Wanna read more? Here are the 10 tricks that every book lover should know.
1. Take your book(s) with you wherever you go:
Have you ever forgotten to take your phone with you on a trip? No? We all know we can’t just go a single day without using our phones. Similarly, you should always take your book with you. Perhaps before a business meeting or at the DMV. You can read whenever you have a spare moment if you have your book with you. It’s okay if you prefer to read digital editions. A hard copy is still my preferred method of reading. This will help you to read more.
2. Make a to-do list:
You keep a list when you plan a diet when you plan a course, and when you plan vacations. Whatever the case may be, we always write a list and try to complete it. If that’s the case, why isn’t it in the books? Listing the books you’ve read gives you a sense of accomplishment and inspiration. It will be encouraging to see your list grow when you’ve already completed a handful of books. If you want to read more, then keep a list.
3. Mark it up:
Marking up is a crucial reading habit. Marking up a book (underlining, highlighting, notes, etc.) gives various benefits, whether it’s a physical copy or a digital edition. First, you’ve already selected the important points if you ever need to refer to the book. Second, you can go back over what stood out to you the first (or second, third, etc.) time you read the book. It’s interesting to observe the differences in perspective you have from time to time. After that, if you ever pass the book on to someone else, they will be able to see your notes and highlights and compare your viewpoint to theirs. Finally, interactivity aids in the retention of information.
4. Share what you’ve read:
I feel great about myself when I share what I’ve read. Because sharing implies that you are teaching someone. The best way to learn is to teach. This will help you to read more. In addition, I appreciate sharing information and providing insight into several areas in which I am interested. Moreover, reading increases my ability to deliver more of those insights, and I enjoy the process. Make a post on Instagram, Facebook, or whichever social network you prefer after reading a book. Your post will make at least one person read a book. Who knows, it might even transform their lives. Always keep in mind that sharing is caring.
5. Look for a good deal:
Join in several bookstores. Similarly, follow bookshops on Instagram and Facebook. Take advantage of any offers they provide. I buy my books on Amazon ninety percent of the time. If it’s available, I’ll even buy a used copy. Having a wider budget to acquire more books allows me to read more. I can read more books if I buy more books. It’s uncomplicated.
6. Don’t close your eyes:
I’m always on the lookout for books that I’d want to read. For example, when going through my city, I stopped at a bookstore and discovered approximately 50 books that I wanted to read. I snapped a photo and now have a new list of books to buy. Make a note of any good books you come across. And add it to your purchase list.
7. Establish priorities:
If you want to read more, you must make reading a priority. It has to take priority over Netflix, Instagram, and taking selfies. Each of us has the same 24 hours. Some of us simply know how to make the most of every moment. Take a book with you when you don’t know what to do. Take a book with you when you’re waiting for someone. Try to make the most of every minute. Keep in mind that time is gold.
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8. Set aside time for reading:
This aids in the formation of a habit. Making it a habit encourages you to do more of it. It makes no difference whether it’s morning, evening, or night. Make reading a regular part of your day. In other words, begin with one hour or ten pages per day. Then gradually increase it.
9. Become a member of a book club:
You can join Mark Zuckerberg’s club. The procedures of various book clubs vary. Reading with others and sharing what you’ve read can be quite inspiring. It’s also beneficial in terms of responsibility. There are both online and in-person groups. Determine what is best for you. Talk to the readers. Who is wiser than good readers? Share your thoughts.
10. Find books by inspired people:
Find someone you can trust to give you recommendations. Consequently, this will lead to keeping your mind stimulated by providing you with new books to read. Who is your role model? What books does he like to read? Which actor is your favorite? What kind of books did he devour? Find a book list from someone you like and give it a shot. Finally, having a consistent flow will keep you motivated to keep reading as you build a growing number of books.
At last, these are the 10 tricks you should follow for better tomorrow. Did I miss any important tricks apart from these 10 tricks. If you think so, then don’t hesitate to comment below.