Happy Wednesday everyone! For today’s post, I thought it would be both interesting/fun to discuss what you should be reading. With summer quickly approaching, or already occurring for some of us, what better time for reading.
Since becoming the bibliophile I am so proud to be, I have come across numerous genres, methods, and types of reading. Today I want to share my three favorite things to read (besides the most obvious, novels) and why it has helped me in so many aspects of my life.
What I Read:
I know I know, we all think of plays and look back to our horrible high school days of having to read and act out these dreaded works. Since graduating high school, along with finding a love for literature I have come to see how great plays can be. I had a professor once who said “as long as you know Shakespeare you’ll survive any literature class you take”. He wasn’t too far off. So many classes I’ve taken since being in university have in one way or another mentioned Shakespeare’s works (even in classes that didn’t involve literature). Recently I have read Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of being Earnest and once again am amazed at how much can be consumed in a single play alone.
2. The Newspaper.
While this one may sound a bit obvious, I cannot believe it took me this long to see the importance of reading a newspaper. Recently I subscribed to The Wall Street Journal. Reading this has opened my eyes and mind to so much going on in the world today. This and the New York Times are my two favorites. The Times also has a amazing feature on Sunday’s where they include the NYT Book Review. Basically, it’s a section all on books (need I explain any further).
My love for poetry probably has no end. The funny thing is I have no idea why I love it as much as I do. But the books keep stacking up and I continue to read and read poetry. Books aren’t the only way I get my dose in however. I have recently come across so many apps that have daily poetry verses, a quote a day, and more. It’s such a easy way to learn and also an accessible means as well. Poetry is such an important part of the world we live in, and a nice break from reality as well.
I hope you all enjoyed this short post. I know that it is another book-related post (I just can’t help myself!). Let me know what else you would be interested in me talking about! Happy hump-day.
Quote of the Day:
“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words” –Edgar Allan Poe.