Enriching your Dinner Party ConversationPosted: October 8, 2012
The other day I wrote about the benefits of audio books. Listening to audiobooks can elevate your own reading ability, better your speaking ability, increase your vocabulary, and help you learn to focus better.
They also can help your enjoyment of reading.
However, don’t forget to pick up a real book once in a while!
If you haven’t found a genre that interests you, I would like to make a suggestion…
Start out in the kids or teen sections of the library!
Yes! This really works. You can learn new things, and you don’t have to feel overwhelmed by the volume of words in front of you.
For example, what if you hear a news story about American politician Nancy Pelosi? You become curious about her background.
You go to the library or the bookstore and come up with a 184 page $35.00 edition that looks like it might put you to sleep before you find out if you are interested in reading the entire book.
Then you remember the children’s section. You just want to start with a taste of what she has to offer… There you find a 48 page $8 edition of a biography that has just enough information for you to feel that you have learned a bit about her background – enough to decide that you want that other book, after all.
I know this sounds simplistic, and you certainly wouldn’t use this juvenile book as a research resource, but it truly works as an introductory tool.
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