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5 Tips On How To Read More #2

Hey Pals!! Today, I am here to share some tips on How To Read More Books. So, I did a really similar post like this a few months back, and I shared some 5 tips on this subject. Today, I will share 5 other tips.


Click here to check out my other post: 5 Tips on How to Read More


1: Create the atmosphere

Choose the quietest place at your home and sit on a comfy chair, just relax, make yourself comfortable and beautify your surroundings a bit so that they make you feel at ease and motivate you to read. Light a few candles, bring a mug of coffee, change the light settings, even click photos of your books and you will feel a sudden urge to read.


2: Watch and/or make Booktube Videos

Booktube is a big community out there on YouTube that uploads bookish content. These people have great videos up there that interest readers worldwide. From monthly TBRs to monthly wrap ups, from tags to challenges, from recommendations to least favourite books, they have bookish videos ranging from anything to everything. Watching their videos will be the biggest motivation you can get.

For a start, here are five cool and popular Booktubers to check out:

  1. Jessethereader (my absolute fav, bubbly and fun)
  2. Merphy Napier (great for writing tips)
  3. Hailey in Bookland (diverse book recommendations)
  4. A Clockwork Reader (honestly, her unpopular opinions are the best)
  5. PeruseProject (another one for good book recommendations)

3: Set a reading goal

This is actually one of the simplest and yet one of the most effective ways to ensure that you read more. Set reading goals for every month of the year or for the year as a whole. Knowing that you still have to read a number of books to finish the goal, you will constantly pick up books and it would become a habit. But make sure that goal is neither too short (otherwise it would be futile to set the goal in the first place) nor too long (otherwise reading would become forced and would cause stress).


4: Make your account on Goodreads

Goodreads is the app that every reader needs (well, not exactly, but it’s helpful). It helps you not only to keep a track of all the books that you have read but also to get personalized recommendations. There are millions of readers on Goodreads writing reviews and having book discussions and you could be one of them. People’s reviews about books will help you decide whether you should read a particular book or not, not to mention that you will be able to establish your own opinions of books. It will make sure that you complete the reading goal for the year by keeping a track of all the books that you want to read and such a motivating platform will definitely help you read more.


5: The art of DNFing Books

DNF stands for did-not-finish. This term is used when you don’t finish a book you are reading. If you are not enjoying a book that you are reading, there is practically no need to finish it. Put it down and pick another book. It would save a lot of time, energy and would allow you get to a book you might actually enjoy. And I know full well how hard it can be to DNF a book, but here is a quote that might help you: So many books, so little time.


And lastly, READ TILL YOUR EYES BLEED…..

JUST KIDDING, don’t do that. LOL!!


That’s it! I hope this helped you 😀. Do let me know how if benefitted you and tell me if you liked my tips and if you would suggest the same to a friend. Thanks for reading. Stay safe. Adiós!!

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Discussion Post: Drawbacks of Reading Multiple Books at the Same Time

Hey Pals!! Today, I am going to be talking about the drawbacks that I come across as someone who reads multiple books the same time.

Number 1: You eventually fall down 😞

Some people feel bad for reading only one book at once, others feel bad for not reading only one book at once. Some people consider reading multiple books at the same time an art. Me- I think it’s not an art or talent, just something you do because you want to. And though, I mostly read more than one book at once, because I have commitment issues when it comes to books, I have come across some things in this “art” 😜 that actually trouble me. Here they are:


1: It makes me appreciate each book I am reading less

When I read multiple books at the same time there are usually those two books that are just F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. So naturally, my main focus is on those two books. And though I do read the other books too, I feel like they aren’t that good, which is true, but the thought comes from comparing those books. So when I finish that less good book, I don’t know what was bad about it but I still find it hard to give it a good rating. One month later, I realize that it was actually a pretty good book 😑.


2: It makes me DNF perfectly good books

This is something that doesn’t happen if I read only one or two books at the same time. But when I read five to six books at once, I usually don’t like every one of them and that is the major reason for me to DNF them. DNFing books is, in my opinion, pretty good. But if it happens because I am not interested in a book just because I am reading better books than that one, then it makes me feel bad for doing it.


