If you have a lousy book (or an extremely difficult one) and you are forcing yourself through it, it will seem like a chore. If this happens for several days in a row, consider abandoning the book and finding one that you’ll really love.
"To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life." -- W. Somerset Maugham Every year, most people set goals for themselves to read a certain number of books. But, just like most New Year resolutions, they become like every other unaccomplished word.
"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise" - Ben Franklin, famously "Put no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as set forth by the infatuated Franklin ..." - Mark Twain Recently, reader Rob asked me about my habit of waking at 4:30 a.m.