September 6, 2019
National Read a Book Day
September 6 was National Read a Book Day, did you miss it? It’s ok! It is not too late to catch up on your reading goals or your kid’s reading goals this month. Fall is around the corner, so this is the perfect time to pick a great book, grab a cozy warm blanket, and curl up on the sofa with your new read. You can also set reading goals this month to help you remember. Then, you can keep it going even past September, and into the coming months.
Goal #1 Set up book categories. . Set up a list categorizing what topics you want to read. Then organize a time frame for each one. For example, the first category could be “gardening’. Choosing books on gardening and then setting up a schedule to plan to read your book or two on gardening will help you stay on track with your reading goals.
Goal #2 Change of scenery. Reading in different spaces can help motivate you to stay on track, and decrease the potential of dullness in your reading habits. For example, one week, you can read in a small coffee shop with your favorite latte, snack, and of course, your book! The next week, you can read at the park sitting at a table near a calm and peaceful pond. Don’t forget to bring a light sweater!
Goal #3 Learn new vocabulary. Often, reading books can help increase your vocabulary. While reading, you may come across words you may not know. Reading is great because you can stop to research the word to gain understanding while learning something new. Having a dictionary on hand is always helpful, even in today’s Google obsessed world.