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Top Ten Things That Make My Life As A Reader Easier

Another great Top Ten Tuesday post. One that I accidentally wrote about earlier this year! #psychicblogger

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Top Ten Things That Make My Life As A Reader Easier

Lucky for me!! In June, I posted about this VERY TOPIC! Check it out HERE!

Below are a few more reading lifehacker tips I’ve learned over the years. Not sure they’re as helpful as my previous post, but that’s for you to judge. :)

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1Reading while working out– Step one: Choose the elliptical or treadmill machine of your choice. Step two: Bring your eReader of choice (physical books are much harder). Step three: Forget you’re working out because you are immersed in the story. Step four: Regret the years you haven’t been working out and reading at the same time.

2Always use a bookmark– You can tell yourself that you’ll remember the page number, but you won’t. And you’ll waste time unnecessarily re-reading. Annoying.

3Buy an ereader– If you’re a hardcore physical-copy lover, I totally understand where you’re coming from. I was so against it…until I learned books were less expensive and I could get them in under 60 seconds. Also, when traveling you don’t have to lug around 5 books – they’re all in one compact, glorious device.

4Keep an open mind– There have been so many times when something in a book description turned me off, and I decided I just couldn’t do it. I’ve then proceeded to eat my words. Never say never!

5Find a community– Whether it’s a Goodreads group or a real life book club, find people who share your passion for reading. There’s nothing more rewarding then getting to gush about book boyfriends and awful celebrity novels. The best thing everrrrr.

6Don’t feel guilty about not finishing a book.– As t-shirts tell me, you only live once (YOLO). So, don’t waste it pushing through a terrible book in the hopes it will get better. It’s not going to. Move on to and enjoy reading!

What are your favorite reading pro-tips?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Chrissi Reads

    I think keeping an open mind is a really important thing to do as a book blogger :-) Great list!

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Thanks, Chrissi. It’s surprisingly hard to do. Crazy!

  • Lisa Schensted

    I am FINALLY embracing #6. Seriously. Why do we torture ourselves? It is such a WASTE.

    And yes working out + reading = THE BEST EVAH.

  • Elizabeth

    Oh my gosh, the first one! I’ve recently discovered reading while working out and it’s done wonderful things for me. I went from HATING the gym to going every day and loving it because I can read!