What genre of books do you usually read?
If you continue reading for a while, you will find the tendency of the genre of what you read. However, if you stick to the specific genre too much, there would be a less chance for encountering new books.
Therefore, I would like to recommend this time, omnibus book (anthology book).
I was helped by anthology books in order to expand the scope of my reading. I would like to introduce the advantages of the antholoy book while also including my experience.
The advantages of anthology books
An anthology book is a book that collects sentences (works) from various authors under a specific theme.
Some people may be avoiding it somehow, but anthology books have a lot of advantages.
◆ You can touch various styles
One of the causes that people struggle for trying to read works by new writer is “having hard time on the style”.
However, getting used to various styles is a great weapon in your reading life.
Knowing different styles means having different thinking circuits.
In everyday life, when listening to and discussing other people’s stories, it helps to understand if you know the appropriate styles of various expressions and situations.
People with intellectual depth can use a wide range of styles, from hard styles to humorous soft styles.
◆ My world spreads
The main reason to recommend reading anthology books is that “the breadth of interest expands.”
Knowing one’s unknown world through anthology books is an opportunity to be humble and also leads to gaining new perspectives.
In these days in this diverse society, don’t you think it may be very important to know different perspectives in different fields?
◆ We can read easily in a short time
Even if you don’t have time to sit down at the desk, you can easily finish reading one story and that’s a good point of the anthology. The ease of finish reading in such a short time like during one train ride can be uniqueness of an anthology book.
◆ It is hard to be discouraged
The work included in the anthology book is the highlight of a long story, or it is a short, cool story. In other words, there are many works that can be read at once.
So, you don’t have to remember complicated relationships like when you read a long novel, or you don’t have to experience like “the discouragement of stop reading after 120 pages”.
Anthology book is a gateway to the unknown
An anthology book is a guide that can meet unexpected masterpieces.
If you don’t know what to read, or if you are getting tired of reading books recently, I recommend that you take a look at the anthology book.
If you feel resistance to the anthology book, why don’t you try one book at a second hand bookstore for the time being?
This content is originally created by BOOKOFF ONLINE in Japan.