The more I read the more I want to read.And I'll tell you why. The words that Germans use in these cases sound ridiculously non-German to me. They sound Spanish or something. And I could never remember which word came first.
The less I (fill in your own words here) the less I (and here).
Here they are:
The leo.org dictionary (my lifeline) defines "je . . . desto" as "the . . . the." Yeah. Confusing without an example. So here's one for your enjoyment:
Je mehr ich lese, desto mehr ich lesen will. (The more I read, the more I want to read.)