READING ALL THE BOOKS! + DOES IT REALLY MATTER??

Why does reading all the books really matter? Does it really matter? Why should we care if we read one book in a year, or 200 books in a year or nothing in a lifetime? Does reading all the books help us or are we just consuming books at a ridiculous rate and then not retaining any of the information?

Why are we always feeling to read more and to read faster?

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BOOKS I’VE READ RECENTLY

books books andMoon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 2: Cosmic Cootiesย  ย Giant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days, #1)ย  ย Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1)ย  ย The Song of Achillesย  ย The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1)

So, does reading a copious amount of books per month or year really matter? Why do we push ourselves to read more and to read faster? Is it important or are we just trying to meet a number? If we read too much and too quickly aren’t we more likely just to find more duds than favourites, and to forget characters and plot at a faster rate?

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BOOKS I PLAN ON READING SOON

books books anBad Romanceย  ย Giant Daysย  ย Final Draftย  ย Elementals: Ice Wolvesย  ย Jane Eyre

is it because we want to read all the stories we possibly can or because it’s a competition and we must win??? Are we all just trying to meet our Goodreads goal (even though so many people, including myself, made it a goal of 1 this year)??? Or are we all secretly competing with each other???

Why is it so important to so many readers that we read as many books as we possibly can in our lifetimes or in a year? Should we be spending less time worrying about our book count for the year? Or, should we be trying to read faster?

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I think reading is a great skill and an even better resource, but I also think that as a bookish community we’re all slightly obsessed with reading too. I think we’re all crazy about the idea of being constantly reading and constantly moving onto a new book. I don’t know about you, but for a while, I’ve been at the point where I feel guilty about not picking a book up. And, I’m sick of it. I’m a reader, I mean, hell I run a book blog! But, that doesn’t mean I have to be constantly reading and constantly reading the newest releases. I love reading and I will always be a reader, but sometimes I think we all just need a break and to learn to step away. Reading should be a hobby (and even a profession/career path) but never a chore or something to stress over.

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DO YOU THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO READ AS MANY BOOKS AS POSSIBLE?

HOW QUICKLY DO YOU READ?

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12 thoughts on “READING ALL THE BOOKS! + DOES IT REALLY MATTER??

  1. Hmm interesting point. I do agree that constantly reading puts me in a slump easier, but at the same time I feel the need to keep reading to keep up with the books available. I recently realized that this urges almost drive me to a burn out, which is the bad thing. I still felt the urge, but I try my best to read at slower pace now ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I do see that point of view, I love being able to pick up new releases, but if I’m not reading fast enough I do miss out on a lot of books! Haha, yes that burn out gets me a lot too!

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  2. I think that I want to read so many books because a lot of them sound so good! Most of the books that I read are also diverse and I would just love to support them, too, so thereโ€™s one thing that motivates me to want to read more. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Ooh, Jane Eyre!

    I do agree that reading faster as means to compete with other readers is bound to make one disappointed. And there can be a lot of that competition in the blogosphere. But I guess often I was to read more/faster just because there are so many books I want to read, and I want to get to them all! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. I read because I enjoy reading. I am naturally a relatively fast paced reader. I do sometimes take a lot on and have to push myself a little but I don’t really mind. It’s not a competition to me, it’s something I really enjoy doing.

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  5. Well said! I sometimes definitely get the feeling that I need to pick up another book, especially when it has been a few days after my last read. However, I also try to acknowledge that sometimes I’m just not i the mood or don’t have enough time ๐Ÿ™‚

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