Calling all readers, fans of fiction, and novel addicts, it’s Book Lovers Day! Whether you’re into short stories, biographies, or graphic novels, books possess the magical ability to suck you into their own little world. And let’s face it, the more technology has become part of our lives, the harder it is to put down our phones and curl up with a good book. So here are some tips to help get you reading again:
1.Always Have a Book with You
You never know when you’re going to have a few minutes of free time so it’s good to always have a book ready for reading. Whether you’re sitting in a waiting room for five minutes, or commuting on a bus for forty-five, a book is your best friend to replace twiddling your thumbs.
2.Create an Environment Conducive for Reading
Your phone, laptop, and TV are all distractions that can sneakily pull you away from your book. Avoid these traps by reading in a room where you won’t be tempted by technology.
3.Join a Book Club
Going to a book club is a great way to get you reading. Not only will you have people to discuss the book with but they’ll also hold you accountable for keeping up to date with the reading schedule.
4.Stick to Books You Enjoy
Nothing makes reading harder than struggling through a book you find boring. Reading should be fun! Pick up a book that’s impossible to put down.
Hopefully with these tips you’ll get back to being a book wiz! To help you even more, comment below by 12:00 pm ET on August 16 and tell us what you think is the best book of all time and we’ll randomly select three winners who will receive a $50 gift card to Indigo. Happy page-turning! Contest runs August 9 to August 16, 2019. Read Contest Rules before entering.
-Public Mobile Community Team
Public Mobile Book Lovers Day Contest
Contest runs August 9 to August 16, 2019 at 12:00pm ET.
An Entry will be considered void and removed from the Community post if it contains subject matter that, in the opinion of the contest administrators, may violate community standards or is otherwise of questionable taste.
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One (1) Indigo $50 Gift Card
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The best book I've read in the last while is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Equal parts hilarious and a nostalgic nod to the 80's and 90's, it was a blast to read. (Not surprisingly, the film adaptation couldn't hope to match the experience of reading the book.)
Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service
This book gives insight into how the Walt Disney Company is run and has given me a lot of tips on how to better server clients.
ISBN - 10:1423145844
ISBN - 13:9781423145844
I don't have a particular favorite book to mention here. With a contrarian view I do have a couple of novels on the list, crime and punishment and the grapes of wrath that I read during the high school days which I really struggled with. It would be a minor miracle if I can develop a strategy to do a reread without suffering the same level of mental anguish as Rodion Raskolnikov. Since this is a help forum, all suggestion and strategies are welcome!
"More Than a Carpenter", a layman's and abridged version of the more technical book "Evidence That Demands a Verdict" (originally a double volume) by the same author, Josh McDowell.