3: It delays the amount of time I would’ve taken to finish a book if I had read it as my main focus

Since I am not focusing on that particular okay-okay kind of book, it takes me a longer amount of time to finish it than it would’ve taken me had I not been reading it along with my instant all time favorites. And it’s really frustrating when I take a lot of time to finish a book. Sometimes, it’s taken me moooonths to finish a book due to this reason 😐.


4: It makes me easily forget what happened in the last few chapters of a book

I would stop reading that particular meh kind of a book for a week and when I would eventually return to it, I wouldn’t be able to remember what happened in the last few chapters. This makes the comprehension of a story hard because I forgot why a particular character just acted a certain way. Now, I don’t forget everything but I forget those little details that would add so much more to a story had I just remembered them. This is the by far the worst disadvantage especially in audiobooks because sometimes Google doesn’t have chapter summaries of the less known books so I can’t even Google what just happened.

😭The Struggle is Real😭

That’s it guys!! These were all the disadvantages that I could think of. Despite all this, I know I will still read multiple books at once 😁. Yeah…it’s a bad habit I have and can’t get rid of. But hey, it helps my reading slumps!!

What about you? How many books do you read at once? What are your thoughts on reading more than one book at the same time? Let me know in the comments.

That’s all. Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoyed it. Stay safe. Ciao!!

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Discussion Post: 5 Popular Authors I Need To Give A Try

Hey Pals!! Today, I am gonna be talking about some popular authors whose books I haven’t yet read. These are the authors I am yet to give a try and I feel like I should.

Spoilers: By the end of this post, I’ll probably lose half my followers because of the wonderful list I have here 🙂.


1: John Green

Yes, you read right. John Greeeeeeen! I haven’t read a single book by this author, and yes, that includes The Fault in our Stars. There isn’t much of a reason for not reading his books except that I was never much of a YA contemporary romance reader and so I have recently gotten into these kinds of books. Everybody keeps on praising this author and I think I will read a few of his books quite soon.


2: Maggie Stiefvater

So many people are all in awe of the writing style of this author. I don’t care about any of that. The reason I want these books is purely because of the gorgeousness (that’s a word, right?) of these covers. I have never seen any book covers as beautiful as these. This is the probably the part where you realize that yes, I judge books too. But I can’t help it, these covers are goals, man!!


3: Brandon Sanderson

I know 😗, I know 🤐, I know 😬! This is getting more and more unpopular and I bet many of you are probably wondering what in the world is wrong with me.

But here’s the thing: I discovered this author pretty recently and I just haven’t gotten around to reading any of his books. The other trouble is that I don’t know where to begin. I do own The Mistborn Trilogy but I am not entirely sure why I haven’t read it yet. I gave it to my sister as a birthday present and currently she’s reading the first book so I’ll just wait until she finishes it. And then… I’ll probably still not read it 🤪 but I’ll think about it.


4: Laini Taylor

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy has been on my TBR since forever. I have been avoiding it mainly because of, well, content. I feel like this is a dark series and so up to this point, I haven’t picked it up. But I was always so excited to read it. I think that the books in this trilogy have amazing covers and I have heard so many praises on Booktube about this author’s books that I can’t help but feel that it’ll be worth reading.


And now, to add the cherry 🍒 to the cake 🎂, I have:

5: Rainbow Rowell

Please don’t kill me 😕!!

Like I said, YA contemporary romance wasn’t my thing until a really long time. Believe me, all of these books are on my TBR, I’m just waiting for that right moment to come, that moment when something happens that hits me with the sudden irresistible desire to read Fangirl.


Have you read any of these authors’ books? What are your thoughts on them? Do you think I should give them a try in the near future? Do you have a similar tbr? Did you just unfollow me 😱? Let me know in the comments.

That’s all. Thanks for reading. Stay safe. Ciao!!

