The nights are drawing in – are you ready for Winter?
That’s right – Winter’s here and although that does mean that you’ll be spending less time outside, enjoying the lovely outside world, this is also a perfect time to get reading more.
With the nights closing in that much earlier, why not find yourself some cheap books and stay tucked inside home, instead of braving the nasty weather outside?
It can be difficult to develop a good reading habit during the summer months, when the weather is fine and the days are long – however, once the cold Winter weather comes blowing in, it becomes remarkably easier to simply forget about your social life and get lost in a book. Reading is an activity that truly demands your attention for long periods of time, making it a perfect hobby to pick up during the Winter.
In respect to the oncoming nights of darkness and inevitable solitude, we’re going to run through some of the things that you can do this Winter to improve your reading skill:
Stay wrapped up warm
The Winter is a tough time for all of us Brits, mostly because of the bitingly chilly weather that plagues the entire country. In order for you to be able to keep your personal reading skills up to scratch during this Winter you need stay wrapped up warm. Maintaining a consistent, healthy temperature is really important should you wish to remain focused whilst you read. For maximum warmth try a winning combination of thick fur pom pom hats and thick Mongolian lambswool scarf.
Keep your library stocked
The long, dark Winter stretches on for months on end – are you sure you’ll have enough books to read in the mean time? Knowing how dangerous the outside world is during this time, you’ll want to make sure that you have as many books around you as possible. This means ordering and buying as many as possible, before the temperature outside simply becomes to cold to survive in.
Don’t run out of food
If you want to live out this Winter, you’re going to need more than just books to survive. Most human beings need at least 1,200 calories to survive every day – when the weather is as bad as it is now, you might even need more. Running out of food mid-Winter can be a real pain and will inevitably force you outside of the house, not ideal when you consider how many roving groups of bandits are around from November to February.
Watch out for raiders
Large bands of bandits and raiders have been patrolling the Winter wastes for the last few years now, sometimes stretching out a quick trip to the shop from 15 minutes to an interminable 3 months (depending on the quality of shackles that the raiders use to restrain you). If you absolutely must leave the house then it’s vital to keep your wits about you. Try not to travel alone. If you have no other choice then be prepared run for your life. Raiders often have limited libraries, so capture at their hands might well put your reading skill back by a few years.
Stay calm at all times
Winter can be a really rough time for everyone – freezing winds, roaming raiders and fell beasts make this a treacherous time to learn to read, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try to improve your reading skill! Just remember to wrap at warm, keep well stocked up in food and stay calm.