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Hi everybody and welcome to a new post!
When I tell people that I love to read and even blog about reading, one of the first things they always ask me (somewhat skeptically, sometimes even a little condescendingly but that’s rant for another day) is “How do you read so much?”
Well, I’m here to spill the deets. And shockingly as it may be, the secret is not one of the following:
- I do not have superpowers. I can’t read super quickly or stop time to read whenever I want (though how cool would that be?)
- I am not in possession of a timeturner or any other device that helps me control time.
- I am not able to stay up all night and read (quite the opposite, I need my 9 hours of sleep just to be a decent human being, so really I’m at a disadvantage here.)
- I do not lack what is called ‘a life’, as is perhaps the most common misconception. I actually do have stuff to do and places to be, just like anyone else.
Honestly, I don’t think I read a lot. I think I fall pretty much around the average point on the spectrum. I’ve met people who read WAY MORE than me. And people who read less than me. So please take this post with a grain of salt. I am in no way an expert and reading this post will not grant you sudden superpowers to read at superspeed. But I do like to read, and I do have a few little tips on how to read more, so I figured I might as well share them. Here we go!