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There is this whatsapp group that I joined whose aim is to read one book per week while the admin gives a comprehensive analysis at the end of the week.
This has made me to enjoy my time reading some nice books like art of seduction and rich dad poor dad. Do you read one book per week?
I love reading and I enjoyed it so much. For a Bible Study teacher like me, I need to read the Bible and other reference books to deepen my knowledge and have a better understanding about the subject. I need to study to be able to teach them quality lessons. Besides, we cannot give something that we don't have in the first place.
The bible is a great book to read and study. Every verse needs a certain revelation.
They shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.
I love this verse and it is not as simple as it looks. Actually Jesus is the way, the truth and life. It is also written And eternal life is this; they know you the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you sent.
that is the truth! Once we know it then it sets us free.
You are right. The Bible is the greatest book that one should read. The Truth from the Bible will set us free.
I always agree with that saying. We really cannot give what we don't have. Even if you try without preparing yourself for the lesson, the students or the listeners will always notice if you know something or just pretending.
I agree with you, that is why you should research well and read well, so you just don't know it, you also understand it.
I agree with what you said. You can't give or share something you don't have. You must first have fresh and divine revelation from the Lord before you can share it to them.
I used to read the Bible when I was in high school because it was part of our studies. We had a religion subject and our teacher would give us a daily homework to read a part of the Bible that will be discussed in class on the next day. But when I had finished high school I read the Bible occasionally only although I still remember the parts that I had read before that the lesson remained on my mind.
I only read one book every month although I have become quite laxative in the last few months. I had an aim of reading a book atleast every week but then I picked books that were too deep and needed one to take some time. I might be fast but at times it is always better to understand the content.
Deep books are the best. They need your full concentration. When I read such, I frequently go back to verify a point before moving on. Being an avid reader is not a bad thing.
I agree. It is great to be reflective as you read content since it is the only way that you can be able to get the results or make the changes that are recommended in the material you read.
Yes, and there are parts where you stop and think about for a while.
I agree with you, there are times where you stop reading and just comprehend and reflect the content of the book.
I do read a book but not consistently. I sometimes finish reading a book that I like for about 2-3 days. Most of the time I just randomly pick an article or any content on the internet. I have also read that great book by Robert Kiyosaki.
I have not read the the great book by Robert Kiyosaki. How is that book? I may be forced to look for it to read.
Robert talks about his rich dad and poor dad which is his biological father, the mindset of the rich and the poor towards money, why most people are broke and how to become rich. He also talks about the rate race when most people trapped, especially employees, doing the same thing over and over again and getting the same result over and over again. The entirety of the book is about becoming an entrepreneur to escape from being a slave in a 9 - 5 job. There are many successful businessmen today that was inspired by the Rich Dad, Poor Dad book. The book contains ideas and principles that may be against from what most people have been taught from the family and school.
Robert Kiyosaki is my favorite author. I have read this book Rich Dad, Poor Dad. This book has changed my view of employment and entrepreneurship.
How can I get this book? I want to get rich as soon as possible. I think my riches are long overdue. This book will inspire me.
It is available on amazon. Or maybe it is available in your local books store. It's a really great book to read because it is written by the best selling author, Robet Kiyosaki. There's also an audiobook format for that book.
Yes, I'm looking forward to reading one of it. Thank you for sharing this to us.
I also read books although not consistently. I was once a consistent reader, but social media have been a distractor.
I haven't read it, but I am really curious about it. How was it? Is it good?
Yup! It's a great book to read. It inspired many people especially regular employees to get into the business world. A good one to be added to your collections. Others said that book is a treasure.
How can I join? I like reading but I have not been reading enough. This will help me. How are those books you read? And where do you get the books you read
You can make it a point of duty to start this on your own. What you need to do is to search for recommended books on some niches that you have interest on and start making use of that to read a whole lot of books.
I need this poor dad rich dad book as soon as possible. If it is the book that is going to get me rich then I should begin with it.
I feel you, but it still depends on the reader.
The Art of Seduction is a book everyone should read. It provides so much insight into human relationships, behaviors, and how to recognize if someone is trying to manipulate you. Personally, I do try to read a book per week. Not as a chore, but as a way to enrich my knowledge.
