Do you like reading?Have a look at the Pennac's poster by clicking HERE.
What do you think about these rights? Now answer this question in "comments" below.
I think these rights reflect an idealized version of reading because most people read because they have to do so and not because they really enjoy reading. The fact is that we read under pressure. Several factors , such as the lack of free time or the ways in which we spend it contribute to this .Television and computers are among the main enemies of the art of reading. Watching television is less demanding than reading and with computers we get information but we do not get involved in what we are reading. There is so much information that we often end up scanning and reading things we are not interested in.To sum up. everybody should have the opportunity to read just for the pleassure of doing so, whenever and wherever they want to do so, because reading is a way of feeding our souls and minds.Felisa
To be extremely honest, I am the kind of person who likes moving and doing things all the time; if not, I get bored or I feel that I am wasting my time.To read is a very important exercise but this means to be sat, relaxed and finding the right moment to enjoy the reading. But I do not usually find things that get my attention that is why I like going to an institute and being with teachers who advise me different things to read and in this way i am forced to do it.
As Daniel Pennac sensibly depicts it, reading must be entirely spontaneous to be thoroughly enjoyed. There is no such proper time and place for reading. In fact, when the mood comes, one should be able to read anywhere…But that mood is merely skin deep and therefore has to be cultivated. The truth is that only when one actually finds out the pleasure of reading, he will read in or out of school, under or despite pressure… and in spite of all books.
valeria: From my point of view,Daniel Pennac sees the act of reading as an exciting activity. It doesn´t matter the place or time, what is really important is to read any kind of work to cultivate ourselves.To sum up, we have to find out the pleasure of reading and as future teachers we have the obligation to show our students the real benefits that reading provides.
María del Carmen dijo...I think the text is an implicit, simple, fertile invitation to read, because each right is a matter we all have or had when reading making us get familiarized with each point. Personally, I would add the right to satisfy our curiosity whicht leads us into temptation to meeting new people, new places and ways of life through reading.
In my opinion, Daniel Pennac is giving us an attractive invitation to participate in the magic world of reading. He shows us that through reading, we can imagine many things, we can take attitudes, get to a conclusion, get information, etc. From my point of view, reading is essential to develop our personality, to imptove our vocabulary, to be more active in a society, to have knowledge in Literature, history, geography, etc.
Pennac's poster is a great invitation to the fantastic world of reading. I don't usually enjoy this world when I am forced to get into it, but sometimes I discover a piece of writing that captivates me and makes me feel part of the story. In those cases the art of reading becomes magic. It is very important, to catch learners attention, the selection of reading material according to their interests and needs, so they could not only do the tasks but also enjoy them. I think we can use this beautiful description of The Rights of the Reader to make our students reflect upon the advantages of this activity that nowadays is not so popular.
In my view, Daniel Pennac shows us that reading gives a man a certain charm or flavour.The person who likes reading has a cultured life, he is carried away into thought and reflection, but certain conditions must be given such as a certain time, a given place, etc.Furthermore, the reader must find an author who is "similar" to himself.When the reader finds his author, he will be able to get the real good out of the reading.To sum up, the art of reading is not an obligation or duty, it must be for "pleasure"
Definetely, it is quite curious how reading can be something exciting or boring –sometimes irritating- according to several factors. For instance, it may depend on reading what you like and doing it in a comfortable place. I love reading, but it is difficult to read something you are not interested in –some issue that is not moving from your own personal viewpoint. So, you have to make a considerable effort to read a piece of writing you have not chosen.In addition, I think people who haven`t experienced the opportunity to select their own readings, are those who are not used to reading just for pleasure but need. Thus, they have developped some kind of resistance to reading.As a reader you can choose whatever you want to read. It is your right! It doesn`t matter whether it is a newspaper or a novel, an academic writing or some movie reviews...Therefore, I`d like to add an “eleven right” to Pennac`s: The right to enjoy it!!!!!
I agree with some of the rights that David Pennac introduces.Those who like reading understand and share his thoughts, and what he wants to transmit in his rights.As reading is a wonderful and interesting activity, we can persuade that people who don`t read, about the benefits that reading involves.This kind of activity, requires the use of your imagination,and through this, you can discover,how far your imagination can go.
I think, Penac also shows us in different moments of our own lives. Times when you feel sad, and you need to find the right words in a book that make you feel better or when you just read for fun.But the most important thing is that in all the situations, you are free to choose. Pedro
I strongly agree with Gabriela because I have experienced both exciting and boring reading. When I was a teenager, I used to read exciting novels. I had some favourites writers and I waited anxiously their new best-sellers. It was more enjoyable because not only did I decide what to read but aso when and where. During the summer,I used to read the whole night. I am not saying that lately I have read just boring material, but I have not read something I have chossen as when I was a teenager.Cheeps
I think that the article about reading is very interesting and funny. What it comes to my mind is that I wish I had enough time to devote to reading like that! It is not only a question of discussing whether people are willing or not but also if people can take their own time to read for pleasure in the vortex of life. In my case, whenever I have the opportunity to read something I´d rather study. Fortunately, there are many subjects in the course which include literature that I really enjoy. Probably I´m wrong when I promise myself to devote more time to reading something else as soon as I finish my course of studies…Martina
In my opinion, reading helps you become an interesting person, helps you learn how to write correctly, develops your imagination, entertains you, teaches you about things unfamiliar to you, takes you to places you've never visited, takes you to times you've never experienced, introduces you to people you've never met and introduces you to new ideas. In other words, reading is a highly interactive activity, not just between the concepts being communicated by the author and those held by the reader, but also between the printed text and the reader's knowledge of the world and the language elements. The fact is that if we really want to enjoy the art of reading, we havent´t read under pressure, we have to take our time to do it and we have to find the text it perfectly suits us.Marilina
I strongly agree with Marilina when she mentions that reading helps students or people how to write correctly, or develops their imagination, but I am interested in knowing which sorts of books or favourite authors she can recommend us for feeling the art of reading. I´ll be grateful for your suggestions.Valeria
There are many comments about reading for pleasure, and that it shouldn´t be done as an obligation. But we can´t forget that there are different purposes for reading. Most of the time we are unconciously reading in order to get some information, and also we can´t deny that reading is a basis of learning. So most of the time we are reading because it´s necessary. And at this point, I also agree with Diana: TV and Internet became so captivating present with its infinite sources that it seems that people “forget” about the pleasure of reading a good book.
You can do anything with reading but you cannot ignore it! Maybe this is the message that the author tries to transmit us. In general students don't read enough, maybe because they are more interested in another hobbies such as the e-mails or the text messages of the mobile phones. Besides this vehicle of writing doesn't help students to expand ther limited vocabulary. In conclusion, it is worthwhile reading and it is an appreciable piece of advise on the part of the author.
There are many comments about reading for pleasure, and that it shouldn´t be done as an obligation. But we can´t forget that there are different purposes for reading. Most of the time we are unconciously reading in order to get some information, and also we can´t deny that reading is a basis of learning. So most of the time we are reading because it´s necessary. And at this point, I also agree with Diana: TV and Internet became so captivating present with its infinite sources that it seems that people “forget” about the pleasure of reading a good book. Martina