Reading was never a strong skill for me. It takes more than one re-read for me to understand some things. Often my mind wanders while I am reading something I am suppose to understand and repeat. I’ve learned to read in little chunks, go away, then come back to the article, book, or whatever. To be a good writer, you must be a good reader. Well, at least be somewhat well read. For those of us who are weak readers, but love it, I say persevere and make it fun. Love it or hate it, but do it.