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I am a read-holic. Yes , you read that right, read-holic. If you give me a book , warm comfy bed and a steaming cup of hot chocolate , i probably would not move an inch till i finish the whole book. I got addicted to books from the time my grandpa used to get me a new book everyday and challenge me to finish the whole thing in one day. That gave me all the motivation to start reading. Now, i am the proud owner of a bookcase full of books that is too much to count.
But here’s is the thing , i am the only one among my friends that has this fascination with books. It seems that everyone is more into movies and video-games nowadays. According to a poll made by Associated Press-Ipsos , 1 in 4 people read no books. Yup , that mean 25% of adults has read zero books. Actually, the same poll reveals the average adult reads only four books per year. Half of those people read less than four.
I can hear some of you already thinking ” why would anyone care about reading or not , we have more important things to do” . I ll tell you why you should care , because reading is an active mental process. The moment you open a book and start reading , your mind fire up automatically. How ?! , like a balloon , you are blowing air into it so it expand and becomes lighter and easier to handle. In the case of your brain , info does that to it. Reading does not only affect the learning part of the brain , studies shown it also has an advantageous effect on the hearing , memory and speech parts.
The reading is not just a leisure non-business activity.Reading actually sharpen your skills and help you build new vocabulary, which is a neccesity in the business world now. It help in strengthening your self-esteem and confidence as you know more and so people would always come to you for answers and advises. While reading might seems boring but actually it helps in awkward conversations as it can give you something to talk about. And you never know how a single book might change you life in ways you never know !!
While reading is a very cheap and entertaining way to spend time , yet many many people find it boring and dull. But since i have the ”books disease” , I want to spread it around. Here is what i call a push to the road of the reading pleasures.
Don’t judge a book by its cover. While this might sound corny , yet it is true. Some of the best books have the dullest cover. I know you could not possibly know if it is interesting or not blindly , so here is the secret , in the back of every book there is a summary about what is inside. Read it , if it appeal to you , then buy it.
Find what you like. Books are like music , you need to find the perfect genre that match your personality. Some like historical books while others go for the romantic. You need something to really pulls you inside the story and hold you in its web until you are tangled completely. Most of us will be having an idea of what is interesting , but if you don’t leaf through each category quickly until you find your match.
While you are tweeting and facebooking , search online for new books and read its reviews. Good books have good reviews which indicate that it is worth your time.
Get comfy.You dont want to start reading while you are at work or after a fight with your wife. Find a relaxing place , a piece of your favorite dessert (makes reading even more sweeter) and start with your readings.
Now that i hope i had convinced you to start with the reading , i give you a last advice. Read , read and read even more. After all, a book is cheaper than a movie ticket and lasts much longer.
The girl in tight shoe.