Summer reading

Summer Reading

I love to read. Summer’s supposed to be the time to slow down and knock off a few good books. But unfortunately, doing a million things at work and at home, it’s hard to find time to read.

But I’ve found a few ways to help me read more. So even though summer is almost over, I’d like to pass along some tips, from the odysseyonline.com:

  • Bring a book wherever you go. If you don’t want to lug around a hardcover book, upload a book on your Smartphone or tablet, if you have either. You can read a few pages here or there, whether you’re waiting in line or during a break.
  • Listen to audiobooks. Even if you don’t have some written material in your hands, listening to audiobooks still counts!
  • Don’t be afraid to put down a book you’re not enjoying. Sometimes you start reading a book, then realize it’s not what you expected. So just put it down and start another one!
  • Join a book club. Interacting with others about a particular book can really get you motivated to read.
  • Set aside a specific time to read every day. Make a commitment to read, whether it’s just for 10 minutes or for an hour. Like anything else, if you schedule the time, you’re more likely to actually do what you wanted to do.

Let us know if you have any reading tips. Or, if you’re reading a really good book this summer!

And if you do buy a book, whether from a physical store or online, please record the purchase.

One last thing: Be on the lookout for another NCP Blog Scavenger Hunt! Details to come very, very soon!

Thanks, and have a great weekend.

Best Regards,
Taylor

23 thoughts on “Summer Reading”

  1. I’ve have eliminated about half of the people on my social media, and I have much more time to read. I always have a book with me.

  2. Thanks for the tips. I brought a book approximately 3 months ago and haven’t started reading it yet. I really liked the part about scheduling because rarely am I late for anything. Thanks again.

  3. I’m in a book club, so we have a book a month to read, but I decided to read outside of that as I’ve always been a book lover. So our book club entries from May thru September (Next Year in Havana – Okay but predictable; Summer Wives – Okay but predictable; The Untethered Soul – self help, it was fine; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – still reading – mixed opinions). I’ve also tackled books to prepare for my Alaska cruise in 2 years, The Vampyre by Polidori, In Farleigh Field (WWII murder mystery/espionage), The Disaster Artist, Indiana by George Sand (frustrating), It Burns (hot pepper eating and raising), Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues, A Mind of Her Own (Marie Curie) and trying to decide whether to give up on The Monk, considered the first Gothic novels. I love 18th/19th century novels but that one is WAY detailed, even for that period. It’s been a good summer for reading.

  4. I spending time reading and learning how to do new and healthy things, like eating and cooking. I have retired and would like to do more reading.

  5. I listened to all 8 books (available so far) of the Outlander series as well as the little novella & side character series. Driving or working in my garden, having my morning coffee or with the sleep timer set for 15 or 30 minutes at night. It even got me back to sleep when I woke up in the middle of the night. I was able to download the entire series from my Library’s electronic resources. I’ll have to pay for the 9th book because the wait for it might be too long when it finally comes out

  6. If I am driving anyplace that takes 30 minutes or longer to get to, if I am alone, instead of listening to the radio, I listen to audiobooks.

  7. Join a library app such as the Libby app to be able to read on many devices. These apps may be free and give access to library books 24/7. Most of us carry our phones to various appointments so read on your phone instead of carrying phone and a book.

  8. Hi Taylor.
    I love to read, too. But now I’m into audiobooks. I can work in my yard or do something else with my hands while listening to my books. Currently, I’m listening to one of Nora Roberts books, Under Currents, and it’s awesome! Highly recommend it.

  9. How or can I record books bought on my kindle?? Often books are free, should I post this? Do I post all this under Amazon? I try many books before I buy them so I’ll have to keep account of books bought every week for the 3 of us in my family with kindles?

  10. go to thrift stores, books generally $1 hardback .50c softcover. st.vincent Dpaul stores 100% god to help those in need

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