I just graduated from college and realized that during my time in the ivory tower I lost my attention span for leisurely reading (STEM major). How do I get it back again? It would be a useful tool now that I'm unemployed with no job prospects.
start with some easy to read, fun books. after my first semester of computer science I tried really hard to get into reading again, and it didn't work out at first. The following helped:
- Confessions of a Mask by Mishima (probably the only novel about "the gay experience" worth reading, because it's actually a well written book)
- Selected Poems of WB Yeats (I had already liked poetry a lot, but sitting in the sunset reading Yeats' early irishy poems drove me uncontrollably into poetry again)
- V. by Pynchon (I don't like Pynchon as a novelist at all, but V. is a fun book. Don't take it as an academic one, though. It's nothing more than an intelligently written, silly first novel.)
- Dostoevsky (well, I didn't read him because I think he's almost unreadably boring, but most people seem to like him for some reason)
>probably the only novel about "the gay experience" worth reading
>I didn't read him because I think he's almost unreadably boring
>I don't like Pynchon as a novelist at all
OP just ignore this retard, even if he recommended some decent stuff.
It's tricky, innit?
When I was in Highschool, I could read, but couldn't use formula's.
Then I went on to study physics. I stopped reading, started calculating.
Now I'm going back to doing stuff/jobs that require human interaction: I fail most courses now.
Focussing on both is hard bro