How to get into Reading

The thing you need most for reading is the ability to read.

To read and enjoy it. To read and understand all he nuances of books is like learning a new hobby. There is always another thing to discover. Books open up a whole new medium of communication and can teach, inspire, and relieve stress. It’s a two step process.

1. Start with simple books

Michael Connelly thrillers, Early James Patterson, Harry Potter, browse used book stores in your area. Just pick up one book and start there, dedicate time and sit down in a comfortable chair! I started getting into ready by reading a bunch of Harry Bosch books, the thriller and crime aspects set in Los Angeles made it fun.

2. Get a comfortable chair

You’ll need to be comfortable when reading as you won’t be moving for pretty long periods. I get pretty annoyed when I don’t have the best chair. It’s a worthy investment and provides an outlet after long days of computer work.


Tracking Used Books Across the World

I’m going to start tagging every used book I read with Book Crossing codes. Book Crossing is a cool website that tracks the book once it’s tagged. You put that code in the website and post journal entries before you share the book with the next reader.

The first book I tagged is The Grass Crown by Colleen McCullough. It’s 1200 pages so I won’t finish it for a week or two. You can see my first journal entry in the link above. I’ll donate it to the Boynton Beach city library when I’m done with it, they have a cool used book section that has been good to me.

All you do to put the code in is write a little instruction with the website URL with the code as a slash at the end and you can maybe find out some cool things from people who read your books as it travels around the world.

I encourage everyone with a collection to tag their books or at least make some mark as readers across generations pick them up.