Sunday, June 10, 2012
Hi guys! First...I want to thank you all so much for your comments last week on my various bloggiversary posts. I can't tell you guys how much you make me smile, or laugh, and even sometimes cry. But all in very very good ways. I actually wanted to do more last week but life got in the way and my blogging fizzled out a bit. That's how it goes, huh?
The other day I had an AWESOME idea for a Sunday Salon topic. Sadly I failed to write it down and the idea has vanished completely. Don't you hate when that happens? Especially as it seems to be either feast or famine here--I'll have more ideas than I have time for or plenty of time but nothing to write. I could just ramble your ears off but I think I do enough of that already.
So instead, I thought I would ask you guys about your reading habits.
Would it surprise you to learn that I rarely think to myself, "Ooooh, I've got a few minutes to spare! Maybe I'll pick up my book." Don't get me wrong, I looooourve to read but usually there seem to be 10 million other things that also need to be done (like writing this Sunday Salon post on Saturday morning while the babe is napping). And that's not to say that there aren't days when I take every single opportunity I'm given to read a few pages in my book, because I'm thinking that Stephen King and I have a date with the LazyBoy later today...
Most days, though, my reading time looks like this: Listening to audiobook on the way to work. Maybe reading during my lunch break (if I'm not catching up on email/comments/blogs or working out). Listening to my audiobook on the way home from work. Maybe reading for thirty minutes before bed--this probably works out every other day. Unfortunately I can't read with the tv on. In fact, I was "anonymous...in bed" for Jenn's A Little Book Told Me So feature.
I think of it as scheduled reading and when that time is taken away from me (like busy season when lunches are shortened), I get cranky and restless. I've actually pondered getting up earlier to read before leaving for work (sometimes I do read before work if I'm really early). We schedule time for workouts and even for dinner. Why not schedule time for reading? Or does this idea seem silly.
So I'm wondering--how do you carve out time to read? Do you "schedule" it for specific times during the day or just pick up a book at will? Are there days when you don't read anything at all (gasp!)? Do you have specific reading habits in order to fit your reading time in?
And please, this post is not about not having time to read.
Also--for the two giveaways last week.
1. Winner of any book I've reviewed is Melissa from Avid Reader's Musings!
2. Winner of Puffin Classic is Rebecca (RivkaBelle) from A Word's Worth