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2 Ways to get into reading

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Books are magical and some have stories, but in order to enjoy that story you must have a clear mind when getting into the book.  If you allow your personal things to be put aside you will feel part of the book itself and get a full fill of the story  similar to watching a movie or either feeling the beat or lyrics to a favorite song. With that being said I share with you 2 Ways to get into reading.

1. Pick books that are tailored to your personality: If you’re in to running, get books that talk about running! If you are into adventure, get books that involve adventures, and so on and so on. You can even go the route of picking books that are related to a recent movie which you saw in particular.  In my library collection of books, I have the book ‘The Shining’ which I am dying to read because I saw the movie years back, so I’m curious to see if the book is in any relation to what the movie was like. Also, as a military veteran I tend to gravitate towards anything military related because I can understand the language presented because I have lived it.

2. Pick reasonable times to read: When getting into reading you have to have less going on your life, that way you can focus strictly on the book, and not on things outside of the book, such as work, bills, school, relationships, etc.  The best times that I have noticed for me are early in the mornings before I even step foot out of bed because my mind has not even started planning the day yet. However, best believe once I get out of bed I’m doing the things that I did not complete last night, plus the things that I need to complete the day of.  Mentally it works for me like that, but you may have other ways at doing things.  Another option would be to do it later in the day prior to going to bed or while in a peaceful location throughout the day, such as at a library, at a beach, or park.

Take these 2 simple steps into consideration, and happy reading to you all. I leave you with this quote by Roald Dahl, Matilda – “And don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.”

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Written by Thomas Gouard

Im a military veteran; a full-time college student, and a fitness addict. Fueled by inspiration; God's word; endorphins and laughter!

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