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Helpful and Unhelpful Bookish Things to Do this Quarantine

 •Try reading a book from the last chapter
 •Try rearranging your super messy bookshelf and realize that you’ve messed it up even more
 •Try participating in book challenges you know you are gonna flunk
 •Try writing a sequel to your favourite book
 •Try changing sentences in your least favourite book to see how better you can write them
 •Try learning two new and good words daily and then flaunt
 •Try designing/drawing alternate covers to books
 •Try writing your own ending to a disappointing book ending
 •Try reading random books you have no idea about
 •Try making Butterbeer or Treacle Tart at home, destroying your mom’s kitchen completely in the process
 •Try dressing up like your favourite characters and post your pics on Instagram
 •Try to learn one History chapter in exchange of buying books from your parents
 •Try making DIY bookmarks and allow them to collect dust coz readers are too lazy to use them
 •Try forcing your friends to read your favourite book by threatening that otherwise you will come to their house and enter without a mask on
 •Try recording your narration of a book and send it to your friends

Hope it helped you. Even though I am 99.99% sure it didn’t. LOL. But do tell me if it actually did.

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How to Cleverly Respond to Non-Readers’ Stupid Questions

Q: Is that a book?
A: Well, technically it’s a lot of paper piled together and written on and decorated but yeah, you could call it a book.

Q: Doesn’t this book have a move adaptation? Why don’t you just watch that?
A: Doesn’t carbon monoxide have oxygen? Why don’t you just inhale that?

Q: That book is so long. Isn’t it boring you to death?
A: No, you are!

Q: Do you do anything but read?
A: Well, let me see. I sleep, eat, drink, play, talk, walk, jump, skip, hop and laugh. Anything else?

Q: You are literally reading, again?
A: You are literally annoying, again?

Q: Oh! Come on. Audiobooks aren’t actual books now, are they?
A: No one asked your opinion, mugggle.

Q: Don’t you get bored when you read?
A: That’s an odd question. You should ask me don’t you get bored when you don’t read.

Q: Why are you crying over the death of a fictional character? He wasn’t even real.
A: He was more real to me than you.

Q: Why don’t you ever lend people your books?
A: Because they are my best friends and you can’t just go around lending your best friends to others.

Q: Readers can be so boring, right?
A: Well, at least we don’t go around annoying people. We, unlike some, mind our own business.

Q: Are you reading a book?
A: No, I am reading your mind, trying to know what is going on inside it.

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5 Tips on How to Read More

1: Audiobooks

If you can’t find the time to read or you just find that it is hard to stay concentrated, audiobooks are the thing for you. You can use audiobooks where a physical book can’t be used like walking down the street (only that would be a bit risky), cleaning the room, brushing teeth and just about anywhere. Audiobooks may not seem as interesting and they are definitely not for everyone but you never know, one day you might thank me. Good audiobook platforms- Audible and Storytel.


2: Set a time limit

This is pretty simple but if you are new to reading and have just started on the journey to being a profound reader, try by setting a time limit in which you have to read no matter what. Start slowly. Try with 15 mins at first and gradually increase it. As time would pass there would come a stage when you would need a timer to remind you to stop reading, it is time to go to sleep.

Note: Make sure nobody disturbs you during that time period of a simple pendulum.


3: Think about the book you are reading

Throughout the day, even when you are busy, allow your mind to drift back to the book you are currently reading and think about various things that have happened. Try to predict what will happen later in the book. This will make you feel like you have to  read the rest of the book to know what will happen next and eventually your brain would force you to finish the book.


4: Try to make reading your priority

Make reading not just your hobby but your necessity. Believe that no matter what it is too important to read. Try to read as if that is one of the most important things to do in the day. Bit hard, yes, but after a while it would not be forced, it would feel natural. Also, don’t be too hard on yourself otherwise you won’t enjoy reading.


5: Read daily

😂 Yeah, be this much engrossed in a book 😂

Okay, so maybe that time limit part seems a bit hard to you as you are too busy, but let’s be real, no one is busy as hell. If you can’t even spare one page a day, that means you are not busy, you just don’t have the determination to read. So take a book wherever you go and just read.


That’s it guys!! I hope you liked it. Let me know if one of these tips helped you and if you would recommend any of these to a friend. Thanks for reading. Stay safe. Adiós!!