A Nigerian writer, Glory Abah, has revealed how she read 27 books in January, 2019.
She explained how she did it and said she’s hoping to read 400 by the end of the year. She wrote;
“So I have always wondered exactly how many books I read in a year. I usually estimated 200 or more as the case may be. So I decided to keep count this year and in January, we have 27 books in total.
How did I do it?
1. I always have a book am currently reading. Always! Normally, when I come across good authors, I usually get all their books in bulk and binge read all. If you go through my page, you will notice that I read mostly Penny Reid’s books this month. This leaves me with enough books to last me a while.
2. I use every spare moment to read. Normally, I stay awake till 2am, reading. This is not compulsory but when I have an interesting book at hand, I don’t know how to keep it down. I also read when I eat. I find the time between chewing and the next spoonful boring, so I use it to read or watch a movie.
3. I love reading.
It’s the second thing I cannot do without. Like an addiction. Reality is slow, but in books, I can read about an entire lifetime, centuries even and get my closure. Books give me a warm fuzzy feeling, makes me feel like I am part of something bigger, bigger than Glory Abah, bigger than Nigeria. It makes me feel like I am connected to the rest of the world.
The years journey is just beginning. I am hoping to read up to 400 books or more by the end of the year. Count with me.”