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11 tips and tricks to make yourself read more

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1. Never leave home without a book

If you don’t have a book on hand, it’s hard to read a book. So take one with you wherever you go. This may be inconvenient if you don’t carry a bag or purse around all the time, it is recommended an e-reader such as the Kindle and its associated apps.

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2. Keep a track of your reading progress.

If you're training for a marathon, you usually keep track of how many miles you're accumulating, and how much time you're spending pounding the pavement. If you want to read more, the same type of documentation can help.

I use Goodreads  to keep trac...

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3. Join a book club

It sounds obvious, but it works. If you have a deadline set to finish a book, you’ll make sure you find the time in your days and nights to finish the book on time. It creates a healthy deadline that will do ultimate good to you. Book club meetings are a great place to be engaged in apart from yo...

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4. Only read books that interests you

Life is too short. If it doesn’t feel worth it to you and you’re not having fun with it, there’s absolutely no shame in not finishing a book. You are not reading books for your curriculum.

It's okay if you prefer classics over productivity books. A book that interests you is good for your ...

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5. Knock out a few pages whenever and wherever you can

There are a lot of times during the day when we can read a nice little chunk of narrative. Use your lunch break or bathroom break. You’ll be surprised how many reading opportunities there are in a given day, once you go looking for them.

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6. Read while you exercise

Make good use of audiobooks while you exercise. It is good time to listen to the fictions.

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7. Read before bed

Creating a routine where you read everyday before bed will help you achieve your bookworm goals. Use books to replace the unhealthy pre-bed screen time. The books that you read at night also have an influence on your subconscious mind so read meaningful books for impact.

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8. Get close to a book nerd

People who love books really love hooking up other people with reading recommendations. They live for it, in fact, and are often quick to loan out their own fast-thumbed copies. When a book delights you or makes you feel something significant, you generally want to spread that to others....

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9. Don‘t read a bunch of books at one time.

Multitasking is great for some things, but when it comes to books, not so much. It takes away from the momentum you feel when making your way straight through one story or nonfiction narrative.

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10. Read in a quiet place

Finding a quiet place to read can increase concentration. The best place to read obviously a library but making a nice cost place in your room also helps a lot.

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11. Couple it with something you love

Lastly, make reading an enjoyable process. Couple with something you love like a cup of hot tea or even some whiskey.

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