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    Reading is essential. But I'm so lazy nowadays and I can't be bothered to. Since I have all the time in the world, I'm pretty sure I need to read and not waste my time sleeping or watching tv all day long. I have tons of books too. Mostly I didn't read. Any suggestions how to bring my reading spirit up?


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    Start off being rigorously selective about what you're going to waste your energy reading, by piling up some of your TONS of books and checking them one by one, quickly, until you find something you might consider being fun, no matter whether it's a Donald Duck comic book or Kafka's. Is it boring? Change it. Don't the next book seem to be fun enough? Grab another one until you discover the one that manages to keep you captivated and make you think there's no thing you'd rather do.

    It's simple like that man. IT'S YOUR BOOK. FIND IT, AND YOU'RE SAVED.

    In my country, the reading activity suffers the most with people's unawareness because we're, since a very early age, obligated to read the "greatest literature classics", no matter if you are 100% alphabetized, technically. This causes a terrible effect, this doesn't make people to hate the greatest classics... it makes them to hate READING as an activity. It's as though you're listening to a song you find boring and it creates on you a hatred for MUSIC in general although, obviously, both our reading and listening choices are 100% developed under our personality and personal experiences, that's why it's SO important to discover your personal book, or song, instead of thinking you don't belong to these media because 1 or 2 pieces unamused you somehow, besides the fact it might not be your case, obv XD

    There is not an UNIVERSALLY-FAVORITE book but, if you want a suggestion, I'd totally recommend you to try one of these books criticized for not being "high" because of its easy level of comprehension (lol) but, paradoxically, you can learn a lot from it and can, little by little, re-ignite your love for reading, man. Mainly Sci-Fi titles. Mainly I, Robot







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    I read quite a lot and my personal tactic for this is to have a few on the go, I walk to and from work so I’ve got an audiobook to listen to on the way, then I have an Ebook to read during my lunch break so I don’t have to take a physical book with me places, then I have a physical book I keep on my bedside table to read before I go to bed.

    It’s all just routine and finding the books that you enjoy reading and not reading random books just for the sake of it if you aren’t enjoying them!


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    It's indeed a daily construction, an exercise. Requires a certain effort when it's done properly so, just like the physical activities, it's natural that you feel like you cannot be arsed about it, in spite of the fact reading is a lonely task, that one does on their bed, suggesting it's like the most "passive" thing though it is like one the most active task you're ever doing, you know?

    It's a routine like Preguiça's said. Don't expect yourself to magically become a mastered reader and most importantly don't force yourself to read what you don't want to do, the amount of pages you don't want to do. You'll see yourself reading like 20 pages in the first day and, tomorrow, things will happen more naturally to you and it won't be that hard to read 25, for example. Sooner or later, you'll start to feel the pleasure of reading running thru your veins and, about bloody time, you are safe. :-)

    If you really put your mental effort into reading (and if the author is good enough so you can do it thoroughly) a cool thing happens. You force yourself to emulate all of your five senses, which somehow makes you smarter and enhances your whole "thinking" thing, heh. I have seen A LOT of differences in my overall mindset comparing myself to last year (when I lit just thrown myself into reading entire novel series) and now (that I'm, er, just trying to recover everything I've lost). It is not only a source of intelligence but your life starts being more rich, interesting, DEEP even if all you're doing is talking with an acquaintance. I think books keep me sane and if I stay a lot of time without reading them, I just start to feel strange, emotion-less, lose the hunger

    (Just remaking the advice because the previous one seems a lil' bit crappy lol)
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