Don’t Read More in 2017!

It’s New Year’s Eve and I’m here to tell you why you shouldn’t be resolute in adding “read more” to your resolutions list.

This is pretty much how it goes: during the festivities of saying goodbye (and bye Felicia) to 2016, it’s inevitable that someone is going to ask what your resolution is. Internally, you’ll roll your eyes and either give a half-baked answer or you’ll be super prepared with a litany of responses (they said they had time right?). By March, these wonderful intentions will have taken a backseat to your other stuff, mainly Netflix and pizza.

All good, I’m not here to judge. I’m here to remind you why reading just isn’t your jam:

1) Recreation reading means you’ll spend your free time… reading.
(Wasn’t school enough?!)

 

2) Learning new words, and their definitions, gives you nausea.

(Knowing the meaning of those words is superfluous)

 

3) Books are so damn heavy. 

(If you wanted to lift, you’d go to the gym)

 

4) Books give you too much time away from the screen.

(Going to check the FBSnapInstaTwitverse now)

5) Legit, there’s no time to read books.

(Who has time for all those words without pictures anyway?!)

 

6) You might use intelligent sounding words in conversation.

(Dropping a linguistic mic only works with your nerdy/brilliant friends)

7) You read enough.(Social media counts right?)

And, if you really want to read more next year, check out How to Love Reading (Again).

Happy New Year and may 2017 be fabulous to you!

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