People are doing all kinds of things to improve themselves during the pandemic and ‘Great Lockdown’. They are learning new skills, taking up interesting hobbies, and trying to improve their fitness. One effort I am making is to read more books.
I recently saw a news report that if you read just a half hour a day, you will be 1,600 books smarter throughout your life. While I had an initial goal of reading 10 books a year in early retirement, I’ve fallen well short. The best I can recall, I’ve read only 7 titles over the last 4 years. While I read a lot – online and newspapers – I’ve found that I am too ADHD to get engaged in full books.
My son & wife are big readers and suggested that we follow the recommendation and set aside 30 minutes everyday during the summer. The last few days, we’ve sat out on our screened porch and each dug into our latest books. When ‘time is up’ we’ve spent 5-10 minutes talking about what we are reading and what we think about it.
It’s been fun so far … I’ll let you know at the end of the summer if we’ve kept it up!
How much reading do you incorporate into you lifestyle?
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