Reading has always been my favorite pastime. Fiction was my first love and while I know non-fiction is important, it never quite captured my heart. I read so much as a kid that if I gave you the numbers, you’d assume I was exaggerating.
Today, it seems like there are fewer readers. Book sales across the world are still high, but do people read them?
Social media is so much easier. Short, personal, often amusing, but does that leave room for long forms, such as books?
I admit, my reading time has drastically reduced. Between work, family, projects, and writing, I haven’t had time to read novels.
Moving into a home in the mountains of Colorado, we made the delightful discovery that the previous owner had left bookshelves of novels and non-fiction (beds, dressers, couches, and more, as well).
Internet is a bit spotty at night, so I’ve combed through the books and selected a pile to consume. It was like coming back to a long-lost friend.
Blogs count as social media, so if you’re reading this, when was the last time you read a book, fiction or non-fiction?
The funny thing is, reading ability doesn’t atrophy when not used for a while. Go ahead, pick up a book. If it’s well written, you’ll get pulled through as easy as breathing.
And you’ll be glad you did.
All our books fit that bill, so feel free to peruse them. But start reading again, you’ll be so glad you did.