How to Appreciate a Good Book

How to Appreciate a Good Book

Have you ever found a good book but couldn't enjoy it because of all the distractions around you? This article will give you some tips on how to enjoy your one-on-one time with just you and a good book.

Method 1 of 3:
Selecting a Book

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Decide what you are interested in reading about. You don't have to read anything unless it is mandatory, such as an assignment for school or work. Get several books to read. Browse for books at the local public library or bookstore for anything that might interest you. Download books for free. Many online booksellers have titles that can be downloaded for free. Pick a genre that interests you.
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Keep your mind open to all ideas when reading something. You will find a lot of new ideas presenting themselves to you that could possibly light up a whole new world. Read a genre that you don't usually read. Like science fiction? Read about space travel. Interested in a new skill? Find a book on it. Or read about a skill you haven't been interested in.
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Method 2 of 3:
Enjoying a Book

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Keep reading. If you find that an author does not agree with your concept of life, read on; you just might find that they will open a completely new way of looking at things. Bear in mind that a lot of hard work went into writing this book, and you will be more mindful when reading it. Feel free to put down a book if you don't enjoy it. You can always come back to it later.
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Read whenever the mood comes upon you. Don't push yourself to read if you don't want to. The appreciation of books will become almost second nature to you with every page turn - the world indeed will be your oyster. Don't force yourself to read when you don't feel like doing so.
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Zone out. Eliminate distractions, such as TV or social media. Silence your phone and find a comfortable place to just sit back and relax. If you know you'll be interrupted many times during your reading period, you may want to find something else to do instead and read your book another time. If you keep taking breaks every 1-2 minutes, you won't be able to focus solely on the book and you may skip some parts. Instead, set a 10-45 minute chunk of time every day just to read.
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Method 3 of 3:
Sharing a Book

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Read with friends. Reading in a group can introduce to books you wouldn't otherwise know about, plus you can get new insights on books you are reading. Start a reading club. You can meet in person or online. Create a borrowing club. Encourage people to loan books from their collections to create a mini library for club members.
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Write a review. Online sites where you can post reviews include Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or BookBub.
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Method 1 of 3:
Selecting a Book

Image titled Be a Bookworm on a Budget Step 6
1
Decide what you are interested in reading about. You don't have to read anything unless it is mandatory, such as an assignment for school or work. Get several books to read. Browse for books at the local public library or bookstore for anything that might interest you. Download books for free. Many online booksellers have titles that can be downloaded for free. Pick a genre that interests you.
Image titled Get Prepared to Be a Bookworm Step 3
2
Keep your mind open to all ideas when reading something. You will find a lot of new ideas presenting themselves to you that could possibly light up a whole new world. Read a genre that you don't usually read. Like science fiction? Read about space travel. Interested in a new skill? Find a book on it. Or read about a skill you haven't been interested in.
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Method 2 of 3:
Enjoying a Book

Image titled Recall What You Read Step 9
1
Keep reading. If you find that an author does not agree with your concept of life, read on; you just might find that they will open a completely new way of looking at things. Bear in mind that a lot of hard work went into writing this book, and you will be more mindful when reading it. Feel free to put down a book if you don't enjoy it. You can always come back to it later.
Image titled Make a Living As a Poet or Spoken Word Artist Step 7
2
Read whenever the mood comes upon you. Don't push yourself to read if you don't want to. The appreciation of books will become almost second nature to you with every page turn - the world indeed will be your oyster. Don't force yourself to read when you don't feel like doing so.
Image titled Make Reading a Hobby (Kids) Step 5
3
Zone out. Eliminate distractions, such as TV or social media. Silence your phone and find a comfortable place to just sit back and relax. If you know you'll be interrupted many times during your reading period, you may want to find something else to do instead and read your book another time. If you keep taking breaks every 1-2 minutes, you won't be able to focus solely on the book and you may skip some parts. Instead, set a 10-45 minute chunk of time every day just to read.
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Method 3 of 3:
Sharing a Book

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1
Read with friends. Reading in a group can introduce to books you wouldn't otherwise know about, plus you can get new insights on books you are reading. Start a reading club. You can meet in person or online. Create a borrowing club. Encourage people to loan books from their collections to create a mini library for club members.
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2
Write a review. Online sites where you can post reviews include Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or BookBub.
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