while i’m not the fastest reader (my goal is to read 50 books this year), i have learnt, throughout the years, how to keep a good pace for reading and not fall into a bad reading slump. i wish i could read more (i mean, who doesn’t), but reading 4-5 books a month is what’s best for me at the moment.
after reading may’s post about good reading habits (which you should definitely check out), i decided to give you all my secrets too, since, you know, i’m the kindest human being *flips hair*.
the rules of this tag (yes, this is a tag and no, no one tagged me) are quite simple: link back to the creator (ally), list some of your good reading habits, and tag other people!
so, gather around folks, it’s about to get serious… here are my GOOD READING HABITS:
♡ specific reading time ♡
it could be after waking up, before going to sleep, or anytime really, but picking up a specific time during the day really helps, that way you keep reading every day. whether you read 10 or 100 pages (or the whole book) during that time, at least you would’ve made progress.
(if it helps, i get some reading done everyday at 4-6pm? something like that. usually it’s right after studying.)
♡ buddy reading! ♡
i haven’t done any buddy reading in years but i sure as hell remember how fast i was when i was reading with somebody. if you are extremely competitive like me, buddy reading can be really fun. of course, the most exciting part is having to talk about the book with your buddy!
♡ audiobooks are the best! ♡
if you don’t feel like sitting down and reading, but still want to get reading done, or you’re a multitasker, audiobooks are your friends. reading audiobooks is seriously the best thing i have started doing in 2019. not only does it help me not get into a reading slump, i also feel sometimes like i’m inside the story when the narrator is really good.
(this is an invitation to read elizabeth acevedo’s audiobooks because they are the best.)
♡ if you’re not liking a book, throw it ♡
seriously, you do NOT want a book to get you into a slump, it really sucks. it happened to me a few times, and i decided it would not happen in 2020. if you are really not enjoying a book, it’s useless to continue. i know you’ll feel satisfied finishing it, but you may feel happier when you just stop reading it. do not force yourself, reading should be fun.
aaand that’s it. this post is a pretty short one, but i hope it’s helpful. of course, i do not guarantee that this will work for everyone.
i tag anyone who wants to do this (aka if you’re reading this, DO ITTT). i guarantee, it’s really fun!
what are some of your good reading habits? let’s help each other out!!