This is a blog post as well as an alert/reminder to my brain, especially the title, and to those who have been bitten by a dog name “Reading Slump”. No, there is no need to check with a doctor, neither you need a bibliophilist. The main occurrence of a reading slump due my observation is regardless the number of books we have on our stack, we bibliophiles, procrastinate enough to make it a distraction and cause us the slump .
One cannot eliminate procrastination in an ultimate manner from his life. But trying to eliminate it, or not thinking about it too much and just focusing on the stuff we need to het over with, in every bibliophiles case, read ’em. The aster effects of procrastination are dangerous, which happens with me, as it often leads to anxiety and guilt and causing those slumps. We waste time and time is precious to us as much as Gollum’s precious.Continue reading “Stop Procrastinating and Start Reading”→
There is no better person who understands a reader than Alan Jacobs. And he does well describe that in his book The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction. Alan Jacobs is a Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University in Texas, USA. He is a prolific author, having written about a dozen books and countless articles for various scholarly periodicals and magazines. He wrote Pleasures of Reading for those who have given up on reading for various reasons, but I think most prominently because of the nature of the world we now live in, a world full of distractions.
Distractions are everywhere, smartphone lying on desk, the television in the other room, the computer screen you are staring right now, intact a distraction is just a mouse-click away from you right now. I assume, after reading this post, you will click on the new tab and WELCOME! To the World of Distractions.
In contrast to the more methodical approach of Mortimer Adler’s classic How to Read a Book, Jacobs offers an insightful, accessible, and playfully irreverent guide for aspiring readers. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of approaching literary fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, and the book explores everything from the invention of silent reading, reading responsively, rereading, and reading on electronic devices. One page at a time, or one book a week, doesn’t matter as long as you are reading. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs”→