i want to read but loose patience while reading the book..

India
January 1, 2007 4:16pm CST
I love bookreading..that is reading storybooks and short stories...but i m a grown up now..i need to increase my level to novels..but when i pick-up a novel to read i quickly loose interst in it and leave the book in the middle. My mom is ffed-up of my this habit...I need a serious help on this..please do reply with sensible suggestions..thank you
13 responses
• United States
2 Jan 07
I usually don't have a problem reading but lately I can't consentrate. I read white oleanders in a few days but I've been reading paint it black (by the same auther) for two months and just can't seem to get through it. I am determined to finish it but it might take til next new years.
• India
10 Jan 07
wish you all the best to complete your task....but how do you get interest in reading books continuosly for hours???
@telzzz (66)
• Spain
14 Jan 07
I, too think its a good idea to get the right novel for you. I could be that you are choosing books that don't really grab you from page 1, or they are tediously written or just not of a subject that interests you. Everyone is different and has different likes and dislikes, so what might be interesting to me might bore the socks off another person (although I have to say Steven King writes some good ones, if you like scary stuff!). So if you can't get into a book, for whatever reason, try something else. If you think that's an expensive way of doing it, why not join a local library, then if you don't like the book you've just borrowed, take it back and try another one - iots for free!
@oneelf (175)
• Russian Federation
14 Jan 07
you just must imagine what you reading very clearly. And to read what you like. Try to imagine clearer and clearer
• United States
14 Jan 07
What type of stories do you like to read about. Is it fantasy, fiction, non-fiction, histories? Many books I find that I cant get into because they start off very dry and no intrigue. I almost need a drop in intro to the book to hook me till the end. there are times that there are exceptions where the first chapter or two are hard to muddle through but afterward the hook grabs you. There have been only a hand full of books i'd recommend bbut you have to be prepared to read any were from 400 pages to 1000 pages. they are: Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand), Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert Heinland)also the shortest book in length, Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams), and just about any novel written by Jacqueline Carey. Hope this helps. Sometimes it helps if you can find excerpts of novels that sound interesting and read them and see if it something you really want to read.
@goldjay (465)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Sounds like you need to figure out what type of book you really like and then get a good one that you just can't put down! Go ask a librarian to recommend a book that is really good reading for the type of story you like (romance, mystery, etc) Good luck
@hiitssomu (657)
• United States
12 Jan 07
the main thing what i understnad from your topic is you are a kind of stormy in nature. you can not make yourself to engage in a same work for long time. and you are also want to get the readymade results. you can't wait for a result to come out with patient. am I right ..? first u have to change this habit. it is very easy to change this habit. try to read a very interesting story (may be good but little long fiction), which will help you keep seated for a while. practise this one for a while may be two to three long story like this and they try a little novel (not too big) of your favorite writer. Let me know if it helps you .. good luck
12 Jan 07
I will repeat a suggestion that mostly everybody else has given here. Choose something that interests you. I have read books in 2 days and still have unfinished books lying around after having them for a few years, sometimes you find a book that you just can't put down.
@olaff123 (434)
• Namibia
12 Jan 07
Why is your mom fed-up with this? You're not reading for her pleasure, are you? I actually suffered from the opposite, I used to read at least 4 hours a day, 1500 - 2000 pages a week. I had to reign it in and balance my life with other activities. Good luck, in any case, and hope you find the right author to get you to the next level!
• Pakistan
12 Jan 07
you dont have to force yourself to read :) maybe you can keep reading short stories for now if you cant get yourself to read novels...moreover, there are mature short stories too...i'd suggest you read "TO CUT A LONG STORY SHORT" by JEFFERY ARCHER... Then there are all sorts of magzines when good articles like the National Geographic and Reader's Digest... Lastly, i'd suggest u read an interesting novel which is hard to put down...like a mystery novel... good luck :)
• United States
12 Jan 07
If you lose patience that often, then maybe you should reconsider the book. However, if it's a required book, try some visualization techniques.
@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Well, you don't have to read the novel all at once. Read until you lose interest, put it down, and then pick it up later. Some books take awhile to get through. Also, maybe the subject matters you're reading aren't interesting to you. So, you should choose subjects that keep you interested. Maybe novellas (short novels) would also work. But, I personally believe any reading you do on your own should be enjoyable. If you like reading short stories or storybooks (and never think you're too old for them) then there's nothing wrong with reading them.
@Garcia5 (78)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Try Richard Stark's Parker Novels. If you ever saw Mel Gibson in Payback thats Starks work, sort of. Short books and to the point.
@anyablue (363)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I would continue reading short stories. Eventually you'll find an author you enjoy. Also, maybe you should try reading non-fiction. Try reading about history, science, or philosphy. Sometimes reading non-fiction can feel more useful since you are also learning.