There is no doubt about it, autumn is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. However, a lot of people get burned out of reading, which might make them look to spend money to get back into the hobby. There are many ways you can improve on your reading time though. These ten tips are just scratching the surface and will allow you to truly enjoy your favorite hobby in an entirely new way. So, grab your favorite book and get ready for a season filled with adventure and reading fun.
1. Explore Book Podcasts
If you’re struggling to find a good book to read, then investing some of your time into a book podcast might be one of the best ways to learn about new books. There are so many book podcasts to choose from too, which will allow you to find one that suits your personality. However, you might find that discovering the right match for you can be as trying as finding a book that suits you. There are many guides to help you find what you’re looking for. If you’re not looking for a podcast about books, then you might enjoy one based on a book series you particularly enjoy. You can even find short podcasts based on single books, which can help expand your knowledge and open up conversations about the books you adore.
2. Visit the Library
In this day and age, everything seems to be at our fingertips. You can pick up any book you want with just the click of a button. This can cause you to forget all about the process of visiting a library. Libraries are a great option for anyone hoping to be immersed in the world of books. You will find any genre you desire there and if you can’t find what you’re looking for a librarian will help you out. You can even ask librarians for recommendations based on the books you already love. Best of all, you will leave the library without spending a cent on the book you choose, which can definitely help you to fall back in love with reading.
One of the problems many readers face is where they choose to read. More often than not, our adventures bring us to a chair or a bed so we can stay comfortable for hours. However, you might find that a new setting can help transform the way you read. One idea to freshen up your reading time is to move your favorite chair somewhere new. You can do this to help you embrace the weather happening outside, which can help create a wonderful setting for your books. If the weather is fine, then you might consider heading outside to read beneath a tree. You may be surprised by how comfortable you may feel reading in the fresh air.
4. Create Atmosphere
Atmosphere can play a huge part in the role of your reading experience. If you are reading in poor lighting, then it might make you feel uncomfortable or can even leave your eyes feeling tired before you are ready to stop reading for the day. One of the best ways to create an atmosphere is to get the appropriate lighting for your needs. Adding candles to a setting can also help set the mood. You might find a particular aroma that can also help you to feel amazing while you’re on an adventure. Of course, finding the perfect place under blankets or surrounded by pillows can also help you to feel satisfied with your reading experience.
5. Go Audio
Another way that you can spice up your love for books is to enjoy audiobooks. There are so many audiobooks to choose from now that you’re certain to come up with a long list of books you’d like to listen to. This can actually allow you to enjoy more books in your free time, as you can embrace an audiobook while you commute, clean, or work out. This is a great way to change up how you enjoy books too. You can even search for audiobooks based on your favorite celebrities, as so many big names have actually worked in the audiobook industry. You might even listen to books you already love to see how different readers accent the book.
6. Read Reviews
A lot of people will pick up a book that they think they will love based on its brief summary. However, a lot of the time, this can lead a reader astray. In some cases, the writing quality isn’t there while other times the plot summary isn’t exactly what was advertised. One of the best ways to get over this problem is to simply read some reviews on the book. You might head to your favorite website for books and see what other people have to say. You can find book reviews all over the place including on major retailer websites. You can also check to see what your favorite book bloggers have to say about the book. This can help you feel more confident with spending your time on the novel, so you won’t find yourself disappointed as often.
7. Consider a Book Nook
Sometimes reading is hard to do because we simply don’t have a quiet place to enjoy what we are reading. A book nook is a great way to find exactly what you need so you can feel comfortable and actually concentrate on the words that you’re reading. You don’t have to spend a fortune to create a book nook either. All you really need is a quiet area that you can place all of your books and reading accessories. However, you can also easily build a seating area beneath a window or an empty corner of the home.
8. Book Club
Another way to gain access to good books and keep your interest in them is to join a book club. Generally, it is free to join a book club. The only purchase you will have to make is the book you’ll be reading and possibly snacks if the group works that way. If you’re looking for a local book club, then you might start your search at your local library. Usually, librarians will have some insight into book clubs in the area. There are numerous online book clubs too, which can help you find one that works best for you. You can even choose one that suits your schedule.
9. Embrace Snacks
Snacks can really transform your time reading. You don’t have to go all out or even overindulge in your snack choices either. For instance, keeping some fruit close by will allow you to snack without having to worry about calorie intake. You might also make a nice cup of tea or your favorite blend of coffee. The food you consume will help awaken the senses, which can help improve your imagination and make your book even more exciting. There are lots of snack ideas online. In fact, you can even find book-themed snacks to help bring you even more joy from your reading experience.
10. Consider Music
For some readers, music can really transform a setting. So, next time you’re feeling like your book is a little stale, you might consider pairing it with some music. As you read, you can even create your own custom playlist so you can remember each book. You might even get lucky and discover some of the playlists other people have made to suit the book. Of course, many people will simply play some classical music or ambiance music to help stimulate the mind as they read.
Reading can be one of the best autumn activities, but if you’re feeling burned out on books then you might be missing out on some fun. These tips will help you to get more out of your reading experience, so you can truly make the most out of your favorite hobby without having to spend a fortune.