“Reading gives us some place to go when we are stuck where we are.” -Mason Cooley

“If you only read what everybody else reads you can only think what everybody else is thinking.” -Haruki Murakami

My name’s Rachel and I’m the oldest of five children. Having five kids in the house doesn’t allow you a lot of time to yourself.  If you aren’t sharing a room with one of your siblings, you have at least one popping in every few seconds to ask a question (or annoy you).  Since I couldn’t find a physical escape from the craziness at home, I found a way to escape mentally.  This escape came through books.  Over the years my love for reading has grown into a slight obsession.  I have also taken to journaling and writing quite a bit.  It is partially because of this that I decided I wanted to become an English teacher.  I have always enjoyed the Language Arts, and I decided I wanted to share my love for them with others by becoming a teacher.  I am currently starting my Senior year of college and well on my way to accomplishing my dream of teaching.  I’ve always loved how some of the simplest things in life can have such a big impact.  This is shown through the use of letters and spelling.  You can change the meaning of a word just by changing a letter.  Its amazing the impact just one letter can make.


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