Are you a reader? Do you watch documentaries? Do you get your news? Do you read for fun? Do you learn though education programs like documentaries on TV? How do you get your information?
I find that when I was younger I would read all the time. Now as an adult I tend to go through fazes where I read and then I don’t. the periods of time where I don’t ready have become longer and longer as time goes on. I have a decent library and I used to have a bigger library but I have downsized it over time. I recently have gotten into book tubers on YouTube and it was inspired me to read but I actually haven’t started to read yet. I need to put more effort into my actions versus just talking about it I think. I do have a goal to read a book a month this year or to at least read twelve books this year. Will I do it? I can dream. We are five months into the year and I have only read one book so far so we will have to see. Time will tell as they say.
It is odd how media can make you more interested in topics and things that you didn’t know that you could ever be interested. I didn’t know book tubers were a thing until a week ago and already I have fallen in love with a few of them and have consistently watched their bag log of videos over the year. A plus to this is that I have been getting a lot of suggestions of good reads. If only I had the space to put them and a reason to have them other then just to have them. I don’t want to purchase books just to purchase them, that isn’t really minimalistic, and I could use my money for something that is more valuable! I must say that I do like the goal of ready 500 pages over the weekend, I think that is something that I can accomplish. I guess the main point is, is that I watch way to much TV as it is and that I need something more or different to fill my time and I think that reading is something that I can do that is different.
Reading is something productive. Reading one book a week is manageable. Some of these book tubers are reading two books a week which I find insane at the moment but that is also part of their job to do so.
Reading can be a fun, you can make it a game as well. I used to love going to the library and picking up all of the books that I was going to read over the next few weeks, now with libraries closed it is hard to do that but there are so many websites that you can go to purchase new and used books.
Do you like to read? Do you read for fun? Would you like to read more? Do you prefer to watch TV? What are your thoughts on books and TV.