We are living in the digital age and while a lot of book lovers are still nostalgic for the older and more simple times when a book was the ultimate form of entertainment and education at the same time, the wheels of time are not going to turn back. That being said, books might have shifted greatly from paper to electronic screens, but that has had little effect on the mind of the avid reader because a good novel is always going to be a great read, irrespective of whether it’s on Kindle or on paper. However, if you really want to immerse yourself into a plot without getting pulled back into the real world in the middle of the reading session, you will need to invest some time and a bit of money into creating that perfect reading environment, right inside your home.
Find a Comfortable Chair
This holds more importance than you will ever actively realize but rest assured that when your body is in a comfortable position, your mind finds it the easiest to be completely immersed in a book. Therefore, take your time, try out a number of chairs before you find the one which makes you the most comfortable. Lying on your stomach and reading books make for great pictures, but when you actually want to be engrossed for a long period of time, you need to sit and put your back in a comfortable position. Lying on your back on the bed or a cushy bed of grass is another option for short time reading, but unless you have the stamina of an antelope, your hands will tire and that will take you out of the experience every few minutes. Find that comfortable chair with armrests and a leaned back design; you will never regret it.
Burn the Right Candles
The profound olfactory effect of quality reading candles on your overall reading experience is something that will actually astound you when you set light to one for the first time. Handmade candles from FrostBeard Studio come in various scents that can make the readers forget where they are and what year it is. For example, the Bookstore Soy Candle carries scents of leather, mahogany, and coffee to instantly make your reading room feel like a classic bookstore from the days of old. Try the Old Books Soy Candle if you miss that nostalgic scent of old paperbacks and dusty shelves full of enchanting novels in a library.
Select Your Background Music Carefully
Unless you are someone who insists on reading in complete silence, your reading experience will benefit from soothing background music. Besides, a lot of us live in loud homes and neighborhoods, so playing adequate ambient music to drown out the noise is preferable in such places. Classical music played on a low volume is always a good choice, but make sure that the tracks befit the story you are reading.
When you are smelling old books, listening to immersive music that drowns out noise, and your body is as comfortable as it possibly can be, you may just be able to finish even some of the worst fiction of the year, without minding too much that you just wasted your time on reading something that you should have probably skipped!