I tried to read the first book by one of my favourite authors and…it was bad. Here’s what I learned and why I’ll still keep reading their new books.
When people think of reading goals, they usually think in terms in number of books read in a calendar year. But there are SO MANY other kinds of reading goals to try for. Here are some ideas.
I’m ashamed to admit it. But I was indeed, a book snob.
And even worse, I was a bored book snob. Some of those classics are hard to get through. Really hard. They aren’t all complex and lengthy, some of them are tedious, full of archaic language, and just plain long-winded.
I’ve completed my first foray into Dickens.
For some strange reason I’ve never ventured to read any of his works before. I’ve had a number of them on my shelves for years, and yet never opened them.
I’ve realized I do this because what I love most about reading is that I get to experience someone else’s life and see the world from their perspective. I know that I’ve learned much from reading stories and books. I know that I’m a better person because of what I’ve read. I’m a kinder, more empathetic person because of what I’ve read.