Are you an avid bookworm? Do you love reading books at any given opportunity? A love of reading can be a great thing to cultivate. In fact, reading could become more than just a hobby and you could use your passion for literature to help improve yourself and help others. Here are just a few ways to get more out of reading.
Take a literature degree
A love of literature could be a route into higher education. By taking an English Literature course, you could dedicate yourself to reading and studying books and hopefully get a qualification out of it. English degrees are very versatile and can be used to achieve all manner of careers, although you may just want to pursue a course as a personal challenge. You can find courses on English Literature at sites like http://www.open.ac.uk.
Join a book club
A book club could be a chance to turn your love of reading into a social opportunity. It’s a chance to discuss books you’ve read and share your views and opinions whilst potentially making new friends in the process. It’s likely that there’s a book club local to you. If not, you may be able to find a club online as found at this site http://www.lcmpa.org. Some books clubs may follow a certain genre or be aimed at certain demographic, whilst others may be open to everyone – do your research to find a club suited to you.
Start a book blog
You could also start a blog as an opportunity to share your views on books you’ve read. Many people find their way into book reviewing this way and some people even make money out of reviewing books online. Many new authors are prepared to pay bloggers to review their works, whilst a successful book blog may be able to make money out of ad revenue alone. You can learn more about launching a book blog here https://www.booktrust.org. An alternative to a blog could be a vlog – if you don’t like writing and feel that video content is more suited to you, vlogging could allow you the same outlet.
Pursue a literature-based career
You may even be able to turn your passion for reading into a career opportunity. A book blog is just one example of this, however there are many other careers that could allow you to follow your passion. A librarian is an obvious career choice that allows you to surround yourself in books. Alternatively, you could become a teacher and encourage a love of reading in others. There are then jobs within the literary industry such as publishing, literary PR and proofreading/editing. You can find a more comprehensive list of literature-oriented careers here at https://www.careeraddict.com.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.