I pick up toooons of books, all the time. Even start them. Problem is, I get distracted with one thing or another and never finish them; so, the goal? Not only READ MORE BOOKS…... but FINISH THEM! I see a lot of the times people often average about 2 to 3 books a month, but I’m going to keep it simple and not out-due myself, start slow. Keep it at about 1 book a month. Or 2 (maybe an educational 1, and a work of fiction). 1 week ago
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This question is especially for them who want to read books but don’t find it interesting or don’t know how to start.
I have been a voracious reader because I love reading: both for pleasure and learning. I was curious when I came across many posts asking questions like How to start reading/ how to force myself to finish the book, etc. I would personally love to see many people reading, and in fact want to advocate the habit of reading.
I would like to know your motivation for starting reading: is it just for fun, or because many of your friends read, or you want to learn something new, or anything else? 2 weeks ago
This is totally working! It helped a lot to get books in the first place and to choose books that I wanted to read. 3 weeks ago
Just finished reading My Appetite for Destruction: Sex & Drugs & Guns N’ Roses by Steven Adler
Next: Finish reading Fingerprints of the Gods 3 weeks ago
This book was unusual but very interesting. It’s a fictional story about how words can be used to persuade people to do things and how students can be taught how to use the words. 3 weeks ago
Today I finished “Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake” by Anna Quindelen, which was a quick read with some insightful thoughts about life. I wouldn’t say it was the best book I’ve read, and I certainly didn’t like it enough to buy it – because it was a memoir that was essentially a collection of essays on a common theme. However, it offered some worthwhile perspectives from a woman growing up in times that really changed.
Total books read:1/1 4 weeks ago
Fear of Dreaming: The Selected Poems by Jim Carroll
Taking a poetry break… some Jim Carroll to read – I started this one last night while soaking in a hot, hot bath with a thimbleful of cognac trying to alleviate the winter chill.
From Library Journal: “Carroll’s East Coast disjunctive poems and hard urban prose “nods” are kinetic and ebullient. A selection of 20 years of his work overlays the worlds of Al Bundy and Hieronymus Bosch: “The shower of black infants across the infected landscape” dissolves into “the disappearance of boundaries/ on a sea, filthy and darkened with bodies.” One is captivated by the imagery (“bloodstained sombreros”) that depicts the “post-meltdown” nature of anxiety but disappointed that life as seen from New York City streets offers so little compassion.” – Frank Allen, West Virginia State Coll., Institute4 weeks ago