“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
I was never one who willingly chose to pick up a book and read. I read if I had to for school related assignments. As I got older I did most book reports base off cliff notes versions of books because I was so uninterested in reading. In my mid 20’s I did my best to talk myself into reading personal development books but I found them challenging to read because I wasn’t interested in sitting through it, so I took time listening to audiobooks. Then I reached my early 30’s, working as a Flight Attendant I worked with many Flight Attendants that read during flights and when they were conversing about the books they read, I felt a twinge of desire to be able to be a part of the conversation and sound as intelligent as they sounded. So I finally buckled down and bought a book. I didn’t know what genre of book I would like but I stood in the airport store reading the front and back covers of books. And then just took a leap with the first book, The Dead Girl in 2A by Carter Wilson.
After I opened that book I read it quickly and then like a fire set a blaze I kept buying books one after the other. Each book I was picking at random in the airport stores, just taking a risk for each book and hoping they would hold my attention through the book as it captured me from reading the about section. I finally realized I was in love with suspense, murder, psychology thrillers or books that made me have to draw up a family tree to remember each character. I’ve since added the GoodReads app to my phone and kept tally of the books I’ve read, want to read and currently reading. It also has been fun to set reading goals per year.