Some of My Suggestions About Reading

Last post, I talked about my feeling that it has been a long time I haven’t finish a book. So I think deeply how reading become a lifelong habit to me and how I make myself to read again. Here are few of my own suggestions if you want to go back to the world of book:

Reading, have to “pretend.”

When I was young, my teacher said one of Chinese greatest writer, Lu Xun would wash his hands and wipe the table before reading. He also kept sitting upright while reading. Every time he finished reading, he checked whether the book is damaged or he would repaire in time. People think this may seem fanciful, but to book lovers, Lu Xun’s actions are worth admiring. I do much the same with books: I keep them as clean as I can, never eat things which would get hand dirty while I read books. Therefore, Every time I open and close the book, I really enjoy it. The ancients used to read with rhythm to shake their head, although quite emotional, but now it is no longer applicable. The so-called “pretend to read a book” is not really let us pretend, but need to have a correct reading attitude, calm down to blend in the book, if just read for killing time, reading can only be boring.

Reading should not be utilitarian

Utilitarianism has been deeply rooted in every one of us, even reading a book, we will think, whether this book is useful for my future development, to the last layer of screening, but did not find a suitable for their own. Reading may not make the road of the life any easier, but it does make me more full as a person. We should not always think about whether this book will help me or whether it is famous enough. Instead, we should choose freely according to our own interests and perfect our personality based on our interests. Moreover, most of the books on the market are strictly approved, and even if they are not well-known, there is no need to worry about the harm caused by reading them. At least we are all convinced that there is no harm in reading more books.

The feeling at hand, may become the forever memory

In my opinion, great works have one thing in common, every reader can find his or her own shadow in them. With the development of the story, this sense of involvement is gradually expanded. Finally, the end of a book also means unlimited inspiration to readers. However, as far as I am concerned, the inspiration or affection of that moment is really too short. Maybe I just sleep for a while and then I have completely forgotten it. So, not only reading, life is the same, not only need to be touched, but also need to be recorded. A few simple notes, a seemingly insipid book, in my pen, has become my own life. Every book that is taken seriously is worth preserving for a lifetime

In fact, there are a lot of methods and experience about reading, but can not all be listed here, about reading, we can talk about there are many.

Thank you for reading ~


Author: Anfy

Dream(ak)er. Graduate of the University of Toronto. Studied Architecture, Visual Arts, and Art History. Freelance fashion model, video maker/ social media manager, UX/UI designer. Being expressive makes me alive, being creative makes me curious.

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