Seven Ways To Boost Your Reading Habit




Eiyo lovelies,

Welcome back to Fadima Mooneira Blogspot. I am back with a new post. How are you guys doing? I hope you guys are doing great.

For today's post, I would like to share with you guys some tips to boost or improve your reading habit. But before I share with you guys my tips, let me ask you two questions... 

Q1: What is the definition of reading habit?

According to Gupta, Sood, Chhering, and Mukherjee (2014), reading habit is a behavior which expresses the lightness of reading for individual, which occurs regularly of leisure reading approach, type of reading, the taste of reading, and the use of library services. Reading habit is an intellectual activity for giving more information, knowledge, and learn various types of things.  


Q2: Why is reading important for us?

According to dansilvestre.com, reading is important for us because...

1) it helps us to upgrade our brain,  
2) reading makes us an interesting person, 
3) reading opens windows to other worlds, 
4) reading improves memory and concentration, and
5) reading is one of the best tools to fight stress.

As a bookworm, I believe that these reasons stated by dansilverstre.com are true. But unfortunately, not all people are into reading nowadays. Not all people realize that reading is important for our self-development.  Those who do not love to read will always say that they are too busy to read, have no time, and get bored easily with books.

So that's why I decide to share some of my tips to boost reading habit in today's post with you guys. I have seven tips to share with you guys. Now let's get started...


#1 SET TIME




Tip no.1 is for those who always said they are too busy and have no time to read. I believe it is important for you guys to set time for yourself to read. However, you don't have to push yourself too hard. Just one hour a day would be ok. You can choose anytime to read during your days. Maybe in the morning, during lunch break, afternoon, or night.  For me, I usually read at night before bedtime. I always spend at least 30 minutes or one hour to read before I go to bed. Besides before bedtime, I also love to read during weekend afternoons.



#2 READ DIFFERENT GENRES



As a bookworm, I know that some people have their favorite genres to read. Not everyone enjoys reading all genres. I know that some people only read one genre. Am I right? But reading one genre can make you get bored with reading. I also experienced this once. So besides reading one genre, why not read different genres? If you just finished reading a romance novel, why not read a spy-thriller next? Reading different genres will help you to boost your reading habit. It also makes reading fun. Plus, reading different genres will make you more knowledgable.



#3 READ DIFFERENT LANGUAGES



To those who speak more than one languages, you can try tip no.3. Like me, I am a Bahasa Malaysia and English speaker. So I read both languages- Bahasa Malaysia and English. Reading different language books or articles will also help you with your language skills.



#4 BLOG ABOUT WHAT YOU READ



If you are a book blogger, you can write reviews and share your opinions on what you read. Blogging about a book you read, will also help you to make friends with other bookworms around the world. Trust me, this is a fun activity to do.



#5 HAVE A LOG BOOK/READING JOURNAL



If you're not a book blogger, who can try tip no.5 to boost your reading habit. You can get yourself a reading journal and write about what you read in it. Retailers like Typo sells this kind of journal. However, you can also use a plain notebook and transform it into a reading journal. I used to have a reading journal before I became a blogger.



#6 JOIN COMMUNITIES



One of the best ways to boost reading habit is to make friends with bookworms and talk about the book you read. But since not many people are into books (especially in Malaysia) nowadays, it is quite hard to find a bookworm friend. So I would like to suggest you to join Book Communities. Tip no.6 will help to make friends with bookworms and be able to share your reading passion. 



#7 READ A BOOK THAT TELLS YOU THINGS YOU WANTED TO KNOW



One of my creative writing mentors, Mr. Uthaya Sandkar mentioned  - "Don't just write what you already know. Write about what you wanted to know". I believe this would also be the same for reading. So don't just read what you already know. Read about what you wanted to know. Reading something new will gained you new knowledge.



Ok, so these are my seven tips to boost reading habit. I hope you guys find these tips helpful. I hope you guys will have the initiative to boost your reading habit.

Before I end this post, let me share with you guys a famous quote by Malaysia's fourth and seventh Prime Minister - Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.....

"Don't be stingy to buy books" - Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

Ok, that's all for now. Thank you for reading. Hope to see you guys again soon.

XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^


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Comments

  1. Great tips! Reading is so important so we should definitely set ourselves time for it. It has so many benefits!

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  2. Setting time aside to read is super important for me. I love reading and I always find it really relaxes me.

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    1. That’s why most experts said that reading is one of the best tools to fight stress

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  3. I agree, writing what you read and share thoughts is awesome. Help others to get motivated haha

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  4. I love your photos! I've been trying to read more and fall back in love with reading, so thank you for all the tips! x

    Mari | www.dazedmari.com

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    1. That’s good. Good luck Mari. I hope to chat with you about books soon.

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  5. such a very good tips.. im doing this for movies instead :)

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  6. Great tips here! I love to read but until cOVID I had been really rubbish at making time. I am now reading so much more and really enjoying it.

    I found reading different genres really helped me to keep interested x

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  7. Great post! Thank you for sharing this! I definitely want to read more and this is very helpful!

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  8. Yesss akak suka membaca. Semua tips tu sering akak lakukan. Paling mudah nak log bahan bacaan, buat macam zaman kita sekolah. Buku Nilam. Hehehe.

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    1. Kan......best buat log book. It helps us to keep record on books we read. Apa yg kita blajar zaman sekolah dulu semuanya ada sebab. Tapi sayang dah dewasa ramai yg x ikut.

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  9. I love using a reading journal as well as things like the yearly goodreads challeenge. Joining the blogging community and participating in readathons etc is really motivational and helps you find different genres and authors!!! Great post xxxx

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    1. That awesome! Keep it up 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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  10. such a good tips. dah lama hold my reading, few books pending. need to start reading back. thanks sharing

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    1. Yes, pls start reading again. It will help you with your writing.

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  11. Hi Fadima. Some great tips there to help us boost our reading habits. I must admit though, I do mainly stick to one or two genres - there is no way that I would enjoy reading a romantic novel!

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  12. YES! These are some great reading tips! And super yes to reading in different genres! My basic philosophy is, if a book is recommended to me by a friend, any book, I'll go ahead and give it a read. And because of that, I've been exposed to so many amazing books from all sorts of genres! My biggest problem though is making the time to read, ha ha. I love that it's your first suggestion here, cause it's definitely my biggest hurdle. Great suggestions!

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    1. It’s good that you have friends who love to read. Keep it up.

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  13. These are great tips and I'm happy you're also reminding us that we should make time to read! And also challenging myself to not just read more but try to blog about it too. Thank you for sharing! 💙

    Shuana
    howivebeen.com

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    1. Welcome. Hope to read a book review from you soon.

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  14. makin kita baca, makin banyak benda kita tahu..waktu baru tahu rupanya banyak sangat informasi selama ni kita tak pernah tahu pun. BBL suka baca buku waktu pagi..fresh sangat otak nak hadam apa penulis cuba sampaikan

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    1. That’s good BBL. I wish I can read in the morning just like you. But during day time I always have things to do.

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  15. The reason why I don't read much book is because book reading consume much time and you have to focus on the book alone. I would rather watch 3-4 movies per day bcs I can doing other chores at the same time.

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    1. Hmmmm.......I paham you busy. Tapi try lah spend at least 30 minute sehari utk membaca. Trust me, movie2 yg diadaptasi Dari novel selalunya x se best novelnya.

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  16. Goodreads has definitely helped me in terms of my reading habits, mainly because I'm always inspired to buy new books!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  17. Nice tips tapi nad take masa sekrg nak baca buku. Banyak sgt kerja. Dulu masa sekolah sempat la juga membaca..

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    1. Bunyi macam Dah lama sgt Dah tu, Nad. Try la membaca balik. Set time 30 minutes- 1 hour a day jadilah.

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  18. nice sharing! i always reading while taking the public transport. one of the reasons is to enhance my vocabulary and know the plot of the story itself

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    1. Yep......for me enhance vocabulary, learn new words, and develop my whole brain.

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  19. Reading is definetely good and one should teach thei children to read book as a hobi from young.

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    1. True. I grateful that my parents taught me to read at a young age.

