If you know me, you know I love books. If you don't know me, well, I do really love books. I find myself sometimes having the free time to pick up a book and read. I'm still into novels but I promise myself to try and read non-fiction. It will take coaxing my will-power, but I will get there. It's not yet Summer, when I do a lot of reading, but I have found time somehow to read more books than I imagined. I still have an uncountable amount of TV shows I still watch, I still go work, so I too wonder how I've done it. I guess I have had great picks that's why I've finished more books. It also helps that there is a Barnes & Noble nearby. I pray bookstores never get replaced by coffee shops. Instead, let both co-exist like my local Barnes & Noble. I go in, browse and then end up with a book that peaks my curiosity. I order a cup of Chai and I'm well on my way to "mind land" in a few minutes. Reading novels is freeing and relaxing. I'm reading something that is already solved for me. I just have to make the journey. Reading textbooks is a different story because I have to really focus and solve. That's not the definition of relaxed reading for me. Although, I'm sure there are people out there who just read everything at the same pace, be it a mathematical text book or a James Patterson novel. Right now, I have nothing less than a dozen books to read and I have already gone through more than double of that this year. For readers out there, pick up a book; if you're not sure of what to read, listen to suggestions. Google the kind of books you would like to read and there are people out there who give constructive criticism and suggestions on books. You can also check out recommendations from book stores. Out there, small time writers also have great books. You can find out about them online. Refresh your brain like I do to relax and you'll be a happy person.
(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)