Being a good reader indicates that a person is generally well-informed about a number of things. Anyone who wants to expand his knowledge should learn how to read properly and develop a reading habit. You might think that there is nothing to reading. After all, it is one of the basic skills that you were taught when you started school. Reading, however, is more than just recognizing words and phrases or mouthing out sentences. Effective reading is honed through constant reading. The habit of reading is likewise fueled by a genuine quest for gaining information and learning.
Developing a reading habit, however, takes some time and effort, but the rewards are very substantial. After all, a reader is rewarded with more wisdom or information, which could shape their decisions both big and small. Reading is an affordable hobby. With the age of the internet you do not have to always run down to the bookstore to buy a book but rather, read articles online or download eBooks. These articles could be about anything, from DIY to fiction to detailing types of SEO services.
Here are some ways that could help a person develop a good reading habit:
•Developing reading skills
Developing a reading habit means developing reading skills. Some examples of these skills are:
Looking at the content – while reading an article, for instance, it’s good to look for the main idea or the topic that is being discussed. To take it a step further, a person could look at each paragraph and try to find the main idea in each one, then identify the sentences that support the main idea.
Learning new words – if a word is unfamiliar to a person, it would be best to look it up and see what it means. This helps in expanding a person’s vocabulary.
Never rushing – a person will not develop a habit by always breezing through any literary piece he is reading. A person should take his time to appreciate and absorb what he is reading, so it is all right to be slow at first. As time passes, his body will slowly adjust his reading speed.
•Have lots of reading materials
Reading materials are easy to obtain now because of the internet. Having lots of reading materials will ensure that a person could always practice and develop his reading habit, much like how an athlete practices with his necessary gear always on hand. The topic of the reading materials could vary – a person could have several books on fiction, while his phone has articles about marketing and SEO services. He could also consider downloading eBook applications on his devices or carry around some pocket books when he is out and about.
A good tip in deciding which materials he should read is his interests and hobbies. This will ensure that he will be engaged in whatever it is he is reading, though branching out to other topics is good too if he wants to learn all that he can.
In order to be better at something, a person should set goals for himself and hit those goals. For instance, he could set a goal to read one book or article a day, then adjusting it to three books or articles a day once he is used to it. The goals could be different depending on the person’s daily activities, but it’s important that he hits his goals so that he is always improving.
•Ask for recommendations or read classics
A good way to obtain new material is to ask friends and family members which books they like to read. A person could also go to book stores or websites to see which books are being read currently and read up on the book’s reviews. Reading the classics of each genre will also give a person insight on the books that shaped society, ways of thinking, and even how these books defined literature as a whole. These books also let a person see how life was like back in the time the book was written.
Have you an active imagination and are looking for a good site where you can read, share, discuss, contribute, grow as a reader, and expand your world (real or imagined)? Are you searching for a place where you can give free reign to your imagination or live the experiences of others and delight in it?
Then themondayreadingclub.com is the site for you.
We are a community of readers who find excitement in the world the words create and love to share these worlds with like-minded individuals like you. We love books. We know printed words open doors of discoveries, so we are open to a variety of books and literature. We are curious and adventurous. We are busy, but we take the time to read when we can.We differ in interpretations, but we discuss and enrich each other with the sharing. We make connections with the world we read and the world we live. We connect with you.
Your reading concerns
We know you are busy and long for a time when you can lose yourself in your book. You love the people around you, but there are times when you wish they would leave you alone so you could read uninterrupted for a couple or more hours.
You join an in-person book club and regret the time you spent listening to domestic chatters instead. Or, you find yourself discussing a book or a story before blank faces of members who never saw a print of what you are talking about.
So, you turn to your circle of friends. But, not all of your friends share the same enthusiasm and imagination as you do. And all the while, there is this urge in you to share the world you just discovered after finishing a book.
There are other people like you out there who are searching for an opportunity to share what they have read and agree with or question your interpretation. Your reading concerns are not unique but shared by many. We know the number of readers searching for other readers are growing.
It is for readers like you that themondayreadingclub.com was conceived and created to provide a venue for you to share, discuss, dialog, and get a glimpse of the imagination of others.
We believe that reading is a great deal to people, or should be a great deal to people. Reading makes life more interesting and enriching, especially if stories are shared with others. Whether you have been reading for most of your life or just starting to discover the wonder of reading, you will findthemondayreadingclub.com worth your time.
Making it worth your time means having a bookshelf with a wide range of choice in both fiction and non-fiction books. Recognizing the growing interest in DIY books, we include a collection of these books which deal with food, beauty and fashion, health, home repairs and remodeling, to name a few.
Our forums give you the opportunity to chat with other readers, share your ideas, discuss your interpretations, ask questions on specific passages, and generally connect with like-minded individuals online.
We provide reviews for books on the shelf,making it easy for you to choose a book to read. We also invite you to write a review on a book you have finished reading.
You can upload a book you have read and which is not on our bookshelf, provided it is within the guidelines of themondayreadingclub.com. This way you contribute to the growth, not only of our book collection, but to our community of readers who benefit from the book(s) you share.
Growing with themondayreadingclub.com
We care about you and aim to satisfy your needs and inspire you as an avid reader. We also recognize that other concerns could hinder you from getting actively involved with your reading activities.
We therefore select a book each Monday for you to read at your convenient time and join forums when you are free. A list of featured books is displayed for you to browse and access.
We offer guides to help you develop a reading habit for a busy person or for a beginner in the reading circle.For starters, we can help you:
• Develop or improve your reading skills
• Guide to make reading a habit
• How to make reading a lifetime habit.
• Develop a better understanding of what you read
• How to get interested in a wider range of literature
• How to connect with people through a reading blog
These are but few of the topics we offer for your growth and reading enjoyment. As we get feedback from you and from our community of readers, we become aware of what our readers need and provide tips and guides that would address these concerns.
Be one of our community of readers
Having an active imagination benefits you in ways you may not know. Reading provides the means to activate your imagination and sharing it with others opens doors to the world of imagination of other readers. This active imagination is what makes reading akin to the joy one feels in discovering something new.
Join our community of readers and experience a whole new way of reading which is informative and life-enriching. Be curious and adventurous in reading and in connecting with like-minded individuals in our community. Share, question, comment and let us hear from you. We value your views and will give you what you want.
Joining is easy. Simply register and be on our mailing list. We will send you updates on books, new topics on reading guide, and featured books which might interest you.
The whole community of themondayreadingclub.com welcomes you and look forward to your first reading experience.