Initially, I do not need to clarify my obsession in the direction of written phrases, second, I need to embrace my nerdiness and settle for that I’m ‘that’ sort of ebook nerd: that talks about books and writers, that watches Booktube and comply with booktubers, that buys books on high of extra unread books, that all the time has a plan B secret books on each single system that I personal, that likes to stroll in bookstores and library, that all the time, all the time cease at individuals’s bookshelves and serious about what others are studying.
Some persons are obsessive about cash, some persons are obsessive about Ok-drama, or perhaps meals, or film, or automobiles, or any materials issues on planet Earth (or perhaps even outer house if you would like) – everybody is a few sort of a nerd in their very own means. I am a ebook nerd, by means of and thru.
Yearly, I problem myself to learn based mostly on my age, I used to be 26 in 2013, so I challenged myself to learn 26 books, and the quantity grows in response to my age. Within the first half of the ten years journey, it was onerous to achieve the objective as a result of “books are costly and studying time is proscribed” (it will all the time within the current tense). However since 2018, I used to be launched to Scribd and audiobooks, my ebook consumption modified since then. In that 12 months alone I handle to devour greater than 100 books, the subsequent 12 months in 2019 I had Sofi so I did not learn that a lot, however years afterward I stored on going sturdy lah (at the least 50 books per 12 months).
Books are nonetheless very costly, and time is endlessly restricted.
However I all the time discover time to learn or hearken to books.
I hardly purchase new books since 2016, however I principally purchase preloved books, do ebook alternate, borrow and hire books, hearken to audiobooks, strive a trial week on a number of ebook apps, subscribe to ebook apps, and so forth. So the books in my holding didn’t develop that a lot (however nonetheless byk lah, kalau nk pindah, pening).
Yea, 50 books a 12 months will not be that a lot if in comparison with different readers, however amongst non-readers, 50 books is quite a bit. I believe if I mix the variety of books everybody in my household reads, it will not even attain 10 books (not even within the final 5 years mixed). Think about that….. or perhaps my household would not learn that a lot.
I consumed 562 books prior to now 12 years, and I am hoping to achieve 1000 books (however what if I reread a few of the books, is it thought of 1 ebook or a number of experiences – as a result of I like to reread a few of the books). However that is only a quantity, I do not actually care truly. Bila kita really suka sesuatu, kita buat sbb kita nak buat, tak perlu push pun jadi :F tu namanya ‘ardour’.
I additionally need to break the stereotype of considering individuals who learn are sensible. Nope, we aren’t that sensible, or at the least I do not really feel any smarter than everybody else. I really feel like I am simply as common as all the typical individuals on the earth. Sure, it looks like I am including extra information factors inside my mind by studying, nevertheless it relies on the kind of studying that I do and the sort of books as effectively. For instance, I do not perceive numerous issues after I learn philosophical books written by philosophers so I needed to learn the dumb model to simply take the primary layer to know issues, or perhaps I need to learn classics, however classics are typically too onerous, too flowery, berpeluh ketiak nak paham. It is all the time a battle.
I do not know so many issues, and I really feel dumber simply by studying extra. Gitu.
However, however, however, if I’ve a alternative to choose one factor to do all all through my life, I’d select studying. I’d need to learn books, good books, nice books, I’d. It is the window to different individuals’s creativeness, the content material of their souls, the secrets and techniques which are ready to be found, the hidden messages, the obsessive ideas, the unstated concepts, that lay inside the author. I can learn them silently, and it is a beautiful strategy to uncover people.