Time is never wasted on a book

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I never feel like I am wasting my time when I am reading.

I can sometimes feel like I am creating ‘dead time’ by browsing social media, internet window shopping and watching another boring program on TV, just because I have nothing better to do. But when I read, I feel like I am gaining something and creating my own world from the words on the page.

I interact with the story and try and second guess the outcome. I am involved with the characters and I care about their lives.

I think about the story after I have closed the covers and put it away for the night. I wonder about the twists and the clues that lead up to the grand finale. I feel like it is a personal journey that I am taking, where only I know about its secrets – you can sit and watch a film with someone but you only really ever read a book alone.

Plus, it always feels good when you have finished the book and you can tick it off your reading list.

 

 

 

 

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