“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” (W. Somerset Maugham)
I’ve not always been an avid reader, although I have read since childhood. I’ve always wanted to read more, even now, when even apart from the reading for studies I read more than I have ever done. The following article at lifehack offers 14 ways to cultivate a lifetime reading habit. It’s very practical and worth reading for those wanting to read more, or even for new tips for those with an established reading habit. I especially liked the “Tech Trick” about creating an email account to store a list of books. I’m always loosing pieces of papers with book recommendations on them.
I’m currently reaching the end of The Travels of Ibn Battutah and need to chose where to travel next…Perhaps Marco Polo’s writings might serve as worthwhile contrast?