Did you know that I taught myself to read when I was 4 years old? I used to take books out to my dad and asked what sounds the letters made. I used to love reading when I was little. My grandma would take me to the store to buy toys, but I always wanted books. When I was in kindergarten, they sent me to 2nd grade for reading. When I was in 2nd grade, my teacher wouldn't allow me to choose the books I wanted to read; she began picking books for me, and ever since then, I've hated reading. I got into the Babysitters Club books, and read about 10-15 of those, as well as about 7 or 8 Mary Higgins Clark books, but when it came to school, I'd never read the assigned books.