A Brief Guide to Buying and Reading Books

I've been into constant reading since second year, thanks to my so-called sanctuary—a secondhand bookstore with branches at a mall near my house and a mall near my high school campus.

My interest for books and literature greatly increased throughout high school. I've discovered prominent authors and brilliant works. I unearthed old books that I consider as treasures.

This great inclination made me hunt for more books. I became attracted by the stories and ideas inside the thick and thin stacks of print, bounded by either a thick material or a thin carton. I've been amused whenever I saw a good book that I thought interesting or essential to read.

So from time to time, I have purchased many books. These books formed a small library in my room. I've even counted them before, and they amounted to around hundreds.

The books I've bought stacked up, and, overtime, are left unread.

I've realized lately that I've collected a lot of books, and for years, I haven't read all of them. I've decided to let go of many of them, giving them to friends who like to read like I do.

Indeed, I like to read a lot of books, to dwell into different avenues of literature. I find it hard, however, to read all that remains in my shelves. I started, nonetheless, to get into these books this summer.

I may find it nice that I can have a lot of literature in my hands, but I reckon I miss a lot on books. I got myself out-of-control. I miss the chance to read new worth-reading books, or even good finds at the secondhand bookstore.

Dear reader, are you an avid reader too? A bookworm? If so, I hope you also think of your book consumption and purchase.

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I realize that reading will be more money-saving and satisfactory if we read what we buy once we already have it (that's why for now I have to refrain from buying books for myself).

Most probably, you've thought much about what you chose to buy, especially when under tight budget. You're attracted by the story, or whatever's inside the book, and even read the back cover or the overleaf several times. Don't waste your money buying books then have them piled up, left unattended. Have self-control.

After that, read the book constantly. Don't stunt your reading progress. Get through the book daily, in as many pages as possible—as much as you can—until you've finished it.

Then, when you're done with it, that's the only time you can choose another book to read at the bookstore, or instantly go to another book you've already bought. Isn't that exciting visiting the bookstore to get to read another book you might like?

Read what you've bought and read it constantly, until you're done with it. This habit will be much helpful for you to enjoy reading further, as well as to invest money wisely.

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