I admit I’m not a bookworm, but I enjoy reading books. I used to allot a significant amount of time for reading during my high school and college days. But ever since I acquired my passion for adventure, I only got to read books sparingly. Last year, out of my target of 10 books to read, I only finished 6. And I think I’ve only been able to finish 1 this year. What a shame. :P
I know reading articles online still counts as reading, but reading a book is different. It takes you places, it makes you feel a lot of emotions at the same time, and it even challenges your imagination!
The feeling I get when I read a book again after being away from them for long makes me ask myself why I even stopped. It’s a great escape. And I want to experience that high all over again.
Starting now, I’m challenging myself to read a book for at least an hour a day no matter how busy I get. And because I’m not a reading purist who completely prefers reading the printed text of real books over reading it on a screen of a gadget, I bought a Kindle Paperwhite (and I named it Kilo) to help me with this challenge and to get back that reading groove. I know, traditional books are sexy, they emit a wonderful smell, and they don’t run out of battery. I love them. But if you think about it (I mean, honestly think about it), e-readers have some advantages over them, too. You can carry thousands of e-books in one small gadget, you can read with or without external light (well, it depends on your gadget), you can search for books and texts easily, etc… Don’t even get me started with their advantages over smartphones/tablets. But really, I’m just choosing what’s convenient for me. It’s still reading, right? :)
To the book lovers out there, please feel free to recommend some books! Also, let’s follow each other on Goodreads! ;)