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LRHS students take advantage of the media center to take time and read their favorite books.

Isabella Estrada – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Many LRHS students enjoy reading, but struggle to find the time in their busy lives.

Students are consumed with work from their core classes, along with after-school activities like clubs, sports and jobs.  Students often have no time to sit and enjoy a book.

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Freshmen Liz Williams said, “It can be very difficult to read during the week; I usually have to wait until the weekend to read.”

Though finding time to read can be difficult there are many ways students can prioritize. LRHS media specialist Jill Mullins suggested, “You can replace the time spent doing insignificant activities with reading, if you really enjoy it.”

Mullins believes students can always find to time to read if they really want to.

Another way to fit reading into your daily schedule could be to pick up a book right after you’ve finished your school work. Sophomore Kris Condon said, “I try to read after I’m done with all of my work, it helps to give my brain a break.”

Mullins also believes that reading something enjoyable is a huge motivator. The LRHS media center carries most genres and many popular young adult books such as “Divergent” by Veronica Roth, “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han.

Williams said, “When you have the time, reading becomes easy and more enjoyable.” It is easy to find the motivation and time to pick up a book if you truly love reading.

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