Reading is an easy hobby for anybody to pick up. Research has shown that the introduction of daily reading ‘helped patients suffering from depression in terms of: their social well-being, by increasing personal confidence and reducing social isolation’. It doesn’t have to be intimidating to pick up a new book! Has there ever been a series that a friend recommended to you? Or maybe you want to read something you’ve never heard of? Read more to find resources that can help get you started to read more.
“I Want to Find Something New”
Sometimes it may be difficult to even pin down the specific genre that you are interested in reading. Luckily there are so many recommendations out there you just have to find one that resonates with what you are looking for at this point in your life. If you are having trouble finding any personal recommendations try taking this online survey to determine which genre you’d most likely be interested in.
“What Is the Best Way I Can Read”
This question is harder to answer, as it is different for everyone. Here are your two main options:
Paid Services like Amazon Kindle Allow you to own personal copies of books. Project Gutenburg is an alternative option that is free.
There are also plenty of websites like the Openlibrary that offer hundreds of free classical books. You can also borrow many of the books without ever paying for a subscription.
Buying books online doesn’t have to be expensive. Look carefully and you can find a good deal. Buying used books is an environmentally friendly way to expand your collection.
Websites like Thriftbooks and Bookfinder are good resources for finding new and used books
“Why Should I Pick Up a New Hobby?”
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