How does one get back into reading?

hillys hillys
I haven't been able to finish a book for a really long time. I've started a few here or there but I never seem to finish one, and I don't know what happened because I used to read a lot. Has anyone had this problem, or does anyone have any easy reads that get one back into reading?
03/13/2013
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married with children married with children
Some books I get bored with and have a hard time finishing. But most of the time I dont. You just have to tell yourself to sit down and read each day.
03/13/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
It's pretty easy to start reading again once your internet connection stops working.
03/14/2013
Jax Jackson Jax Jackson
I've been wanting to do the same thing but haven't had time.
03/14/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
With the power getting cut off every few weeks here (tell me about it), I've caught up with a lot of my reading while waiting to get it turned back on.
03/14/2013
js250 js250
Sometimes you just have to set aside a bit of time--a half hour per day--and read for that period. You will get back into the book and the time will fly by so fast you might want to keep reading....
03/14/2013
Virgingasms Virgingasms
I used to read all the time, but now I mostly read before bed. I realized how long it had been since I'd read a book so I started setting aside time every night to read.
03/14/2013
SassySam SassySam
I can't remember a time I've ever really stopped. I have a hard time being idle, if i'm not interacting with someone I have to be reading, writing, watching something, listening to music, exercising, cooking, gardening, or contemplating.
03/14/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by hillys
I haven't been able to finish a book for a really long time. I've started a few here or there but I never seem to finish one, and I don't know what happened because I used to read a lot. Has anyone had this problem, or does anyone have ... More
Try reading some YA books. They tend to be quicker and easier reads than Adult Fiction.
03/14/2013
ththpup ththpup
It's easy: one picks up a book and reads it.

Real talk, figure out what you want to read, first. David Sedaris is very readable and could get one back into reading very easily.
03/14/2013
wetone123 wetone123
Getting some good reading glasses in my case. Getting blind in my old age I guess
03/15/2013
Ningyo Ningyo
I would say go with your favorite genres, or maybe reread a book that you enjoy.
03/15/2013
rosythorn rosythorn
Sometimes you have to pick a pic that really captures your interest. I still give up halfway sometimes. Also I love watching the movie before I read a book
03/15/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Start with shorter and more light books for practice
03/16/2013
ZZ ZZ
I've only had this problem with a few books, but the circumstances were a little different. Either the writing style left me feeling bored or the story was nothing like what the jacket lead me to believe and thus, I felt the need to walk away from the book.

I think you just need to find something that really sparks your interest, or an author who's writing style appeals to you.

Maybe if you tell us a few authors or books that you've loved or found hard to put down, someone on here might be able to offer similar titles for you to try.

You could also try goodreads. When you make an account and rate at least 20 books that you've read, the site will offer recommendations by genre, based on what you like.
03/16/2013
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
For me, usually starting out with a couple easier books (like re-reading childhood favorites such as the Goosebumps books for the nostalgia) and then finding one or two "adult" sized fantasy novels that catch my eye usually helps.

I personally find I tend to be more drawn into the book if it has lots of really nice descriptive bits, not so much as to drown out the plot...but enough to give you a vivid mental picture to go along with the story.
03/17/2013
TJtheMadHatter TJtheMadHatter
I know this sounds gross, but leave it on top of the toilet. When you go in there, read a couple pages. I do that with books I can't seem to finish. No matter what, I'm making headway on the book. Plus, I get back into the book, so when I'm finished with my "business", I take it with me to keep reading it.
03/17/2013
Septimus Septimus
I tend to read in the bath-tub, it's one of the only times throughout the day that I'm completely alone and cut of from my tech (so no distractions). I also just like to set aside time to read.
I curl up in my favorite corner and grab a book and I'll tell myself I'm going to sit and read for at least 30 min, but I can sometimes be there for hours.
03/17/2013
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