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  • Writer's pictureDr. CK Bray

I Love Books!

Updated: Dec 8, 2023



I love to read books, and I love to listen to books! My goal this year was to read 100 books, and I am on track to make that goal. One of my favorite questions to ask friends and people I meet for the first time is, “What is the latest book you have read?”

I wanted to share some of my favorite questions and rules on reading. If you don’t like to read, I may be able to convince you otherwise. Keep reading!

  • I always have a book with me. It is often a Kindle version on my phone or an audiobook. Whenever I am waiting, you can be sure I am reading.

  • My first choice is reading physical books, while my second is listening to audiobooks. If the book is a science book or one I want to take notes on, it is a paperback or Kindle. If it is a fiction book, I love to listen to audible.

  • I prefer paperback books and a pen. I love to take notes in my books and wear them out. I now find that my kids and friends love to read the notes I wrote in my books.

  • I read all types of books and try to avoid staying in one genre. Mix it up!

  • When I find an author that I like, I go through all their books. I read Enders Game by Orson Scott Card and went through most of his books within a year!

  • Reading is good for your brain, imagination, creativity, and relaxation. (Unless you are reading Stephen King horror books). Reading also makes you wise!

  • I have three books I reread every year. The first one is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The second is Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl, and the third is none of your business. (Let me give you a hint, battle school in space).

  • When I hate a book, I stop reading it. I learned a rule from Ryan Halliday that I like. The rule is “one hundred pages minus your age.” If you are 35 and a book hasn’t caught your attention by page 65, stop reading it!

  • I love asking friends what books they read to get recommendations.

  • You have time to read or listen to a book. Just spend less time on your phone, news, and emails.

  • Read some classics. There is a reason the books are considered a classic.

Harry Truman said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” I agree with that. Reading is one of the best ways to continue learning while choosing topics that interest you!

 

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