Before I dive head on into this , I would like to share with you responses to my previous book review - The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
I've read this book and loved it. Good choice!!!'
- Sherin Qadir, Singapore
''I saw the book Nilo recommended at the airport. I bought it and read the whole book on the plane. It was like watching an 8hr movie! Captivating! Enjoyed it very much. Thank you for the recommendation!'
- Kheng, Sydney
My pleasure, ladies. I am glad my recommendation has been well received....The reason why I am discussing the topic - why we have to read and how to read more - is because of a whatsapp conversation I had with a couple of my close friends. Why are we reading less and what could be done to save this downfall in mankind? A little over the top, you might think. Downfall? It is a kind of downfall to me, if you must ask.
I constantly hear from friends and read comments here and there that it is increasingly difficult to find time to read. With a barrage of responsibilities being thrown at us throughout the day, reading takes the least priority. Its perfectly understandable especially when school going kids and elderly parents are involved.. au contraire, I believe that no matter how busy you are, there are ways to squeeze reading into your daily routine. I'll talk about that later.
Remember reading should not involve only reading FB updates or reading the instructions on the back of your Instant oatmeal packet. A proper reading exercise would involve a book or a substantial magazine article. Even reading this blog post will suffice :)
Benefits of Reading
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. There are many benefits of reading of which I have highlighted a few :
How do we keep reading alive?
From my personal experience,
My humble request - don't forsake reading. Please do find time to read. Way before TVs, handphones and other distracting gadgets came along, our only source of entertainment used to be books. Don't forget that. Now you have many ways to read a book -on ipads, laptops, smartphones etc. There isnt any excuse not to read. Its ironic isnt it? With so many ways to read, yet we are hardly reading!
There is a book for every person on this planet. whether your interest is in classical literature, poetry, self help guides, religious texts or romance novels, there is something out there for you to capture your entire attention and imagination. So, go on and lose yourself in a good book. No one will find you there. Enjoy this solitude, my friends..It will soon become your favourite time of the day. It is definitely mine as I enjoy this escape and soul replenishing immensely.