How To Read More Books

How To Read More Books: Bookworm 101

Would you love to dive into the magical world of books and become an avid reader? Whether you are a complete beginner or looking to rekindle your reading habit, we’ve got you covered! Reading isn’t just a hobby. It’s a delightful journey of the mind. My love of books is as strong as my need for oxygen, and I would love to be able to convince you, dear reader, to share that love. If you want to become a bookworm and learn how to read more books, then keep reading (no pun intended). Let’s explore the benefits of reading and tips on how to read more. Benefits Of Reading My Love Of Books Do you know how certain people are known for a particular trait? Like the person who loves cooking or baking, therefore, every Christmas most of the gifts they receive are cooking-related. Or the car aficionado, who watches all car-related documentaries on TV, or only shares posts about cars on their social media account? There are also those like my husband who loves anything having to do with sports. David loves flicking from one channel to the next, from golf to rugby, to football, to Formula 1. You name it, he knows the scores, he has an opinion.  I am known for my reading obsession. True enough these days I don’t read as much as I used to. Especially since starting this lifestyle blog. However, I still manage to read more than your average Joe. Friends tend to ask me, ‘How do you manage to read so much?’  For starters, my love of reading is my main driving force. It’s this thirst for stories and faraway lands that motivates me to make time every day for reading. A passion that has burned within me since my childhood days. As an adult, it has become a part of my self-care routine. A way to unwind and disconnect from the mundane. Spicing It Up Whilst fantasy books have always been my preferred genre, I have recently expanded my horizons and delved into contemporary fiction, thrillers, historical fiction, and the biggest surprise of them all……romance. This particular genre was one I would avoid at all costs during my twenties and early thirties. I suppose you could say I had lost faith in anything romance-related. All it would accomplish was a significant eye roll. Alas, bang into the middle of my forties, I’ve developed a love for the romance genre. Could it be related to my current personal relationship situation? Maybe! Maybe my husband has worked his magic, making me believe once again in happily ever afters. How To Read More Anyway to the topic at hand. On more than one occasion I have been approached and asked, ‘I would love to read more. How would I go about that?’ I, on the one hand, feel elated that they would come to me for advice. Being an avid reader is not a bad reputation to have I say. The same goes for the never-ending messages asking for recommendations on what to read next. I think it’s fabulous that someone would trust my judgment with their reading TBR. I have a few friends, (one in particular who might go by the name of Kat lol) who actually beg me to NOT recommend any more books because their TBR has grown exponentially and they are afraid they won’t have time in this lifetime to read them all. A sentiment shared by all proud bookworms I’m afraid. So many incredible books, yet so little time. So I’ve put together a collection of suggestions that, in my experience, can be quite beneficial if you’re aiming to read more books. Occasionally, I find myself implementing a few of these, with the ‘Stay Away From Social Media’ tip being particularly effective for me. So without further ado, let’s get to this list then – Bookworm 101: How to read more books: 1. Always Carry A Book With You – Or A Kindle  I mean, it might sound silly and for some, an obvious tip, but it really does put you ahead in your reading marathon. If, like myself, you always carry your Kindle in your bag, you will find that on those occasions when you are waiting in line, instead of checking Facebook reels on your phone, taking out your Kindle and reading is a much better option. It comes in pretty handy when I’m waiting for my dentist or doctor’s appointment, or when I’m in the frontier queue to cross from Gibraltar to Spain or vice versa. I kid you not, sometimes those queues can drag on for an hour if you are lucky. So what better way than to get some reading done?  Do you have a friend who is always late? (Or maybe you are the friend who is always late, hey I’m not judging) Well, I happen to have a few, so again……I might manage only a few pages, but that’s still progress. 2. Squeeze In Some Reading Time In The Morning Or Before Bed Yes I know, morning reading seems like an overwhelming hurdle. Unnecessary stress. However, I always manage half an hour every morning. I have a great morning routine which means I wake up extra early, enjoy some me time, and get some reading done, among other things.  However, most of my reading is done at night. Which can be a good thing, or not depends on how good the book is and how much you value sleep. I have been known to keep turning the pages when really immersed in a story. Which results in feeling extra tired when the morning rolls around, but hey, sometimes it is totally worth it.  Reading just before bed is a better option than scrolling through social media. Trust me. It allows you to switch off and relax, instead of filling your mind with useless information. I can guarantee you will enjoy better sleep quality if you read instead of overstimulating your mind

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