One day along came a baby bookworm, who wasn't very good at reading and often just read the first few pages of a book and just gave up. The princess laughed at the baby book worm because he was a very bad reader and the baby book worm felt sad. He really wanted to read more books and he tried to read more books but he couldn't.
Then one year the whole of the Royal Family, including the Princess, went on holiday and invited the book worm along. The Princess' father chatted to the baby book worm about a website called GoodReads which helps you read by tracking your progess, setting goals and finding other books you will enjoy reading. Also on the holiday was the Princess' brother-in-law who told the book worm about some books he loved to read, books that he just couldn't put down.
That lit a fire in the little bookworm, and he slowly started to try reading again. He set small goals and bit by bit he began to complete books. The Princess was surprised at the change but still chuckled to herself, "He might be finishing books now but he will never be a reader like me!"
But that only seemed to fan the flames further as he read more and more. The harder he tried the faster and faster the books piled beside him, done, finished, completed. Old books, new books, novels, science fiction, thrillers, faster and faster the little bookworm read.
As the new year started the Princess and the bookworm drew up goals for the year ahead. It included things they could work on, things they could improve and together they wrote them down. But the bookworm kept one goal to himself, in the back of his mind he came up with this thought. Into the GoodReads website only he typed his goal; that he would aim to read 12 books in a year, a modest goal most would say, but a goal all the same.
But amazingly you see this goal was just the beginning because by end of the second month in the new year, the once tiny, struggling bookworm had already reached 6 books and had even out read the Princess and turned into a real grown up bookworm!!! His transformation was magnificent.
Um... Just a spoiler...This is just a made up story and in no way happens to represents anyone I know. It also is nothing to do with the fact I have read more books this year than Hannah.
However I would add the recommendation that you join up on the Good Read website. That way as a happy bonus to this story you can add me and see what I'm currently reading.
Ps. Yes Hannah, thank-you for editing my English in this story so that everyone can actually make sense of it. I will try not to be too smug about it, one day I may even become a better writer than you. Hahaha!!!
Pps. Yes Hannah, it has been an unfair challenge because I have lots of time on my hands, I'm sorry.