How to Read More (#FastTipsFridays)
It’s December–time to make good on those Goodreads goals we set last January! This week’s #FastTipsFridays are a collection of the strategies I use to keep reading high on my list of priorities.
- Be clear on your WHY(s). Why do you want to read more? What would reading more add to your life? What are you willing to spend less time on in order to read more?
- Make reading as convenient (and portable) as possible. Download your library’s digital reading app, Kindle, Audible, and anything else that makes it possible to read on your phone. Hardcopy books are wonderful, but going digital means your current reads are with you without extra planning or stress.
- Set goals, be mindful. Although setting goals and keeping track of books read takes more time, it makes reading more rewarding and thus easier to prioritize.
- Curate your queue often. I don’t have extra money to spend on books, and it takes work to keep my holds list from my library well stocked. Once or twice a week, I check the status of holds, order more books, and tag titles there’s a backup list when I don’t know what to read next.
- Connect with other readers. It’s easier to stick to good habits when they have a community component. When I’m not in a book group, I turn to Goodreads and podcasts (my fave: What Should I Read Next) to connect me to interesting readers and their books.