How to Be Interesting

Read books.

Seriously. It really is that simple. If you read books you will never lack for something interesting to say. But since I usually write more than that, here goes:

I know what you’re thinking. I don’t have time. I don’t like to read. Well, I have a story to tell you.

When it all began…

My love of reading started when I was a little girl. My beautiful momma would take all of us 3 girls to the library (NOT AN EASY ENDEAVOR lol) and check out books full of wonderful stories and beautiful illustrations. Here’s one of them!

As I got older, I had a great teacher in 8th grade who nurtured my love of reading by having all of her students write in a journal about the story we were reading and she would make suggestions based on whether or not we liked our current book. She recommended this one to me:

I was skeptical at first but then I. was. hooked.

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Then college happened. I was so busy reading horribly boring and expensive text books that I stopped reading for pleasure. But I never forgot reading. I always missed it in the back of my mind. I always had a desire to read more books.

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Then, while watching YouTube, I discovered this book:

This was the first book that kicked off my reading again, and I went to my local library and devoured several more self-help books including,

which made me realize I DID have time to read, even if it was only 10 minutes a day!

Then I went back to school and amidst the text books I still managed to read more than 20 books in one year! And I haven’t stopped. As you avid readers know, one book leads to another…isn’t that wonderful?

Books can take you on all sorts of adventures, just ask Maggie o’The Valley, she’ll tell you all about that! The next book adventures I want to take is to pick berries with my family, just like in this book:

I googled “pick berries near me” and I found this place! 

Sometimes I even use books as a distraction and I listen to them. Have you ever tried an audiobook? It’s great for when you are folding laundry, driving, or cleaning your house.

So even though you think you may not have time to read, or that you wouldn’t enjoy it, give it a try. You might be surprised. And you’ll definitely become a much more interesting person.

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