I have read one fourth of this book, and so far I love it. However, I don't have time right now to read book because of busy schedule.
Oh, don't worry. Read it whenever you have the time. It's important to read books while concentrated, as you absorb better all the information. No use of rushedly reading a book and not remembering anything later.
I have really gotten a lot of information while reading some of those great books. The thing with reading always is that you always have access to information that will definitely help to change your life in one way or another.
I am not familiar with that book ' The Art of Seduction'. From the title itself, it looks promising. I am going to look for it. i wanted to learn more about relationship and philosophy in life. It does gives us enlightenment and guidance. Thank you for sharing this information. I am glad to know it.
Well, I love to read books and I usually do read books whenever I get free time. However, reading one book per week seems to be a little difficult right now due to my work. Although I would love to read at least one book per week in the near future. The idea of joining a book reading club on WhatsApp is very interesting and can be very motivating for reading books regularly.
Wow, I don't know that there's a book reading club in whatsapp.
I think that he meant that they have formed a group with some reading buddies and agreed maybe to discuss every night or at a certain time of the day after each one has read their books to expound more.
Same issue I have.. not enough time to read books. I mean I could read books till the cows come home (it is a saying some americans say in the south) but reading that book is not going to be paying for my bills. Freelancing and my online work pays for my bills so I rather do that then be homeless from reading books.. as odd as it sounds it's true for me at this point.
Joining the group really motivated me to keep reading. You know that it always look as if we are pushing to make things work better for us and that is the way that I developed a nice reading culture.
I don't, but I wish I did! I think most of the time it's just hard carving out the time to read a book for that long each week. Between my family responsibilities and my work responsibilities, time for other activities can be somewhat limited. I do need to try and be more diligent though with making time to read, even if it's not quite at the level of one a week.
I agree. There are times that you want to read a book badly but you are so busy. So its either book or work.
Yes, that's it - and sadly reading books doesn't pay the bills or the rent! I do need to try and read a little more though, even if it's a chapter or two of a book each night before bed, instead of scrolling mindlessly on my phone.
Yes, I wish it pays the rent tho, because I would probably choose reading book as a career.
Haha - I agree! There are so many hobbies I have that I wish I was able to monetize - reading, cycling, hiking, all those kinds of things. I guess at least I've been able to do that with writing, to a certain extent!
yes, Inwould be really happy if my hobbies are paid hahaha.
There was a time I hardly had much time for reading but since I like books a lot I figured that I could still manage to read a book if it was short. That's why I read a lot of children's books nowadays. Many of their books can be read in under two hours. So I actually do read more than one book a week (but not always).
You could try that too. Find shorter books and read them.
I totally get what you're saying, and I'd like to congratulate you for reading even a little bit, even if you don't have enough time to read a book per week. It is hard to make time for reading, but I'm glad you're able to read.
Not really. More like two books a month. I don't have time for one book every week.
Two a month is still pretty impressive! I feel like I get through maybe one a month, and that's on a good month. Other times I can't even manage to get through one a month.
I've got to try and prioritize my time better, I think!
@amelia88 Yeah. I will most likely try increase that to 3 a month during the Summer months, next year. As I always have more free time and less day job work then.
I actually think I'm going to make reading more books part of my new year's resolution. I'm determined to incorporate more reading into my life, and a new year always makes me feel like I have a fresh start!
yeah go on and read away my friend. Reading is one of the best ways of acquiring more knowledge and it can be also a great method of passing time especially when one is traveling or in a calm place.
When I was still in high school, I used to read 1 book a day when its summer. I even read 2 books sometimes, reading has been my hobby since I was young so if I have time I always read. As for now, I have read 100+ books this year and I am really proud of that.
But right now, my schedule is so hectic and I don't even have a time to pick up a book. Though I really want to read, but I am really busy.
wow that is really impressive, you've read a book a lot.
Wow! 100 books is amazing! I definitely read more when I was at school when I was younger, especially in the summers like you said. I just had so much more free time! It's so great that you ensure to make time for reading. What kinds of books are your favorite?
