I love books especially the printed one. I love the smell of books, the new or the old one. The new books’ smell reminds me of the others I started and finished but its strong point lies in the memories I had when I first open my work books in elementary or the very first book I’ve bought out of my allowance or salary. It reminds me of beginnings, small beginnings and the adventure that lies ahead.
The old books brings a lot of memories, it takes me into summer afternoons where I can just sit down and read a book while the outside world is bathing with the sun. Or, those rainy afternoon where I can just fall asleep while reading.
I still read now but not as fast as before, I can’t stay all night just to finish a book because I usually hit the bed at around 11 in the evening, which gives me a little over an hour of reading. I read before I sleep now, so that my reading habit won’t interfere with my work and other stuff that needs to be done in the morning. This might sound not so good for some but for me it’s quite working.
I also take some little breaks where I would also grab my Kobo reader and read for around five minutes. Well, that’s a little bit hard to take in because it makes the great adventure come to a halt almost instantly. It kills the momentum and the “in the zone” feeling while reading. So, I just stick to the before snoozing reading time.
This 2015, I set my Goodread’s 2015 goal to 30 because I only made it to 20 books out of the 100 or 150 I set in 2014 and so to make it a little bit achievable, I lowered down the bar. If I’m going to achieve it then good but if not, then I also need to improve in my reading habits.
This is one of the few things I missed being a student, the freedom to read and read and read. Well, I get to read a lot even if I have some assignments or projects, I was a crammer at school but that doesn’t mean that I let a subject drown in the abyss of my laziness– no, I’m a crammer but I also make it to the finish line, something like buzzer beating. I’m not proud of it but I’m not ashamed of it as well, I made it through college with that roller coaster laziness and cramming. It’s not a good practice and it takes a lot of stress to take that on. So if you’re a student reading this blog, try not to cram it all. 😀
Well, I hope that I won’t be cramming my reading goal for this year. Currently, I’m now on:
I’m currently reading “Norwegian Woods” by Haruki Murakami, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee and “Pragmatic Programmer” by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas.
The last two are from 2014 and I guess I’m cramming them into my 2015 list but hopefully, I’ll be able to finish them this year. 😀
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