I’ve been writing a lot of tips on how to write. And I guess this is the right time to write tips about how to read. Why? Because more and more people said they don’t have time to read (a book) – but of course they have time to read twitter timeline the whole day ) *including me
I carry 2 books in my bag & I have 10 books beside my bed (that means I bought ‘em but I haven’t read ‘em). So, if I’m a soldier, I’m always ready with my amunition.
“…we also hear a new term of ‘social reading’. What is it exactly?”
I think the first reason why people can’t managed to read is because they don’t know WHY they read. We read for different purposes, but for me, I read to add my knowledge about my expertise (so I’ll read business books, etc), I love beautiful words and wisdom (so I’ll read poetry & philosophical books), I’d like to research for my next novel (so I’ll read novels with similar genre), when I feel down (I’ll read self-help), etc. I know what I want from my books. That’s how I can read 2 or 3 books per week.
Nowadays we also hear a new term of ‘social reading’. What is it exactly? It’s when you read a book, and you find good tweetable content, then you’ll tweet or share about it on social media. This is also make one good reason to read: to inspire more people on your social media channels.
Books have changed my life. It gives me inspiration (as a writer), source of knowledge (to share with friends), source of income (as a business woman), and last but not least, a supporting shoulder when I needed the most (I do have dark moments in life and motivational books have saved me big time).
Thanks Donny for a chance to Wagen post on your blog
Ollie (@salsabeela), She’s a writer of 20 books. Co-founder of startups like online bookstore Kutukutubuku.com and online self-publishing NulisBuku.com. An avid reader.
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