Reading when you no longer read

Piles and piles of books

Over the past few years, I have a turned into a monster. What kind of monster you may ask? A monster that starts books and doesn’t end up finishing them.

*distant horrified gasps*

Oh yes, a bookworm’s worst nightmare!

Upon joining the staff here at the Writing and Communication Centre, I was reminded that avid readers still exist. During lunches together, my co-workers will discuss books and exchange recommendations. This lunchroom chatter took me back to the days of when I, too, was keen on reading. I still enjoy the thrill of a good story but somewhere along the road, I lost my willingness to read. Seeing as I'm a present day university student, required course readings and the pull of social media tend to stand in my way of reading for fun.

This year, I have resolved to bring back reading as a pastime. If you’re like me and hope to get back into the lovely world of literature, below are some tips to help you prioritize reading.

Let me know if reading more is one of your goals for this year! Hopefully these tips help you make progress on your pile of books that are begging to be read.

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