Tips for Reading More in a Busy World

There’s nothing better than traveling to another world, going on epic adventures, and experiencing life through someone else’s eyes. I’ve always loved losing myself in a great story, and reading has always been a part of who I am. It gets harder and harder to find time to spend reading as life gets busier and more chaotic. I’ve had to find new and creative ways to squeeze reading time into a busy day, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how much it’s opened my eyes. I began using Goodreads as a way to track what I’ve read, what I want to read, and to set a reading goal each year. Setting goals is a great motivator for me, and I find myself competing with friends and even myself to read more. As the end of the years looms closer I always push myself to make sure I reach that goal. Sometimes I have to branch out of my usual genres when it gets down to the wire. Last year, I learned I enjoy reading Graphic Novels and Junior Fiction Novels, when I had to squeeze shorter, quicker reads in to make my reading goal for the year. I also realized, though I don’t like leaving things unfinished, when it comes to reading, time is too precious to slog through something I’m not enjoying. I’ve always been a traditionalist when it comes to books, and I developed a bias towards e-books and audio books. I’ve always found comfort in having a book by my side, and I carry one with me wherever I go. Sometimes, having a physical book isn’t possible or practical. I get bored easily, and if I’m not able to pull out my [...]