One of the reason why I've read so many books was because I used to have a part time as book reviewer. I was a book reviewer for 3 months.
That sounds like a really interesting job! It would be very enjoyable to get to read new books as part of your job. It's like being able to combine a fun hobby and some income all in one - very cool!
It is, but the rate is so low, it's not enough for my monthly rent, food and water. So I have to quit it even if I like it and find another job.
Since you already have some experience reviewing books, you could start a blog and post reviews of books you've read. Hopefully if there are many people who read these reviews, a few people could buy some of the books that you recommend. That should earn you a bit of money. Considering you'd be doing what you love, the time you spend reading books isn't wasted.
You are such a bookworm. I dont read as much as many as that but I occasionally read books. Most of the time I am busy with so much work and no time for reading.
I really am a bookworm, I was a book review for a few months so that explains why I have read a lot of books.
I get it. What do you do in your books? Did you keep it or sell it? I have a collections of books but I preferred to keep it as a remembrance.
When I was working they send me ebooks so it was reat not physically book, my physical books are not really that many, I think they are in rage of 130-160 books, I keep it in a box because I don't have a shelf but I never thought of selling it well donating it comes in my mind before.
Nice. Donating it to schools or orphanage is really a humanitarian move. I have books but not as many as you have. I keep it and like I do collection of books.
I'm quite impressed by this! The honest truth is that for anyone to read one book per day is an achievement. The thing is that we did ours to be one for week since that is the way we can carry everyone along in the review that always happen each Friday.
It is, mostly of that books are fictions and romance so it is not really the kind of book that takes too much of someone's time.
As long as you are still a student who is either in the university or college, you are definitely going to be reading more than one book in a week if you really want to pass your exams with good and high grades.
It's very hard to read only during exams period and understand well enough what you are supposed to know in all the subjects that you have to pass. So, reading everyday will most likely keep well prepared for all your exams.
That is right. College life is really hard. You need to study harder. Tuition fee is not a joke too. So better keep on reading books and study very well.
i also love reading but then sometimes I cannot have to read one book at least in a week because of so much commitments that I need to cater from my offline and online works as well as to my family. It is a great choice to read a book at least once a week to increase and improve our learning into certain things.
I agree with you, sometimes you want to read but your work won't let you.
Yes and these are one of the problems that I am experiencing for now that is why time management here is very important. We need to manage our time wisely so that we can do all the things that we want to do in a single day.
I agree. I really want to read and finish a novel but I don't want to compromise my tasks that I need to do. Especially household chores that could take time in doing. I also have to attend my classes and do homeworks.
Sometimes I am doing some multi tasking if I want to achieve or finished something for the day. Reading a book is one thing that I want to do but needs some patience before I can have it because I prioritized first those things that are more important and if I am already free then that is the only time that I can now read some books.
Actually, there was a time when it took me over 4 months and I didn't read one book, not even an ebook which I used to be disposed to reading often.
Some commitments are very capable of throwing someone's focus off balance from doing the same thing he or she used to do. It has happened to me and I know exactly how it feels.
I read once or twice a month but not consistently reading one novel book everyday, sometimes I skip days. if I don't have anything to do then reading is my hobby but only sometimes since I prefer practicing some art stuffs.
It can definitely be hard to find the time to fulfil all your hobbies - sometimes other things do get prioritized over reading. I’m trying to set a goal to just read a few pages a night instead of checking social media before bed. Setting small goals make them seem much more manageable.
Yes, this is true. You can't manage to fulfill all your hobbies and you are right that sometimes there are things that you priorities first than reading. It's good to have a book to read as this good for the brain, it enhances your vocabulary and expand knowledge.
Being a literature teacher on part time basis has make a constant pattern for me to read almost every single day when I have class to attend. It's not possible to attend class and not be well prepared to face my students. So, I eventually have to read more often than I'm supposed to read under a normal circumstance.
I read book a lot if I have time, but right now I only read twice a month because my work rn is too busy.
As long as you are not stopping the time that you read books in a month, I think that you are doing the right thing. Reading a book is a way that we should be developing as personalities that work fine for us.
