I am Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.
Has this ever happened to you? You finish reading a good book. It was really engaging. Maybe a friend recommended it to you, or you discovered it alone. It was so enjoyable that you wish you could read it again for the first time.
You finished the last page as you lay in bed. You like to read before you sleep, and this book was enjoyable. Now, all you are thinking about is what you will read next. You drift off to dreamland, wake up the next morning and go through your day. You don’t read that night since you don’t have a book ready and waiting for you.
This happens for another few nights as well, and before you know it, you’ve gone a week without reading on your regular schedule.
This happens if you don’t plan ahead. Instead of missing your reading time, there’s something simple you can do to keep your reading rolling.
Dog-Ear or Highlight a Page as a Reminder
You can do this with whatever book you’re reading right now. Open a spot near the back of the book, about three-quarters of the way through. It doesn’t have to be precise. Place a strip of blank paper at that spot as a bookmark. Write something on it that reminds you to line up your next book.
If you read on your phone or tablet, some tools allow you to highlight and bookmark different sections of a book. You can also take notes. This is where you want to write a note to yourself to get your next book ready.
This allows you to seamlessly transition from one book to another without wasting considerable reading time. It makes your reading a habit that continually gives you content to consume. When you hit that spot in the book, you know it’s time to start researching what your next reading material is going to be.
Amazon Is Here to Help
No matter where you got the current book you’re reading, here’s how Amazon can help you line up your next book.
Type the name of your current book in the Amazon search bar. Click on a few of the results where the title is listed. Scroll down the page to find a section titled “You might also like.” Below that, you’ll see “4 stars and above”, where highly rated books similar to that book are shown.
You can also look for more books from the same author. Your local librarian may be able to recommend some books similar to the one you’re reading now. These are tried and true methods for discovering books you might enjoy. Combine these book-hunting tips with the bookmarking method we just discussed. You’ll always have your next book available and ready to go when you finish your current reading material.
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