Finally, one hot summer, I just decided to pick up one Agatha Christie pocketbook and started reading. I was stunned to see myself finishing the whole book. Ordinarily, when it wasn't on martial arts, I easily fell asleep after reading 2 to 3 pages. But this time, I couldn't stop till I finished the whole thing. I told my dad about it and he looked so accomplished.
That started my reading journey. Since then, I gave my dad another problem--I was spending lots of money and time on reading. Fact was, I even came out of the restroom with piles of books in hand--after spending 2 hours in there reading books while doing what people usually did in restrooms. I almost completely neglected my college course in favor of reading various books, and that made my dad worry.
Now, why read detective fiction this summer?
Simple--so you'd turn out better intellectually equipped come the new school year. And why detective fiction? Because books like this keep you in suspense and asking for more. Never a dull or boring moment. And you get everything--suspense, thriller, mystery, action, romance, and comedy. Well, if you're not a student anymore, it helps you better perform in your career. Here are reasons why:
- It helps you develop analysis and logical thinking
- Develops your attention for detail
- Helps you think sharply and smartly
- It challenges your reasoning and problem solving ability
- It makes you more alert and aware
- It makes you more observant and thorough
- Broadens your imagination
- Enriches your vocabulary and improves grammar
- Helps you write better
- You get to travel "around the world" without leaving home
In fact, I got lots of managerial positions in companies owing greatly to my reading habit more than my schooling--I didn't have any school credentials, actually.
And there's no better time to indulge in reading than in summer when you have more time for hobbies and adventures. Here's a site on mystery-detective e-books to checkout.