I do not read books I will admit however I am on the computer at least 12 hours a day, and I can assure you that the amount of content I read probably equals a couple books. I am basically a PHP programmer and I taught myself how to code via trial and error, and by following online PHP tutorials.
I am constantly reading up on how to do things I am not familiar with in terms of code. So by saying this, you could assume that I do read quite a bit especially with my online endeavors.
Now for plain ol' books, no. The last book I read was an eyewitness account of a mass UFO sighting in Africa by school children - lol. Yeah my taste in reading materials is out there but I have to be co mpletely submersed in the topic I am reading about otherwise I will get bored fairly quickly.
That's something I didn't take into account. I read tons online, whether it's news articles or bits and pieces for research when I'm writing articles - so if I added all of that up, I'm sure it would be the equivalent of a paper-based book every week too!
I think it's still considered as reading and as you mentioned above, the amount of content you read is equal to books and I think there's no problem with that. It doesn't mean that if you are not reading a book, you don't read. As long as you are learning or understand it then that still a good thing.
Nowadays, I only read books when I feel like I want to. Due to my busy schedule, I can't insert reading the novels that I want to read. I actually envy those who still can manage to finish even 20 pages in a day.
Yup, I often see new release books and I think "oh - I'd love to read that!"...and then I remember all the books on both my shelves and my kindle that I still haven't worked my way through! I have to try and hold off on buying new books until I actually get around to reading the rest of them!
I agree with you, it was better when I was still younger because I can read a lot.
You should try to keep reading books. I believe that it is not always easy for us to keep the passion in reading books, but it is essential that we work ways to keep pushing things for a better way.
I am not reading much but I should be based on what I have seen so far. More I read and learn from the books, easier for me to work around on things. I think book reading per month can be a good start. And people can learn a lot from their experience of reading. Some of the time it can be funny if you ask me. I may finish few this year if I can get time.
Joining a group or a book club is a great idea if you have the time. I can not commit to even reading one book a week unless it's a short book (200 – 250 pages). I think GoodReads is a good site to go to for book suggestions.
Although I do not read a book every week, I have been using GoodReads as my reference whenever I want to read. This site is awesome, because books of all genres are available.
Never heard about GoodReads. Will definitely search it online and see how it goes. I find it interesting anyway.
You can also go directly to Amazon and get on a mailing list to receive book recommendations and book reviews, for more books to add to you reaidng list.
I will surely do that. I like book so much and reading it would make me relax.
I always envy people who can still make it to group/club discussions during their free time. I actually want to be in a book club that is made of members from society, but sadly, that's not a common thing in our place, better be reading your book alone.
Agree the liberarything and goodreads seems to have a good suggestions for the book. And they seem to be accepting a lot of options for the recommendation based on our liking. I think on that note people should be checking those algorithmic suggestion. And also ask for peoples suggestion in the forums of their choice.
I like reading books but I don't have a goal of reading a book every week. I think monthly of reading a book will do. Reading is good since you are feeding your mind with a lot of great information. Your group in Whatsapp is interesting. Would you mind giving the name of the group?
I've read 7 books in the past two months, that's about 1 book for each week. I am a lover of book, and that is why I court them. But most of the times, my aim is really not to read a particular amount of book within a given time; what decided how much I read is mostly the kind of book I'm reading. I can finish a book within a week and start off another before that week runs out, and also, I can read a book for more than a week. It took me up to a month, even more, to get through with the 48 Laws of Power, and about 3 weeks to read Stephen Coveh's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I read John Grisham's The Partner with a week.
Both three books are appealing. But it took me long to get through with the first two because I did not just want to read them, I wanted to internalize them too. I took notes, and searched other sources for more insight into what they teach; and when i feel I grabbed something deep, I paused, reflected —sometimes for a whole day— before getting back.
For John Grisham's book, it was engaging, I was lost in the story that I could not wait to see what will happen next.
I really liked what you said that reading to you isn’t simply about getting through the words on the pages, but really taking in what the content of the book is all about. I think that’s a very important thing to remember - actually absorbing what you read and learning from it.
