Why Is Reading Books So Hard?
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Why Is Reading Books So Hard?

Who thought reading a book would be so difficult?

Why Is Reading Books So Hard?

Typically when I pick up a book, you know something is up. I am either bored out of my mind, or in a mood to "better" myself. When I was a bit younger I enjoyed reading fiction books with made up creatures and mysteries, but as I got older these genres didn't interest me as much. The last book I've read was a true murder story memoir that actually had a movie to go along with it. Which made the hard task of reading 100 x better. Ever since then I have yet to read another book, and to be completely honest I think that was almost 2 years ago. It's not that I don't enjoy reading, I just can't sit still for that long to even comprehend what is going on. And I am sure there are many other people in the same place as me.

I have tried many times to "force" myself to read but I find myself reading the same paragraph over and over and over again. Short articles, stories, or even excerpts are simple for me to read. Maybe it is the thought of committing to a 300+ page book and having to finish it. Or maybe reading is simply all of my bad qualities in one, time management, commitment, and short attention span. This could very easily be the source of the problem, but who can tell?

After a while of not wanting to read a book, I decided an audio book would be a great idea. To tell the truth, it was but I never found a book I liked, and ended up going through at least 10 books that I started and did not plan on finishing. Well finally after two years I have decided to try and listen to an audio book. If you are like me and literally cannot read a book to save your life, try this. Who knows, maybe I will absolutely love books by the end of this journey and maybe you will too!

With a book, all of your attention has to be on it in order for you to actually understand, but with an audio book you can multi-task while listening. The more and more I think about it, there are SO many more pros than cons with audio books. Hopefully by next week I will be halfway through a book, the possibilities are endless.

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