Having a genuine love for words and a fondness for making them up is probably the best way to describe how I feel about literature. There’s something incredibly calming and satisfying about being able to immerse yourself in a book and lose yourself in the story. If I had to put into words how much I genuinely enjoy reading, it would be best if I referred to it as “slowing down time”.
With that in mind, here are some tips on how to read well over, so that even if you only have a few minutes, you can lose yourself in a story and come away feeling like you’ve spent an hour or more:
Be Selective About The Books You Read
One of the biggest mistakes a reader can make is to read indiscriminately. When you read a book you didn’t enjoy, you ruin the pleasure of reading for the sake of improving your overall enjoyment. With that in mind, it is of paramount importance to be choosy about the books you read. You can start by looking for book reviews on goodreads.com or other review websites before purchasing a book. This will help you discover whether or not the book is worth reading, and if it is, which version you should probably try out.
Find A Niche
Although it would be wonderful to be able to read whatever you want and whenever you want, that’s not how life usually works. Depending on what stage your life is at, you may want to focus on reading books that are better suited for those stages. For example, if you’re just starting out, then sci-fi and fantasy may not be the best choices. As you get older, you may want to broaden your reading tastes to include books about history and social issues. Remember: everyone’s taste is different, and that’s a beautiful thing.
Take Your Time
There are some books that are just so captivating that you won’t be able to put them down. For those books, it’s best if you take your time and savor each and every word. You may want to read a few chapters each night, or even a whole book in one sitting. Take your time, and you’ll enjoy reading much more than if you’d rushed through the book.
Reading is subjective and individual, which makes it so much fun. No matter what kind of reader you are, there’s a book out there that will prove to be satisfying and maybe even enlightening. With that in mind, go ahead and read on – your favorite author will be thrilled you did!