What Happened When I (Tried to) Read 30 Books in 30 Days” popped up in the Firefox New Tab, Pocket recommendations but stopped a bit abruptly in the recommendations to read more. I have a few tricks I like to use to accomplish more productive reading.


Regardless of whether you prefer print or digital books load up a few and download them to your phone. I know this sounds obvious but instead of looking at Instagram or Twitter when waiting in a queue or dare I say sitting on a toilet (don’t lie to yourself we all do it) open up a book and read a page or two. Here are some other quick read ideas to get more reading in when you’re alone and not ignoring friends and family.

  • Read while eating a meal
  • Read while drinking
  • Read a page before checking social media every damn time.


I like to set a minimum limit on reading such as 20 minutes or until the end of the chapter. I suggest a manageable and practical goal. If you want to read a whole book every day go for it but be realistic.

Kidding aside, don’t bring printed books into the restroom unless they stay there. That just not right.


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