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Keep on Reading Learn The Habits Of Avid Readers

Keep on Reading: Learn The Habits Of Avid Readers

5, 10 or 16 years old, whenever it happens, being bitten by that reader bug makes you feel like you just can’t get enough. You give up on sleep, going out with friends and maybe even your significant other.

What can I say? Good authors grab you, hold you and don’t let you go as they take you for a ride between the pages.

But, there’s such a thing as ‘reader’s fatigue’. This is common and getting in a slump with your reading can be annoying. You might not need this list, but just in case, bookmark it.

Ways to guarantee you stay an avid reader for life.

Know your taste

Try sticking to your reading preference. Reading outside of it could send you into a spin…at first.

Get to know what you really like by sticking to the type of books you like and making sure you always have on hand (or on your e-reader) is an absolute necessity.

If urban lit is your thing, or contemporary romance floats your book, immerse yourself in these, and you’ll keep up your appetite for what you love.

Keep your ear to the ground to find out what’s up and coming in your genre of choice, that way you have the hottest releases at your disposal.

Scour book lists

If you like an author, sign up for their mailing list! It’s the surest way of staying up-to-date with new releases. You never know you might get a few freebies… I tend to offer a few.

If urban fiction and contemporary romance are the genres you’re into, be sure to sign up to get the Royalty Publishing House newsletter.

It’s not just about being an avid reader, remaining one.

Choose your preferred medium

Yep, the way we read books have has evolved so much.

Yep, the way we read books have has evolved so much.

  • Paper
  • eBook
  • Mobile apps

Choose your medium (but you don’t have to stick to it).

Image of LiT eReader on Android

LiT eReader for iPhone & Android

Are you someone who:

  1. Loves to feel a book in your hands and needs to experience that book smell?
  2. Prefers the convenience of using apps and having multiple choices on your tablet at the ready?
  3. Likes to be able to pop open a book on their smartphone?

Whichever one takes your fancy, go for it…just read!

Create a reading block

Read daily.

Reading daily will not only help you stay on top of your reading list, but it will keep those reader muscles flexed.

If you’re like me, you love to binge read. But perhaps consider after a major binge, even if you think you’re all read out, red for just 15 a day.

Like most things, you can set aside time in the day to just read and relax.

Reading daily will help you stay on top of your reading list, and keep those reader muscles flexed. Click To Tweet

50-page rule

Now, I like to give every book I read a chance. But with so many well-written books out there, there’s no shortage of good things to read.

Forcing yourself to get through a book or finishing a book just because you started it isn’t something you need to do.

You could give a book between 50-75 pages before deciding if the book is grabbing your attention enough to keep reading.

You know, there isn’t enough time in the day, or years in your life, to read all of the good books that are out there. So no point in spending time on ones that aren’t hitting the mark.

Read more than one book at a time

Now, this is fun! Why limit yourself to one book at a time?

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Not only will this help finish more books in a shorter period you’ll be stretching your mind and exercising that brain matter in a whole new way.

So the key to this is choosing books you won’t mix up. Two different genres, two different storylines.

Set A Goal

Some people read for leisure; avid readers read because they want to experience as many worlds as possible and have as much knowledge as they can hold.

If you fall into the latter category, are you setting reading goals? Most avid readers have a number of books they’d like to hit in a week, month and year.

Bonus: The more you read, the quicker you’ll read.

Do you have any tips for keeping up a healthy reading habit? Please share in the comments below.

17 Comments

  • Kalvina T James says:

    I love to read. I’ll read a book more than once if I love it. Some books have me going through all my emotions sad, happy, angry, piss, and ready to kill with them. I love your work.

    • Porscha says:

      That’s so cool that you’ll read a book more than once! Thank you for your kind words. Out of interest, which book have you read the most? Quite curious… ❤️

  • Sonya Walls says:

    I love to read my first book was project chick by Nikki Turner and I been addicted every since on yesterday I counted the amount of books I have read since my first read in 2007 as of this moment I have read 1,002 books about 400 were paper back books but I’m more into e-books now I love reading on the go

  • I enjoy reading your books.

  • Talita M Holloway says:

    I read for pleasure, research, and informational purposes! Reading is my favorite hobby and very relaxing. I love the feel of books in my hands. Also, I am very comfortable with e-readers. Thank you so much for being a great author and having great authors on your team!

  • Angel Churn says:

    I am in a wheel chair so all I do is read I feel out of place when not reading I do really do ebook but read every thing love love story and gangster

  • Janelia Brooks says:

    I’m truly excited to be apart of you blog. I been reading for so long at time I start to write but never finish. I’m so caught up with great authors it’s hard to even begin. I love and appreciate all of your books. Thanks for adding me to this group. God bless you and ur unity also congratulations on your new bundle of joy.

    • Porscha says:

      Thank you! And, yes, I have that same problem, too— reading when I have writing deadlines to meet. It’s tough! Good luck with balancing it out with your writing!

  • Nelson says:

    I love reading bc it takes me away like Calgon does for women books take me away.

  • Katrina says:

    I love to read. I read while at work on break. It relaxes me. I love reading your books, they are great.

  • Celestine Smith says:

    I love to read it relaxes me when I’ve had a bad day. Your books I’ve been reading for a while now I get so involved that I sometimes feel like I’m in the book. May God continue to bless you and your family

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