by Justin Standfield
6th September is National Read A Book Day.
For some people, reading is their ultimate form of relaxation and enjoyment. For others, reading can seem like a bit of a chore. No matter which category you fall into, I encourage you to embrace National Read A Book Day and pick up a book for at least a few minutes. Although I definitely fall into the first group, I also really enjoy listening to audiobooks – yet I’m sometimes put off audiobooks when the publishing company has used one of those 1980s gameshow host types to narrate them, rather than the original author.
If, like me, you work in the field of people development and you’d appreciate a few recommendations from the bookshelf at Incendo HQ, take a look at one of my previous blog articles for National Read A Book Day.
Finally, if you need an excuse to read a book on National Read A Book Day, how about using one of these?
- It’s the best way to get some peace and quiet.
- You need to make a bigger dent in that stack of books you ordered online during lockdown.
- All your friends are busy today (maybe they’re also reading a book?).
- You need a new favourite quotation.
- You saw the film, but you heard the book is much better.
- You’ve always wanted to read ‘A Tale of Two Cities’.
- You’ve always wanted to re-read ‘A Tale of Two Cities’.
- Your life can be changed by a book (for example, ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ by Viktor Frankl).
- You’re going through a tough time at the moment and just need to get lost in a beautiful, made-up world.