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Boredom Busters - Reading

With the Covid Quarantine a lot of stuff has been written about what to do to relieve boredom when stuck indoors so it is hard for me to figure out what to talk about. I get lost in model building but not every one is creative like that.

The same goes for reading, there are many good books out there but some people just don't see the sense of reading. I am not kidding you though read or attempt to read a book in each genre and you will find something you really like.

Books come in fiction & non-fiction(like DIY or cooking); they can be modern or old (called classics). They can tell you stories about animals, flowers, clouds or people. Or teach you something new. One thing I am certain of though is that if you find the right genre it will suck you in and time will pass very quickly.

book genre list

That's 24 different things that might hook you and help you learn to have fun reading. There are over 40 different genres but this is a good start. Set yourself a goal like you will read a book from one genre for one week or one month until you find the genre that speaks to you.

Here is a couple I like: Spider Robinsons" -Callahan's and Piers Anthonys' Xanth Warning both series are pun heavy cause I like puns. 

Give it a try you never know you may find the perfect genre for you.

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