“I’m not saying that you have to be a reader to save your soul in the modern world. I’m saying it helps.” Walter Mosley.
First off I’ll start by saying that I used to absolutely hate reading, I just thought it took too much time, it was boring and I wasn’t very good at it so I never really took to it.
I was such a slow reader; it could take me ages to get through a book. But more recently, I have found that when a book is really good I tend to read it quite fast, maybe in less than a week.
Rather than pick up my phone to check Instagram or Facebook or a play Candy Crush, I now pick up a book, so I always have to make sure one is with me at all times!
For me, I not only read for fun but now I read more for knowledge.
Human beings have been recording their knowledge in book form for more than 5,000 years. That means that whatever you’re working on right now, whatever problem you’re struggling with, is probably addressed in some book somewhere by someone a lot smarter than you. Save yourself the trouble of learning from trial and error. Benefit from that perspective.
But the purpose of reading is not just raw knowledge. It’s that it is part of the human experience. It helps you find meaning, understand yourself, and make your life better.
If I am honest, I would say the real reason that I spend so much time with my nose inside this book or that book is because I have been searching for something: a way to life, a way to understand myself and make my life better! And I can see the changes already, so can my loved ones 🙂
You either get it or you don’t. But for those who do, this new addition to the blog is for you.
#Asklycheereads will look to show you what books I am currently reading but more importantly what books made the biggest impact on me. If this is something that ends up adding value to people’s lives then I will post my reading list more frequently.
As an aside thankfully you can buy some of the best literature ever published for pennies on Amazon so will link all the books there.