Not quite sure how to get into reading? Then this blog is for you! Whether you want to get into reading for pleasure or need to read texts to pass exams, we’ve got you covered. Understanding Literature is a personal blog designed to help break through this daunting task. It will help you approach different types of literature for the first time.

Why get into reading?

It may surprise you, but research has shown that reading can reduce stress by 68%. In fact, reading for just six minutes a day can unlock this astonishing stress relieving effect. Therefore, it doesn’t have to be as big a commitment as you may think. 

but literature is boring…

Most people are familiar with the definition of literature as “written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit.” This definition makes literature sound like a high-brow topic, but thankfully it is only part of the story. Literature isn’t just about classic works like Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre anymore (although if you do want to read works like these, there’s content for you on this blog too). As time has gone on, the definition of literature has been adapted to include other forms of work such as graphic novels, comics and even children’s picture books. As a general rule of thumb, if it’s written to be read, then it’s literature. The whole thought about needing to get into reading seems a bit less intimidating, right?

 Different circumstances

However, what if you don’t want to get into reading, but you have to? Some people need to read texts to complete courses or exams, and it’s fair to say not everyone enjoys this (even seasoned readers). This blog also contains up-to-date information to help you find the most enjoyment out of reading under such circumstances. You never know, you might just surprise yourself!

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