You’re excited about reading more so that you can become a better parent, friend, employee, boss, writer or entrepreneur. You want to immerse yourself in a captivating story and learn to see the world from a brand new perspective.You know there’s plenty to gain from reading more books.
But when you get home after a long day, you give in to temptation. You turn on the TV and lie on the couch. You login to Facebook and start watching YouTube videos. Before you know it, it’s bedtime. No time left in the day to read.
If this describes you, you’re not alone. This poll reveals that half the adults in America read five books or fewer over the past year. But it doesn’t have to be this way. I’ve discovered 10 easy ways to read more books, and I’d like to share them with you.
This tip alone will greatly improve your reading efficiency.
5. Use an e-reader.
I was initially hesitant about buying an e-reader (I use a Kindle), because I enjoy reading books in their physical form. But I was quickly won over by the convenience of doing all of my reading on the Kindle.
The font sizes are adjustable; you can share one book with multiple devices; you can highlight text and make notes; you can use one hand to navigate all of the Kindle’s functions (this is especially useful for me when I find myself holding on to the handlebar of a crowded bus with one hand, and using my Kindle with the other).
It’s not recommended that you spend too much time sitting on the toilet, but since you’re going to be there for five minutes or so, why not do some reading? Five minutes of extra reading a day does add up.