friday’s “secret”: the right way to be a reader

Today’s bookman’s “secret” is about the right way to be a reader.  Guess what? There’s no right or wrong way to be a reader.

Merriam Webster defines reader as “one that reads”.  You are reading this blog so congratulations! You’re a reader!

One of the literary sins that we “real” readers commit is thinking and acting like a “real” reader must read certain things – the classics, books on the New York Times Best Seller List, even physical books.  I am guilty of it. The Hubby does most of his reading online and he knows so much about so many things. Yet, when he asked me to place a book on hold for him at our local library, I was way too excited.  “Now he was really going to read,” I told myself. Idiotic!

To be considered a reader, all you must do is chose to read. It doesn’t matter what you read (personal development, novels, blog posts, newspaper articles, the Bible, comics, devotionals, whatever), the point is if you read something regularly, you are reader.  Hi readers!

til tomorrow, enjoy life

P.S. And as much as it pains me to say this: audiobooks count too.

Catch up on the rest of the series: This Bookman: Meditations & Miscellany

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