Yes, some will in a bid to read an amount of book within a given Time frame fail to really grab what the book teach
You really a fan of books I could tell. Reading 1 book per month is not a bad thing. I believe that reading books will make your vocabulary becomes richer and wider too.
I actually don't because I'm not into reading books, I'd rather watch it than to read it.
That is somehow true, and yes of course it depends on our own preferences. But there are still missing scenes or information that aren't shown in its movies or live action version. Sometimes, they even replace all the scenes but the story is still there. Comparing the movie/live action to its book is quite interesting for me. It is like mystery and mind-blowing.
I used to read more than one book per week but nowadays it's like a book a year. I got tired of reading books. I think I just have read close to a thousand books since I was a kid and I think that it's more than enough already.
When I was at university I had to do so much course reading that I ended up really getting sick of reading in my leisure time - it always felt like work. So I can understand feeling burned out from reading.
As a working student, I don't have time to read a book per week. But I had read a book within just 7days, I just can't help it and want to know the ending right away. With a busy sched of mine, I still want to read book but I just can't find time for it. Actually, I have a pending book to read and I'm planning to read it when our sembreak comes.
That's the prime time when I get reading in too - any time I have a vacation I always get the urge to read. Plus, having less demands on my time means that it's just easier to get time to read. I always tend to buy a new book before a vacation for that very reason.
It is my goal to finish at least one book per week. Unfortunately, I have not finished a book for a week. Sometimes, it will take me a month to finish because I spend intentional reading daily for an hour only. However, I see to it that I read a portion of the Bible everyday.
Unfortunately, no. It's actually a pain for me to even finish reading a book in one month. I also hate to read because I get easily sleepy but I love to write stories and I have published some of them on free publishing sites. Also, I have a very busy schedule with my studies and freelance work and so it's really hard to manage my time and insert book reading in between since I guess it would be better to just sleep and rest than over work.
Reading sometimes makes me sleepy too, so I'm trying to be more diligent with reading right before I go to bed. It's better for me than reading my smartphone, and then if I do get tired it's not a big deal - in actual fact it's a good thing!
Oh, that's a great idea Ma'am amelia88. Thanks for mentioning that. I am definitely a lazy person who does get sleepy when reading but doesn't when watching a video on YouTube. Guess I have to purchase a book tomorrow so that I can read one before bed. Thanks Ma'am.
I read more books before but today I'm more interested with articles and blogs. I read e-books sometimes. There are plenty of good books on goodreads(dot)com. I used to read e-books there before and their books are all worth it to read. I only read books for pleasure reading and for improving my poor vocabulary.
I agree with you, reading books really improve your grammar and widen up your vocabulary.
Yeah but not just books. Magazines and newspapers will help your grammar correct.
Reading is a fantastic way to build and broaden your vocabulary. Books for me aren't just something to read for leisure, but often are a learning tool too.
Do you read atleast one book per week: I love to read books before when im still a student/ those times that im still depending on my parents in terms of financial. But now, I didn't even remember to open a book this month. Because almost all of my time are focus in work.
It is sad that even though you want to read but you don't have time for it.
Perhaps, it's not just books alone that I'm open to reading on daily basis because there are so many things that are readable.
Being the sports enthusiast that I am, there is no way of getting to pass a day without reading so many articles on all sports field that I have interest in.
I think if I added up all of the sources I read then I'd definitely do the equivalent of a book a week. I read lots of news articles online and even in a day I probably get through enough material online that it's close to a book. I wish there was some way to track the volume of online content we read! It'd be interesting to get an idea of how much it is.
If Wattpad is is counted then yes I'm reading every week. Aside from it I also read Game thrones which until now I haven't finished reading all of it yet. I only read 30-80 pages I guess because my eyes tends to hurt if I forced my self reading the book for long. I actually enjoy reading books and it's like a hobby to me already that when ever I have a free time I really can't stop holding books and flipping and reading it.
I don't read books, I'd rather watch it than to read it, I can understand it more when I watch it than reading it.
You should read books at least once in awhile. Even if it's on a kindle device.
