Hi and welcome to the Les Perras dot com podcast.
You're listening to episode 290.
And today I want to talk about reading.
I wasn't a reader when I was young.
Well, that's not saying much.
Probably you weren't either.
At one point I learned how to read, but that wasn't enough.
There was a problem I didn't want to read.
Playing outside was more fun.
Playing lego in my room was more fun.
Was more fun.
Even just talking with people was more fun.
I had points though where I was bored and my mother knew reading was important.
It could change your life.
I believe reading could have and has in my case changed my life.
So she got books for me.
Now, I got these books.
I looked at them and I wasn't interested.
My mother was quite clever.
She said, ok, let's bribe this boy, she offered me $1 for every book that I read.
It got me to read and it was cheap for her because she only ever gave me $1.
I read one book.
I got $1.
After that I was hooked.
I kept reading the books.
I, on the outside, I pretended I didn't like them but inside I really enjoyed them.
Then the next revolution happened.
What happened was I discovered a book on my own.
My mother didn't bring it home for me.
I remember I read comics, asterisk comics.
And that made me want to read more.
But I, but I didn't want to read the chapter books that were just text until I found a book called The Hobbit.
My sister said that I would like it.
I became interested.
She said it was a little bit too difficult for me.
I was too young.
I became more interested because I love challenges.
So I read the Hobbit and I fell in love.
I started reading more and more.
And before you know it, I was discovering new genres, fantasy, science fiction.
And then shall we say literature.
As I grew, I started reading more and more nonfiction.
Today I read almost completely nonfiction.
I don't read fiction anymore.
It's not because it's bad.
It's because I, I have a limited time and I want to read with a purpose.
How about you? Do you read a lot? What do you read? And what's your purpose for reading? Put your answers in the comments below if you're interested.
I'd love to read them.
Thanks for listening.