So I am still slugging through the same book but I like to read more than one book at a time. I wonder if that offends authors… The idea that their book might not be engaging enough to hold some peoples’ attention. I use one book to wake me up when the other is losing me or putting me to sleep (and it isn’t my bedtime yet).
I often try and convince myself to just give up on a book that I have lost interest in but something in me just won’t let that happen. Very rarely will I not finish a book I start, and here’s the worst part, I will actually sometimes go back and start from the beginning because I was so bored that I lost track of the storyline. I think it’s a form of self-torture for sure but even if I only spent $0.50 on a book at the library book sale, the way I see it, that is $0.50 that I worked hard for and I believe “waste not, want not”.
And so I trudge on.
I wish I could get paid for reading. In a way I guess I get paid to keep up with industry standards and that involves doing some reading but hardly the kind that I think is worth my precious time. If I wasn’t getting paid to do it, I absolutely would not do it.
I read the dictionary when I was younger because I enjoyed it. That is actually an excellent way to build up one’s vocabulary. If a particular word stood out to me, I would construct a sentence with it and make it my goal to use it on someone at least once that day or the next day. Sure, sometimes I would just have to blurt out the sentence at someone and it would be completely out of context, but just like my new goal of spending at least just half an hour reading and writing every day, at least I did it 🙂