Finding the Time To Read

I’ve been talking lots about my 100 books read this year. As of today, my Goodreads.com page says I’m at 110 books, but who’s counting?  The question I have gotten the most is: How in the world do you find time to read?  The question is a good one, relavant, but always makes me scratch my head in wonder.  My question back is usually, “How do you find time NOT to read?” I honestly can’t imagine not reading, so it is perplexing to me. With so many free books available through the library, Kindle, e-readers, etc., reading has become more available than any time in history.  I’d  say 70% of the books on my list were either from the library,  free on Kindle, or less than $5.

With all of that said, here are some things I do to fit reading around my day .  my day around reading.

  • After all three girlies are on the bus, I sit with a cup of coffee and read before I start my daily activities.
  • I carry my Kindle with me in my purse so I can choose the “text to voice” option through my van radio.
  • I wear headphones while shopping so I can listen to a book. This has made the whole shopping process a whole lot more fun. I hate shopping.
  • I take a little bit after lunch and before Belle gets off the bus to read.
  • If the book is really interesting, I literally carry it around the house with me and read a few paragraphs as I’m emptying the dishwasher, folding laundry, or vacuuming.  Yes, this is all possible.  🙂
  • I read before bed.

That’s it. Reading is super important to me, so I make it happen.  Does that answer the question?

One thought on “Finding the Time To Read

  • December 28, 2011 at 4:45 am
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    I love to read too but seems the only chance I can do this is right before I go to sleep. A page or two before I literally fall asleep just doesn’t make it:( My goal for 2012 is to unclutter my life and read more!

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