“Reading maketh a full man” states the great English essayist Francis Bacon. Indeed, reading habbit can even be considered as virtue, as it gives us immense knowledge and pleasure. But nowadays our reading is getting diminished because of the advent of mobile phones. Even if you are a beginner or someone who reads daily, sometimes you may find it hard to read or lack interest. Don’t be bothered, this article will aid you in such cases.
If you are a beginner in reading, you must find your genre of books. Each person have seperate tastes so they may like fiction or non-fiction. You must find what interests you the most either fiction or non-fiction. Non-fiction and fiction is like an umbrella term in reading, because there different types inside this division. For example, non-fiction consists of self-help books, journals, autobiographies and biographies whereas fiction consists of fantasy, horror, romance etc.., so find out what you likes the most and begin your reading.
This tip is for beginners too, you should start off with small amount, which means don’t burden yourself with books that have large number of pages, start reading small books. For example, don’t start with novel but with a short story collection. You can finish short stories early and it won’t bore you soon. And again don’t go for classics at the start, you may find the language hard, so start with a book of contemporary age.
Parallel reading is the best way in reading. It has two benefits, first you can read a lot and the next is that, you don’t have to stress over completing a book which makes you skim through the pages. Read two books at a time, as you can switch over to the books, if one book gets little dry. Habitual readers can try this way to cover more books at a time.
The foremost rule is that you have to put your mobile away. When you are reading, you should concentrate on the subject, but if you have mobile phone near you, you will get easily distracted by means of notifications and your fear of missing out won’t leave you at peace. I understand, you may need your phone to check on the words you can’t understand while reading, use a dictionary in that situations, don’t use your phones.
The next biggest question after you start off your reading journey is that what to read next. If you happen to have that question, get suggestions from your friends or colleagues or anyone who reads a lot. Not happy with their recommendations? Don’t worry there are enormous Youtubers, tiktokers and instagrammers who create content based on reading. Watch their videos and find what to read next.
Consistency is the key, not just for reading, but for anything that you do in your life. Make time for reading exclusively in your schedule, and set goals so that you could read accordingly. These are the tips that will help you to read efficiently. What’s your read now? And what is your favourite book of all time? Mention them in the comments below.