AUTHOR: FRANK OSEI NYAME
”Knowing how to read and not reading books is like
owning skis and not skiing, owning a board and never riding a wave,
or, well, having your favourite sandwich in your hand and not eating it.
If you owned a telescope that would open up the
entire universe for you would you try to find reason for not looking through it?
Because that is exactly what reading is all about;
it opens up the universe of humour, of adventure, of romance,
of climbing the highest mountain, of diving in the deepest sea.
I dare you all, test your strength”
The quote above is an excerpt from a letter Chuck Jones – a legendary animator, screen writer and director – wrote to his class advising them of the need to constantly read. Read the full letter here. He lets us understand how silly it will be of us to know how to read but not reading.
In this article,I will bring to light who ”A Fanatic Reader” is and a few basic need-to-dos to get you up and on your way to becoming more than just an average reader.
Now, note that becoming a fanatic reader does not mean having piles of books in every corner of your home or office, or reading every time, everywhere, all the time – well unless you found an ancient treasure under your bed and you don’t have to ever work again, in which case shutting yourself in a library will be ideal. Rather, becoming a fanatic reader simply means cultivating the discipline in the art of reading. Continue reading THE FANATIC READER : Who Is And How To Be