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?
BOOKS I’VE READ RECENTLY
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?
BOOKS I PLAN ON READING SOON
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?
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.