I have blamed my work and the time I have invested into renovating the old house I bought back in 2016 for my lack of reading, but I know these are merely an excuses. In all honesty, I have wasted the little free time I do have by substituting the reading of great books with the browsing of internet media nonsense. Rather than read one of the thousands of books I have yearned to read, I perused newspapers, blogs, and YouTube videos online instead.
Needless to say, my reading muscles have grown quite flabby and atrophied as a result. Perhaps this is part of the reason I have been so horribly fooled by some rather mediocre books in the past few years. Regardless, I will build my reading muscles back up again, starting today. The one-to-three hours I had spent browsing online content will now go toward books. I am certain the change will improve the overall quality of my life and return to me, what is slowly becoming, an almost forgotten pleasure.