So far my active reading is going good. Its gotten a lot better, at the beginning I wasn't really used to marking anything cause I like my book looking nice and I didn't really read the book either. Since then I've actually started to read the book and I'm really starting to enjoy it! Things that I'm struggling with would mostly be just either reading the book sometimes or marking it up, also I either don't know what I should mark up but I am getting better at it as I go. Somethings that are going well would be that I do enjoy the book, I think it is a great book and has great detail in the text, also something I'm doing good at is finding the important things in the text and mark them. Something I marked today in The House on Mango Street would be on page 28, The very first sentence "Those who don't know any better come into our neighborhood scared" I highlighted this because Sandra Cisneros is showing us and telling us that people think that where she lives everything is bad because things are run down, but those people haven't seen the true neighborhood and all the good things that come from it, people are judging a book by its cover.
So far I'm enjoying both books I think I like I would pick The House on Mango Street over A Long Way Gone just a little bit. I love both books so far and they both go in to great detail abouth things, but I feel like that I can relate to Cisneros, not because of her neighborhood or anything like that but about the people she is around and how she describes them and I think that everyone is around those types of people, and I honestly cant relate to Ishmael Beah writing because no one can go through that type of pain and trouble he went through.