I told myself to read more in 2014, preferably a book a month (because a book a week is just too ambitious). I told myself this upon realising that back when I was a kid, I was more fond of reading than I appear to be these days – and it was obvious because I remember dragging my dad to the bookstore and ransacking the kids section to find books worthy of reading and I was so spoilt for choice because when you’re that excited you want just about the whole series of Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events and so picking just one was such a dissatisfaction especially when you were being told “You’re only allowed to buy one ok. Finish that first and then we’ll come back again to buy more” but my powers of persuasion worked from young and so I ended up leaving with all available 10 :) The series was so good I finish one book within 2 days and as a kid there’s not much getting in the way so the day is yours to finish up that story. It was the best childhood pastime ever.
These days everything gets in your way. You’re an adult now and you have so many responsibilities and other commitments and most apparent of all – OTHER KINDS of books to read – ones you’re not exactly fond of but will contribute to passing your CLP.
But really I get so bored of reading these law textbooks I just want to escape and read something else. There’s not enough satisfaction in reading a magazine let alone an online article. So I made sure to get an interesting selection to keep me intrigued. I’m currently reading the tiger mom’s latest release – a non fiction on the three traits that have promised certain groups in America success and prosperity. Super interesting read and as always I love how Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld present their findings; concise and straight to the point (like how any law essay should be).
I really do miss this love for reading. Never too late to rekindle!