Before I used to read and finish one book a day even with 56 chapters. Because of that I spend all of my time reading and my mother always get angry because I dont have time to help her with the house chores anymore.
Right now I still read but I choose to read the ongoing or unfinish ones because I can limit the time I spent in reading and I can study better now.
Reading is my hobby and a form of relaxation for me. When I read books I get carried away and just ended up relaxing. I usually read a lot of books during the week. Usually romantic comedies and historical books. Reading is a very important part of my life and I cannot possibly go on without it.
I haven't read any books lately because I have some work to do. But, I often read news online since I am online on daily basis. I like to read to be updated on what's happening on my country. Sometimes, I like intriguing issues of politicians. This usually got my interest and curiosity. It's nice to know what they reaction or how does it affect our country as a whole. I love to learn on what I read.
I think I received an invitation from a friend in Facebook about a group for book readers. The objective is to make the book alive again in our lives because technology has been getting a big part of our time. But I had to be honest that I am not presently interested in books. In fact, I still have some books I bought years ago that remain unread until this time because I have no more time to spare for reading.
I read once a month its feel nice. My perspective is everyday a new learning.
I am glad to share that I had read some of my favorite books this week since I manage to take care of my precious time which is really good to have despite having some offline work. I just realize that we can do a lot of things if we will just plan and manage well our time. It maybe tough at the beginning but if we are already used to it then it would slowly help us to earn more and do things that we really enjoy to do.
At the moment I don’t. However I read many articles in International newspapers like the New York Times, the Financial times and the Washington Post.So I don’t read a book a week or even a book a month but I still think that I am getting my reading done. At the moment I am trying to get organized so that I can read one to two books a week. The only way to do this is to set specific days or times dedicated to only reading. I plan to do this. I find reading everyday for an hour or two does not help. It is easy to miss a session.
Before I used to read 1 book per 1-2 days but now I stopped already because I get too addicted and I have to focus on my studies. I'll just do it when it's vacation or sem break.
I still read but just one chapter per week because the book that I'm reading is ongoing and the author does not update much. I think Jonaxx is pretty busy.
I take my time to read books. There are such a lot of exceptional books left to be read. There are books written to offer expertise, suggestion, expertise, and laughter. There may be a wealth of existence hidden interior of them. All we need to do is make the effort to choose them up and read it.
Good morning dear friend!
To answer your current, I do try to maintain my reading, simply because it's important. But sadly, I lately rarely have time for it (due to job and family). I'd say it's more like one book per two months or so. I can tell you, however, that I did notice that without reading books I feel a lot more emptier.
As much as I would love to do this with the ridiculous amount of eBooks and Mangas I have saved in my tab, I just can't even though I tried. I have a busy morning schedule and on top of that I 3 kids I need to manage, and also a wide variety of interests which includes Korean dramas, Anime, and BuJo, It would be great though if I could read the whole day again like how I used to back when I was young.
I used to do this 2 years before, but today i just do not have the time to do that. i work all day long and when i get home I just want to rest or see some friends to take mi mind of work. I read a book in approximately one month.
Even with my busy schedule l still, create time to read a book at least once a week. I'm never without a book so whenever I'm still for a second, l read. I read in the car, at the mall, on the bus, any and everywhere
I really wish O can still read one book per day. Right now I am really having a hard time finding the right time to read. Someyimes you get home from work and just go to bed straight and during my free time I prefer doing online jobs.
I did this practice a few years ago however ever since I started with Senior High School, my schedule was always hectic and I found less time for book-reading. I miss reading 1 book every week. It was a great experience. It was like going on a different adventure every week. Hopefully, when summer comes I will be able to get back to the habit of reading one book every week.
Used to read books a lot in high school. Now, I don't have that much free time, because of the college. But i really enjoy reading books, reading relaxes me, makes my mind peaceful. I'm looking forward to reading a new book as soon as I grab some free time.
Yes, it happens that even 2 books can be read. I study at the Faculty of English Philology and this is the minimum that I have to learn every week, and also write an essay about it. There is almost no time left for writing a review, I turn to essayontime/. I think that the process of reading and assimilating the philosophy of the work is important, and everything else can be solved with the help of homework online.