When we were young we had to do book reports in school. I have checked and it appears that no one knows the answer if book reports are required anymore. In many of the old movies, the kids were frequently were caught watching the movie and not reading the books. It is a sad commentary for the world as reading is so important. The point of the book reports was to make sure that the readers understood the plots. It also was a fabulous way to increase their vocabulary and learn new words and their definitions. In addition, spelling came into play with new vocabulary as well. In “Leave it to Beaver,” the Beaver was caught not reading a classic book. What he failed to understand was that the movies do not always follow the actual books. Not reading a book is cheating. A child is cheating in school but also him or herself. Shortchanging one’s self only affects the individual. If you fail English, it is a permanent mark on your own personal education. Many of the children in a variety of countries spend all their free time studying and learning so that they can earn scholarships. Then, they can escape their countries, plus build a new life for themselves and their families. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Coming soon audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at www.misplacedtrustbook.com. If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.