After reading this book the first time, I decided to do just that. I carried a book with me in the car at all times. One day, I got stuck at a doctor’s appointment for over two hours. Instead of playing on my phone and becoming bored/agitated, I whipped out my book! The time flew by and I didn’t mind the wait at all. Encourage students to do the same and brainstorm together places where they could read.
Miller also mentions talking to students about “binge reading.” This is when a reader just. can’t. put. a. book. down. Discuss with them reasons why they might binge read. The book was so good. I was on the edge of my seat. I wanted to finish it before the movie came out. So many reasons! I’ve always been a binge reader. When I was younger, I would curl up on the floor of my bedroom and finish a book in one sitting. Now I struggle to read during the school year, simply because I know I’ll stay up too late to “finish one more chapter.” This is what we want students to do!