How I Read

Unfinished Reading Stack

I read books and magazines. I read symbols and signs. I read labels and billboards. I read words and people. I wish I could read minds.

I used to be an avid reader, but now I’m a binge watcher. I think episodes are like chapters in a book, so it doesn’t surprise me that I used to stay up all night reading a book to see how it ends. Now, I spend endless hours watching to see how a series ends.

Sometimes I abandon what I’m reading. And sometimes I come back and try again. And sometimes I finish a book, especially when the story compels me to keep reading.

I have a secret. The best part of most non-fiction books that I’ve read is the introduction. It’s where most authors tell you what their book is about. You can save yourself a lot of time by just reading the introduction. You can save more time by just reading titles. Another secret love of mine is reading aloud. It is very satisfying, especially poems and plays.

I used to chide myself for starting more than one book at a time, now I know that’s just how I read.

What’s your reading style? What are you currently reading?

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