Read a book in 10 days!

Reading is perhaps the most brain-stimulating, and equally relaxing, form of entertainment in the world. All while exercising the mind, learning new concepts, and discovering new ideas, readers have the opportunity to explore new worlds, and enter into their imagination—utilizing parts of their brain they normally wouldn’t. It is important for all of us to take the time to pick up a book, magazine, or some other form of literature—regardless of what it is about. However, this is usually easier said than done. Some days we may be too distracted, or we can’t find the time. Other days we just aren’t that motivated to read. Keep reading for some tips that will help keep you motivated, interested, and most importantly: reading.

 

Find Time with the 10% Rule:

It’s as simple as it sounds. Commit to reading at least 10% of a book, every day. Follow through, and this guarantees that you will be reading at least one book every ten days. That means you only have to read 25 pages a day, for a 250-paged book. You can even split up the readings between morning and night, and then you won’t have to stay focused on the book more than a few minutes at a time.

 

Get an E-book Subscription:

This will help for all of the times that you find yourself uninterested. If you are the kind of person who has a hard time finishing a book that isn’t interesting to you (if we’re being honest, this applies to most of us) then why not get a book subscription? Two of the most popular subscriptions currently available are Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, and Oyster. Both services cost roughly $10 a month, but you can read an unlimited amount of books. There is no risk if you aren’t interested in what you are reading because you can just find a new book, and you’ll never have to pay more than the monthly fee. If you don’t want to pay for a subscription you can always go to the library. These days you can access a lot of library books from an e-reader, so you don’t even have to leave your house to get a new book. Check your local library’s website to find out if they offer this, and to get more info on how to do it.

 

Get Free E-books from Bookbub

Bookbub is free email-subscription that sends its users hundreds of deals on books each month. They offer various different discounted and free e-books, delivered straight to your inbox each day. This is a great way to keep your eye out for books you have never heard of before, and to explore new literary genres for free.

 

Join a Book Club:

So, maybe you have had this idea before, but the vision of a book club that pops into your head doesn’t exactly thrill you. Who says that there is a certain way a book club has to be? It may just be dinner once every couple of months with a small group of friends, or it could be a get-together extended to friends of friends, trading off locations. It could just be another excuse for a mature, monthly “Sunday Funday” with old pals and mimosas. The great thing about it is, you choose the people and you choose the books. Surround yourself with good friends, and read a book that interests you. Discuss the book next time you hang out, and voila… you’ve found your motivation.

 

Carry Reading Materials with You Wherever you go:

Keep a book handy; you never know when you may have the opportunity to open it up. Think of all the times you find yourself sitting, or waiting during the day. Maybe if is on public transportation, or maybe you have to wait for a class or meeting to start. There are so many free minutes—which usually get wasted—that you could spend reading. It doesn’t matter what it is… book, magazine, newspaper, e-reader or phone, just read.

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  • Simon Lundberg

    That kindle unlimited looks like a good deal & carrying my kindle with me more often. Also get into audiobooks more then just the ones i get from piratebay 😛