I’ve been reading up on modern physics since camp ended to try and get back into the swing things. After finally figuring out math of Hawking Radiation and how holographic information theory works i broached books with fewer pictures and more equations.
I got most of these texts from the library and as the difficulty level increased the page on which the previous reader left their bookmark decreased. Each one of these passes left me giddy and reinvigorated and probably helped me finish in a few cases.
I imagine I’m not the only person who gets this feeling of triumph from beating someone else at reading. I think we should sprinkle fake bookmarks through children’s books as a way to encourage reading and through more advanced works to reward adults for finishing legitimate literature.