Binge Reading

October 15, 2014

There is a thing as bad as not reading – and that is binge reading. Blogs, news – yes. But also books, ebooks, audio books.

And I’m guilty of it. I am afraid that I read far too many books on any given week.

My fear is this – I read these books – but am I actually appreciating them? Absorbing, reveling in them as much as I should be? I have a sneaky suspicion that if I actually slow down, I will relish the books more. And get more out of each book.

And so I tried to limit myself to just two books a month. And I went into book starvation mode. I lasted one week, and I was back reading a lot.

So maybe, my limit should be two books a week? What is a good limit? Should it be a strict schedule of reading? Should I limit the genre of books I read as well?

What I am looking for is some kind of a book-diet. Something which will help me read a little slower and maybe appreciate these books some more. Does anything like his exist? Do you reader know of any such ‘diet’ available to help readers with a binge-reading problem?

Tags: Books, Thoughts

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