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Falling Back in Love with Reading

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I love to read.  You probably guessed that already.  I have loved escaping into a story since I was a kid.  With a book, you can explore places you may never get to or learn about a subject you've been curious about.  I stumbled across a post on Goodreads that got me thinking about when I first fell in love with reading and why I still love it.  The article is Anne Bogel's 5 Tips to Restore Your Love of Reading.  

My first thought was how could anyone fall out of love with reading.  As I read the article, I realized, that I was in the midst of rekindling my love of reading, now today.  I had never stopped reading but until this year (and my 2020 Reading Challenge goal), I had not been enjoying it as much.  Whether it was because I was reading for work and school (I teach a graduate-level course) that was more of a task that fun or if it was because I had lost sight of authors that I enjoyed reading, I didn't know.

As I sat back pondering these thoughts, I began to appreciate the tips that Mrs. Bogel proffered.  I was already on the journey back to reading love!  I'd started trying different genres, authors and formats.  I admit the first couple of audiobooks I listened to, I was "annoyed" with this voice telling me the story.  I felt like it was impeding my ability to imagine things on my own.  (Also, it probably had something to do with the fact that I preferred not to be told what to do.). I also had an issue with eBooks.  As my day job is in technology, one of the joys of reading is to escape, book in hand and unplug.  How could I fully do that if I was reading an eBook?  That probably seems odd or contrary, and it probably is, but that's how I felt then. 

Now, I am fully embracing books in all forms.  I have truly fallen back in love with reading.  If you used to love reading or feel you don't have time anymore, you may want to take a read of Anne Bogel's 5 Tips to Restore Your Love of Reading and see if you can rekindle your reading love.

2020 Reading Challenge

How did you do on your 2019 Reading Challenge?  It's not too late to set your 2020 Reading Challenge.What is the Reading Challenge?
https://davonnepress.com/blog/2020-reading-challenge

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2020 Reading Challenge
 

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