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The Secret To Making Your Midlife Reading Habit More Meaningful (Simple Saturdays)

If you want to establish a reading habit, here's one of the best tips I've ever heard because it's helped me make reading more meaningful.

I read a book called The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life: How to get more books in your life and more life from your books by Steve Levine. The book says:

"So reading actively with enthusiasm and passion is key. If you cannot do this with a book, you probably should not read it at all. Many of us feel obliged to finish a book once we've started."

When I read this, I said, "Yes, that's exactly how I feel!" Oh, it felt so good to be seen and understood. ;)

That's exactly what I do. And I feel especially guilty when it's a classic because I think that if a book has been loved by so many people for so many years, then I should love it too.

Have you ever done that? Have you ever just kept plugging away when you're reading and not getting even the slightest bit of enjoyment out of the book?

Levine's tip is simple. Apply the 50-page rule:

If you don't like a book after 50 pages, put it down and find a book that you do like.

There you have it, the secret to having more meaningful reading in your life. So next time you're struggling to get through a book: Stop, let it go and move on to the next book.

Just like there are more fish in the sea, there are always more books on the shelf just waiting for you to enjoy them.

I'll see you in the next episode and until then, peace, love and blessings to you and yours. Take care. Bye-bye!

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