As a reader Lenae is someone who only reads a lot when she really loves the book. Lenae reads in spurts, some days she is super excited to read and reads consistently. However Lenae can also go months without reading or read very little due to lack of pleasure for the book she is reading. Lenae only enjoys reading when she gets to choose the book and the book draws her in and keeps her attention. She looses her place when reading if she has no interest in the subject of the book. Lenae reads at home if she really enjoys the book she starts in class at school, but sedomley starts reading books in the summer. She only read the three books required for ap lit this summer. Last year Lenae read about six books during the school year. She is not currently reading a book but she is very excited to read John Green's new book Turtles All the Way Down that is going to be released in a few weeks. John Green is her favorite author, she loves the detail and the story lines that he writes. At home Lenae has probably one hundred books in her house however most of them are books she read as a young child. In the past few years Lenae's passion for reading has increased and the genre of books she reads now has more variety. She used to only like fiction Utopian world books but now she enjoys young adult love novels, and adventure books along with Utopian fiction.
Lenae's love for writing stemmed from her love of poetry as a child. She enjoyed the rhythmic qualities that poetry attained. Over the years her passion for poetry writing spilled over into other kinds of writing as well. In school she enjoyed the personal narratives the teachers required them to write because it shared pieces of her life with other people. She also enjoyed doing creative writing at home in her free time. Over time Lenae learned to enjoy writing essays using it as an outlet to get her opinions out there and persuading others that what she had to say had support behind it. Lenae used to write a lot at home but now she mostly writes at school due to lack of free time .She believes that others also write to get their voice and emotions heard, many may feel shy or awkward in social settings however writing gives them an outlet to express their beliefs in a more comfortable way. She also think people write to use their creativity that they have. In writing people have the ability to be as creative as they want because in writing it does not have to be realistically possible. The setting, characters and storyline can be whatever the author chooses it to be. Lenae believes anyone can write well as long as they put a lot of work into it. She thinks a good writer is someone who thoroughly thinks about the point they're trying to get across to the audience and then just writes from the heart. She believes that if someone is passionate for what they are writing they have the potential to be a good writer. Lenae also thinks that a good writer will strive to use the correct the grammar and sentence structure. Lenae chooses to what to write based on her passions at the time when she is writing. If she has a good creative idea she will write a creative piece and if she has an opinion or idea she feels strongly about will write a persuasive piece. When she has emotional ideas she usually aims towards poetry. Constructive responses help Lenae grow as a writer because it let her know what the reader likes but also helps her know where to improve. Although Lenae enjoys writing after she finishes a piece of writing she tends to panic because she feels as though her writing has many mistakes and does not make sense. As she grows as a writer she hopes to become more confident in her writing and start writing at home again.