really like books

  • that share this quality,

  • of a hero that solves mysteries.

  • But, just because two books are both mysteries

  • doesn't mean they're going to work the same way.

  • Two mysteries by two different writers

  • with different characters and situations

  • are going to be pretty different from each other.

  • As a reader, I have to be careful not to assume

  • that I know where a book is going to go

  • just because I'm familiar

  • with what kind of story it's telling.

  • It's like fairytales, right?

  • Every culture around the world has traditional stories

  • and those stories all pretty much have the same purpose

  • which is to teach people how to behave like a good person.

  • There are stories all around the world

  • that have a similar structure to the story of Cinderella.

  • Young, poor girl with an evil stepmother,

  • unfairly punished and then through magic

  • and the goodness of her own heart, she marries into royalty.

  • There are thousands of versions of this story

  • from every culture on Earth.

  • I love reading stories from all over the world

  • because it helps me understand the values

  • that different cultures share

  • or how they differ.

  • This is why it's fun to read lots of stories

  • from different times and different people.

  • It can help us understand what's important to people,

  • what was important to people in the past,

  • or what's important to us now,

  • and it's fun.

  • Reading lots of books is fun.

  • You might find an author or a character that you love.

  • You might be transported to a whole new land or time.

  • Reading widely and thinking about how books connect

  • is the best way to become a better reader,

  • and you might just solve a mystery or two

  • while you're at it.

  • You can learn anything, David out.

- [David] Hello readers.

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    林宜悉 發佈於 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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