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  20. You are right about needing to set a time. Often I find myself saying I feel too busy to do what I enjoy (reading picture books), but reminding myself to read even one and to share it with others who might also be interested really motivates me to stick to it.

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  21. Nice sharing. Akak suka baca novel seram. Karya seram sekarang banyak yang berinfomasi dan tidak hanya fokus cite antu.

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    1. Hmmm......I Dah lama x baca horror novel. Reading your comment makes me wanna read horror again. Any recommendations?

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  22. Such helpful tips! I really needed this to get me into reading again! ��

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  23. I don't have an issue with reading but your post reminds me that a book club would be fun. I'll have to remember to check into that after things settle down. Thanks.

    --Sue
    www.susanberkkoch.com/blog

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  24. AM kalau dah start baca mesti nak kena habiskan sampai hujung.. Kadang2 sampai 2 atau 3 pagi semata2 nak abis kan satu buku.. Tak suka tinggal separuh2 sbb nak buat keje lain nanti dok ingat apa dah jadi.. Hehehe

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    1. Hmm...... ramai yg buat macam tu. Tapi I x galakkan diri I buat camtu. Pada I, Setia Buku Harun dihayati dan difahami. So there’s no need to rush.

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  25. Loved what you said about reading books in multiple languages. I've been learning Spanish and I like to see how much I understand of books written in Spanish.

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    1. Auwww.......it’s good that you are learning Spanish. Yeah, you should give it a try. Read Spanish books dear. Go for it.

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  26. I did have a pretty good reading habit, and then I lost my commute and it's all gone to pieces as I try and fit it in around working for home. I definitely need to put aside the time for it again for sure, and I love the idea of a reading journal. Great post!

    Lindsey | https://aramblingreviewer.com

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    1. Auwww......I understand your situation. Maybe now is a good time for you to start again. Yeah, having a reading journal is one of the best ways to boost your reading habit. We learned that in school. But sadly not all of us follow that.

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  27. Great tips. I love to read a variety of books. I have always encouraged my children to read as well. Reading is important.

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    1. I second everything you said 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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  28. These are really great tips! I agree with reading different genres ~ but right now I'm into young lit ones as they are easy to read especially if I just need a light read. :)

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  29. terima kasih untuk tips nya, dik !! hee~ sejak dari awal PKP haritu akak dah mula tanamkan minat membaca, sejak tak berapa nak ada keje ni kan.. btw, kakak suka buku motivasi..

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    1. Bagus kak. Teruskan 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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  30. Great tips! Setting aside a time to read has been the most helpful for me ��

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  31. It's always important for me to set time aside to read, otherwise I forget or get distracted! Great post :)

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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  32. Great tips! I especially love the ones about blocking time for reading and joining a reading group. These have worked for me in the past!

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  33. I love reading, my only problem is getting the quiet time to read one. I would also love to join a reading group.

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    1. You can join online reading groups. There are some celebrities who created their own online reading group. Why not join Angourie Rice’s The Library Community.

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  34. Normally i baca ikut mood, kalau mood ookay, sehari boleh habis sebuah buku...tapi kalau takde mood, berbulan nak habis... sejak aktif blogging je, mood membaca jatuh sikit..lebih suka menulis dari memvbaca...

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    1. Hmm.....tapi kalo nak menulis kena membaca juga. Baru boley dpt idea and improve gaya bahasa. X payah nak plagiat2.

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  35. I definitely need to start reading more, I read loads when I was younger but never seem to have the time now! I need to swap out watching TV or YouTube for reading, will lower my screen time too. Becca x

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    1. I agreed. You should reduce your screening time and spend more time on books.

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  36. These are great tips! I really enjoyed going through them. I have tried to emulate something similar in one of my blog posts, here's a link if you're interested: https://writersdenofwriting.wordpress.com/2020/08/09/writers-journal-8-why-we-read-books/
    Thanks for the tips, really appreciate it! :D

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  37. These are some great tips! I'm in a book club and so I've been making a conscious effort to set aside time everyday for a bit of reading. If the book is really good, it's not a hard thing to do! I also like reading before bed because it lulls me to sleep and keeps me away from the screens.

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  38. Some fab tips here! I always say I want to read more but never do so hopefully these tips will help!

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