Get reading arsehole (I’m talking to myself again)

You know what’s strange? I hated, with a passion, hated reading at school. I don’t know what it was. Was it the books? Was it because I felt forced? What was it? I don’t know but I really did HATE IT.

Its strange because until I reached like 21 years of age I didn’t think I was missing out. Not one bit. But I missed all those years of reading and learning. Did i think it was cool not to read? I heard Dave Lister from Red Dwarf (alrite, shut it, fictional character but ya know) say he hadn’t read a book in his life etc. So perhaps it was social conditioning that lead to this push away from books?

In any case, its crazy, bloody crazy not to be reading. You can learn so much. Read someone’s thoughts, or life, or mind farts and even if you only take away one thing, then you’ve got one more thing for very little in return.

I got into reading with Yes Man by Danny Wallace. I credit the book to being a life changer, and i’m sure i’ll never not say that. It really did change my life, for the better. Go on, go read it, and let me know if it doesn’t change your life or really wake you the fuck up. Amazon have it for less than a tenner. LESS THAN A TENNER. Thats one of the things that I LOVE about books, so cheap. And yet just imagine the pain in the past to get a book, and at some points throughout history some books were illegal. ILLEGAL. Mental aye, but I bet some books are still? That’s why nothing should be illegal, we are all adults, shouldn’t we be allowed to decide what we want to do? That’s a story for another time….

So, this post? Well I’m writing this to encourage others that perhaps had the same feelings to books that I had. I’m hopeful that you start on one of the books that did it for me. Showed me the way. In any case, get reading, get better or don’t. Life is all about choice. Yes Man will show you that.

I love reading now. LOVE IT. With a passion. How ironic. I suggest you give it a go, real go.

What are you reading?

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