Reading a book: The commitment that many avoid
Try it, tell me later
Before sitting down to read, you go through a procedure of choosing a book based on the subject, length, or both. When you want to read, your choice depends on the topic you wish to delve into. However, if you're just starting, the length – whether it's long or short – matters more than how interesting the topic is. Some of you might think that more pages equate to more time, but if I were to tell you that this isn't always the case, would you believe me?
Numerous factors matter, such as how familiar you are with the subject or the approach you're dedicating to the book at that time. Similarly, the book's complexity arises from the development of its story or the author's writing style. Finally, it also hinges on the purpose for which you are reading it, whether it's to retain information or for pure entertainment.
Regardless of the purpose, it involves a commitment that often leads us to make excuses that hinder our engagement.
I don't have time: With just half an hour a day, you can finish a book in a month.
I don't know what to read: There's a story or theme for every taste; you simply need to conduct a thorough search.
I'll get bored: Give yourself the chance to imagine and reconnect with your inner child.
I lose concentration quickly: Discover a space within or outside your home where you can disconnect from your cell phone and other distractions.
I never understand anything: Begin with simple books, even those intended for children, to gradually build your pace.
When the perfect combination arises – where you find a captivating topic or story coupled with the ideal setting and time for reading – you'll want to replicate the equation. Perhaps with the same author or more commonly, within the same genre. However, the greatest satisfaction comes from completing it.
Initially, you see many books, numerous pages, limited time, various distractions, a significant commitment, and little desire to immerse yourself in it. Then, as you overcome these "barriers," all that remains is to relish the journey and repeat the process. Reading a book is simpler than it appears, as long as it's perceived as a form of entertainment devoid of any competition or constraints that impede you from proceeding at your own pace.
I will be recommending 3 weekly movies that I have watched with my brief review and where you can watch them.
mid90s (2018) - Directed by Jonah Hill
Being away from home was the refuge of many, in his case, associated with skating. The number of bad decisions that Stevie makes is the effect of an unstable family core and lack of a role model. His ignorance and how third parties he meets on the street can influence his life for better or worse, was childhood before the Internet.
Where to Watch: Max
The Swimmers (2022) - Directed by Sally El Hosaini
Knowing that this story is true is to be admired. The determination of the sisters despite the extreme circumstances in which they risked their lives to reach a safe destination is very powerful. The burden of what will happen, what I want, what will happen to my family, what will happen to me... All kinds of questions through an undesirable journey.
Where to Watch: Netflix
Entergalactic (2022) - Directed by Fletcher Moules
Despite having a fairly generic story, the animation (the important part of this film) made me feel for a moment that I was in a music video, then in a video game, then in a comic, and finally, all at once time.
Where to Watch: Netflix
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Thank you very much for reading me, I am grateful for it.