For the love of books!
Once I attended a lecture given by a great professor who told us a thing or two about why we should all read books. He said, everyone should manage to read at least one book in a year.If you can make time to read more than one book every year, it’s all the better!
He continued by saying that just as we nourish our body with nutritious food, we must also nourish our minds (or brains) with good books.
I have always enjoyed reading books but my reading habit went into a slumber at that point of time. After listening to the professor’s advice about reading books I was inspired to develop my reading habit.
“…If I enjoyed reading a book I would read it till my heart desired, once/ twice or all day/ all night.”
I started with reading more and more books from the library. Some books I would read more than once and some I would stop reading after a chapter. If I enjoyed reading a book I would read it till my heart desired, once/ twice or all day/ all night.
After a while I stopped going to the library. No, I didn’t stop reading! I just didn’t like to part from the books I loved reading so much. So, I started saving all the money I could save to spend it all on books.
I love reading both fiction books as well as non-fiction books.
Some of the books that are closest to my heart are:
1. To kill a mockingbird
2. The Alchemist
1. The Prophet
2. How to stop worrying and start
These are the books that can change anyone’s life and they sure changed mine.
There are lots of people who don’t read regularly or may be at all. There are also some people (like myself) who love books but because of some reason their reading habit has taken a pause.
“…With the amount of content we have on the Internet to indulge all our senses on, reading books does seem pretty lame.”
It is actually quite understandable why we don’t want to read books so much anymore. With the amount of content we have on the Internet to indulge all our senses on, reading books does seem pretty lame. If that wasn’t enough of a distraction, we have also got almost too many social media sites and never ending scrolling sessions on these sites.
So, don’t feel too bad or guilty for not finishing that book you started (I’m guessing) last summer! The one which stares at the ceiling lying on your bed stand or your study table.
But we can not ignore the fact that reading books is necessary if we want to grow and think better. Reading is the essence to having a healthy mind in a healthy body.
Reading is not only suitable for your mental health but it can also be an amusing and relaxing thing to do for you.
All you have to do is control your distractions (mainly Internet) and put that wasted time into reading. Now, don’t try to read everything at one go, though it would make me very happy if I encouraged you enough to do that!
“Read the kind of books you like, the topics and genres that are interesting to you. Start with reading just a few pages… “
I suggest to slowly and steadily cultivate your reading habit. Read the kind of books you like, the topics and genres that are interesting to you. Start with reading just a few pages (3-6) everyday and gradually increase the number of pages to read throughout the day.
If you want any more tips on reading or some book suggestions, feel free to ask me anytime. You can leave a comment or send me direct mail and I’ll reply to you ASAP.
I’m thinking of starting a new series (soon) where I’ll share my most favorite lines from the books I (always present tense) love! It’s an old habit of mine to note down the best lines from the book I am or was reading. I’m going to share my love of books that I (always present tense) love reading over and over. I hope you will also like some of that good stuff.
Let me know what you think about this idea 🙂