Oct. 21, 2022

136. Why Is It So Hard To Read As We Age?

Why does reading, something that gives us so much joy, seem so difficult? Does listening to an audiobook count as reading? Today, Terri & Melissa talk about their difficulties with reading as they age. Melissa comes in with the science of why it...


Why does reading, something that gives us so much joy, seem so difficult? Does listening to an audiobook count as reading?

Today, Terri & Melissa talk about their difficulties with reading as they age. Melissa comes in with the science of why it may be harder to read as we age. Look below for great lists of how to make reading a habit again, what the Washington Times suggests you read at what age and what the Fairfax County Library says about audiobooks.

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RESOURCES AND SOURCES :

 

https://nerdfighteria.info/v/sSlM2yV7ZcM/ has a youtube video in there (for those of us who don’t like to read lol

 

https://www.alexbirkett.com/why-you-should-read-50-books-a-year/  Should we go for 50 books in 2023?

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/entertainment/books/100-books-for-the-ages/

To jumpstart reading we can use these ideas:

https://www.mindjoggle.com/best-books-start-reading-habit/

 

For tips on how to develop the reading habit, this article seemed more detailed than the simple “turn off your phone…”

 

https://nickwignall.com/reading-habit/

 

 

Books with over 50 characters https://bookgirlsguide.com/books-with-characters-in-their-50s/

From The Fairfax County public library: Is Audiobook listening Considered Reading 

 

 

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