As children, we are often curious about how our future will turn out. Did you ever dream of becoming a person reading a book—as in taking on a profession that would involve reading manuscripts and maybe even writing one yourself? In our schools, teachers usually ask us about our dreams and what type of career we want when we grow up. It is like reading a book. Children who choose their books to read most likely have an early advantage. It helps them become independent in decision-making, develop their literacy, and understand what they are capable of at a very young age.
But before engaging in reading, what are the things you need to consider when finding a good book to read? Here are our top five:
The Feeling of Fulfillment
Choosing what’s best for you is the nicest thing you’ll ever do for yourself to gain satisfaction. A book is indeed a portal to the other world. But some will not see nor understand that appeal. People may often say these words to you: why is that person reading a book? And you can’t think of anything negative about that besides you’re enjoying reading the book you’re holding.
Being acknowledged as a person always reading a book is a compliment. You can be addicted to things, but you choose to be immersed in books, and that’s a good thing.
The Cover of The Book
As the famous proverb says, “Don’t judge the book by its cover.” It means that you shouldn’t judge the worth of something by its outside appearance. Just because the book’s cover is not that appealing to the eyes does not mean that the book is overall trash. It still depends according to the preference of different people. Some covers may be very attractive to the eyes, but once you’ve read it, you’ll regret reading halfway through because of some cliché plot.
Moreover, children tend to hook with some good and colorful design books. But as we develop, we see the book’s true value as we begin to be curious and knowledgeable about the different key features of a book. Some may want a pocketbook, and some want to read an entire encyclopedia. There is no standard book selection you need to obey. You just have to read what interests you, may that be based on the book’s cover, its author, or you simply want to see the hype given by the public to a particular book.
What is Your Interest?
“If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.” ~ Katharine Hepburn
Everyone has desired at least one thing in life. Some desired millions of dollars, and some desired to be the next president. But for those solemn readers, having fulfilled their interest to choose a book is already the dream of a lifetime. When you choose to read a book, make sure you choose what you are interested in. There are several genres, to begin with when choosing a book. Like, fiction, non-fiction, action, horror, and romance.
Make the best choice for you because once you’re hooked on it, there’s no turning back. Reading books that you truly love despite their genre is one of the best feelings you can experience. It satisfies and brings you an ‘unworldly’ pleasure that only comes from a specific book. There’s no exaggeration to it, but it is truly addicting once you’ve engaged with reading.
Check if it is a Series or Not.
Whenever there’s a good book released on the market, the first thing the bibliophiles will check is the author. If the author is well known for their work, the chances are high that people will be lining up for a series of works. But why do people find series interesting? Isn’t it boring, long, and overly frustrating to wait for the next one (yes, we’re calling you out, George R. R. Martin!)? Actually, a series of books is one of the best types you will want to read. A series is a sequence of books that follows a common theme and makes every volume form a whole.
For example, Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson is a fiction series about Greek Mythology and the Gods. J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter is the story of a wizard kid named Harry and his fight against Voldemort, Harry’s archenemy. Everyone recommends reading a series of books because of the exciting and surprising events that will surely hook you up.
Reading What You Can Understand
If you can’t take a spoonful of words, don’t take too much for yourself and make sure to consume what you can readily understand. This is in no way a discouragement for you not to read beyond what you normally are reading. Branching out is still something you should consider. This is more of a cautionary head-ups about what will happen if you get tired in the middle of reading because you forced something on yourself that you’re not used to.
Reading is not a race, and you don’t need to push yourself to understand things quickly. It should be relaxing and not another chore for you to do.
Whether you choose the book or the book chooses you, the fact remains that the whole reading experience should be enjoyable for you. For some, reading is a way to kill time. But for the bibliophile, a book is an extension of their life.
So, with all that said, make sure to read every page on it and enjoy the time being with the book you’ve chosen.
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