I have been re-discovering murder mysteries! I finished The Girl on the Train a short time ago and am currently reading The Bones of You. Nothing remarkable about that right! So I have challenged myself, not to read a certain number, or only to read at a particular time, no I have challenged myself not to read the last chapter first. And it is driving me nuts!
I know many people think that is just weird because it ruins the book, but I always read the last chapter first and then go to the beginning and read it through. The clues make so much more sense when I know what I am looking for or supposed to be noticing about a particular character, or thinking no I definitely would not have seen that coming. Added to that I get 45-60 minutes of reading a day in -- not bad right! That time is spent at the gym pounding the cardio machines; so no gym no book giving added incentive to go especially when the book is one of those that you just don't want to put down.
Thrillers, Fantasy, Romance...whatever genre that helps take one away for a short period of time are always fun. Add to that a story line that holds your interest and you have a good combination. All of us need that space from time to time to just enjoy a good read, relax or do whatever it is that captures our attention. It is essential for our well being.
Good reading is about not only the serious, educational elements that we need to read for our work, to generally be informed and so on. Good reading is about enjoying everything, even the murder mysteries and romances, because then we know we are reading for the pure love and joy of reading. So I hope that you are reading something gripping and enjoyable this week.
And No, so far I have not peeked at the last chapter but I have been sorely tempted on more than one occasion! Now its off to get healthy physically and mentally as I hit the machines and get lost in my book.