With our minds more focused on brief social media posts and reading articles online, reading a full-length novel, or even a series, can be difficult. We are stimulated in such different ways from even ten or fifteen years ago. Growing up, reading was simpler and satisfying. Now that Im more digitally dependent, I have to reprogram my brain for books.
Although I’ve started multiple books in the past couple years and worked through required reading for university, I haven’t read through a full book in quite a while. For a soft transition, the first Reading Challenge is Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a book I have read many times before and is a fun read, especially when compared to more dense stories like anything by Dickens. Rereading a book will utilize the muscle memory of my mind, stretching it and preparing it for more books and heavier reading.
The Challenge: Read at least 100 pages of this sci-fi classic by the end of the day.
I’m fairly certain I can exceed the goal, as a speed-reader, but this is just as much a test of my focus abilities.
“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun …”