Want To Read More? Have A Look At These Top Tips

Some people always seem to be reading, but you just can’t find the time, don’t enjoy it as much as you think you should, or don’t think about it. However reading is something that can help you focus, take you away from the stresses of everyday life, and educate you to name a few of the benefits. There are also ways you can help yourself to read more. 

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Often it can be things as simple as finding somewhere comfy or making sure you have the right glasses from Eyeglasses.com to get you off on the right start. 

Have a look below at some of the top tips to help you to read more: 

Don’t Go Out Without A Book 

Rule number one if you want to read more, is to make sure you have something to read. If you don’t have a book then it hard to read. Take one with you when you go out and about. Just pop it in your bag or even have an electronics version on a kindle or book reading app. This way is you do get 5 minutes here, and there you are able to pick up your book and read. 

Track Your Reading 

If you want to read more, it’s a good idea to keep track of how much you are reading. Not only is it interesting to see how much you read at different times or on different books, but it’s also interesting and fun to learn how long it takes you to read certain books from various authors. You will also have a log of all the books you have read. 

Join A Book Club 

It may sound a bit obvious, but this will well and truly work. You tend to have a deadline to read the book or at least read a set number of chapters before the meetings. You’re more likely to try and fit in some time to read if you feel as though it needs to be done by a certain time. That is unless you are fine with being the only person in the book club to not have read and been able to join in the discussions. It is also worth noting that there is no shame in holding your hands up and saying I didn’t have time or that you need a bit extra time to finish. 

Only Read What Interests You

It’s ok to put a book down and never finish it, especially if you don’t take an interest in it. If it doesn’t feel good to read or like it’s worth your time, then don’t read it. If you’re watching a tv series and can’t get into it, are you likely to continue? No. So, don’t do it with books. You also shouldn’t shy away from a book based on the opinion of others, just because they didn’t like doesn’t mean you won’t, and vice versa, if they loved it but you don’t read it. 

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Read As And When You Can 

Got a few minutes on your break at work, at the end of your lunch break, while you’re having your morning coffee, or maybe even a bathroom break? Then take the opportunity to read. You will be surprised how many chances you get to read a few pages, especially when you go looking for them. If you have to wait in a queue, you may get more reading done while you are waiting then when you are eating. 

Read Before Bed

Reading before bed is loads better for you than watching television or scrolling through social media on your phone or tablet. Reading will help you become relaxed and be able to transition into a peaceful slumber easily. A lot of successful readers will read every night before bed. It’s part of their routine, one chapter by night light, and off to bed. 

Don’t Read More Than One Thing At A Time 

If you are someone who is trying to read more, you can easily fall into the trick of thinking you need to read anything and everything. This can leave you confused and getting books mixed up. When it comes to books, you don’t want to multi-task. You are much better off reading one book at a time. 

These seven top tips should help you to start reading more. Do you read? What do you do to help yourself read more and find the time? Please share some of your hints and tips in the comments section below. 

My Literary Friends

I started writing book reviews in a notebook long long ago. Later i started posting those reviews on my blog www.theclippednightingale.com. I never had any expectations out of it but I kept on writing because I loved reading. Within no time, my blog is recognized as one of the top 75 book blogs in India. 

In this little time, I became friends with many amazing writers not just from India but from across the world.. USA, UK, Poland, Australia, Canada, America. Authors and Publication Houses started sending out their ARC copies asking for my review.
Knowing that amazing authors from around the world follow me and my posts makes me feel awesome and humble at the same time. 

After all literature and art always bring people together and bridge the gap between them. In spite of the wide variations in culture and language, art helps us to understand those differences and celebrate them. 
I take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful authors, publishing houses, bloggers and bookworms for letting me take part in their wonderful literary journey. 

I send out my best wishes to all of them and hope they write more and more books for me to read. Cheers!

Trip to Landour, a beautiful hill-top town!

Landour is one of the most beautiful towns I’ve ever visited. It sit on top of a hill in Uttarakhand.

Take a look at the details of my trip by clicking on the link below:

https://www.tripoto.com/trip/landour-a-beautiful-hill-top-town-5cb58526c3db9

A Change of Time by Ida Jessen – Book Review

A Change of Time by Ida Jessen is an engaging book. I received a free copy for an honest review from Edelweiss+. This book, I must say, is very unique. The story is set up in 20th century in Denmark. The story unravels itself through the pages of a diary. A woman who just lost her husband struggles to establish her identity as an individual. The sudden freedom in the protagonist’s life is too overwhelming for her and she finds a way to find solitude in her loneliness.

The book feels like a poetry. The author beautifully narrated the pain of the protagonist. There are small poems sprinkled here and there in the book which are very beautiful and reminds the reader of old classics. The story is very well written and I’m guessing the translation from Danish is just.