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. 


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. 

Oric and the Alchemist’s Key by Lesley Wilson – Book Sale Blitz

“Oric and the Alchemist’s Key is hilarious, exquisitely written, and delightful.”

Author:Lesley Wilson
Title:Oric and the Alchemist’s Key
Series: The Oric Trilogy
Genre: Medieval Adventure/Romance

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Returning to the manor after an early morning foraging errand, Oric finds his home alight, the inhabitants dead, and his mentor mortally wounded. The old man relinquishes a key, warning Oric that a terrible disaster will surely occur should it fall into wrong hands. The alchemist also hints of great wealth, but he dies before he can impart any further information. 

In his quest to unravel the mystery surrounding the alchemist’s key, Oric experiences many challenging adventures before a surprising and lifechanging conclusion is reached.

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Moonlight cast long shadows across the churchyard, creating a black and silver scene. Trees took on sinister shapes, and a sudden breeze made an ancient yew tree creak. An owl hooted from his perch in the bell tower, causing Oric’s neck hairs to stand on end.
An urge to relieve himself overtook Ichtheus. While he  fumbled with all his extra clothing, Oric and Parzifal sloped off around a bend in the pathway. Ichtheus was in full-stream when the pair reappeared, running as if chased by demons. Oric crashed into his master, and bowled him over. Unable to turn off his tap in time, Ichtheus pissed copiously into one of his boots. 
“Damn your eyes, boy.” Ichtheus staggered to his feet, “What in heaven’s name are you about?” He shook his foot. “You blithering fool… look what you have caused me to do.” Setting his wet boot on the ground, he was disgusted to hear it squelch.
Oric’s voice rose from hoarse whispers to high squeaks of terror, and  he grabbed Ichtheus by the arms. “Master! Master! I saw it. Her! The thing!”
“What thing, boy? Ichtheus shouted and shook Oric as if he were a rag doll. “What thing?” 

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Born in North Yorkshire, Lesley Wilson was inspired to write stories at an early age. She turned her father’s garage into a theatre and produced juvenile dramas. Local kids who watched her shows were expected to donate a penny to the RSPCA. In her early teens, Lesley joined a theatre company and took part in many productions.

On a train trip to Italy in 1957, Lesley met a young man. A whirlwind courtship followed before he joined the British Army. Fifteen months and hundreds of letters later, Lesley, aged seventeen, boarded a troop ship bound for Singapore, where she married the love of her life.

Lesley’s careers have included fashion modeling, market research and running her own business but writing has always been her true passion. She completed a course in Journalism with the London School of Writing and has been an active member of a writers’ group.

She now lives with her husband in North Queensland and enjoys frequent visits by her two teenage grandchildren. When Lesley isn’t writing, she loves to read, entertain friends, and travel.

The Extraordinary Ordinary by Natalie Rodriguez – Movie Review

The feature film, “The Extraordinary Ordinary” directed by Natalie Rodriguez was released globally on August 28th, 2020 on various OTT platforms. The story revolves around Erica played by Maddison Bullock. She is a passionate teenager with the interest to pursue photography. She suffers trauma and moves to California hoping to recover from it and to get away from her over protective mother Cathy. Erica’s father is her go-to person and completely supports her. 

Erica meets Alex and Bianca in her new high school. They, too, come from different backgrounds and have experienced trauma at a very young age. These three broken souls become friends and share a wonderful bonding. 

I watched this movie with my daughter. She didn’t budge until the titles rolled at the end. I loved the plot and the direction by Natalie Rodriguez. The photography and compositions were simple, yet, meaningful. I loved the greyish blue compositions which made so much sense. The background music was deep and subtle. Each and every actor did their part extremely responsibly. Kudos to the entire team. 

The stigmas associated with mental health, abuse and trauma are very sensitive subjects and the director succeeded in leaving a long lasting impression on the audience. Being a mother of an adolescent, I can relate to Cathy and her over protectiveness towards her daughter but I also realized how important to let the kids be and give them space to breathe. All they need is our trust and support. That helps them to recover from trauma sooner. 

This movie received many awards. You may watch it on Amazon Prime or Google Play or YouTube. Don’t miss it!

Natalie, thank you so much for making this wonderful movie. I’m really proud to be acquainted with you.