My active reading is going pretty decent. I sometimes forget to be looking for everything and just read but do not write anything. I struggle with remembering what I need to write about while I am reading. I really just write down my thoughts as I read. In The House on Mango Street, I had marked that the title of "There Was an Old Women She Had So Many Children She Didn't Know What To Do", I had marked that it reminded me of a nursery rhyme.
The book that I prefer right now is A Long Way Gone. I prefer this book because the writing is much more descriptive. I can just imagine the story better when reading than I can when I am reading The House on Mango Street. The theme that I believe is most important is family. In the last chapter we read there were a lot of references to family. Beah told us about all the things he missed about his family. We learned back stories about how everyone in the new group escaped from the rebels, most of them included family. When Saidu passed away, Beah considered him family. I can relate to this book because family is an important thing. I try to put myself in the shoes that the author was in but I never can it is just to much.