That was before children. Now, I have a hard enough time reading my work-related books.
A Gallup poll reports that about 37% of Americans read more than 10 books a year, 16% haven’t read any, with the median being 5 books a year. Lately, I am lucky if I get to 2 good books a year. It seems that people in my age group have a harder time reading a book than those are older. Makes sense. Gives me something to look forward to.
The holidays give us the opportunity to slow down a bit and maybe pick up a good book.
Beverly’s Hot Tips For Celebrating Read A New Book Month:
- Obvious tip alert – pick a book that you have an interest in. But also pick a book that you have time to read as well. If the book requires your unbroken attention and you have small children running around you or you plan on reading during your lunch hour, this may not be the book for you.
- Movie attendance and Internet usage doesn’t seem to have had that much impact on many people reading books, but they can help people decide which books they would or would not like to read. Look at some of the reviews to see if the book will hold your interest.
- If you like to read, indulge yourself during the down times within your day or during your holidays. Reading can be a great way to regulate the rhythm of your day.
- Don’t let reading negatively impact your sleep. Poor sleep habits such as reading late at night or in bed can leave you sleep deprived.
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!
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