Do you read in the morning at night, tucked up away avoiding all your responsibilities? At the moment I’m finding it harder and harder to fit in reading around just life in general, last year I just took a break from blogging, I just didn’t have the focus to include everything I wanted to in the day so I just found it easier to completely not focus on blogging at all. I was still reading though, just a bit less, and sometimes I think it’s just nicer to not have to focus on the review, this could also have something to do with the fact I’m fairly useless at taking notes while reading and until recently was also pretty awful at writing reviews straight away. (Since downloading an app to do all my scheduling for me I’m so much better!)
I used to pretty much take a book in my handbag nearly everywhere I went, waiting for a bus, awesome time to read, never quite got the hang of reading on the bus without wanting to vomit but hey live and learn. Basically though any opportunity there was to read I took it. It was even easier when I finally relented and got myself a Kindle, instead of huge clunky books taking up all the room in my bag, just whip out the Kindle and hundreds of books at my fingertips. Of course, I would then proceed to forget to charge it but that’s a whole other problem.
Now that I have to drive quite a bit more I thought Audiobooks would be the way to go but for the life of me I just can’t get myself into them, at first I thought it was just the voice of the reader, there wasn’t exactly anything wrong with it I just couldn’t focus. After a few more attempts though I had to come to the sad conclusion that I just get too distracted to be able to really follow a story through while listening, not driving didn’t really help either, it turns out unless I’m laying with my eyes closed my mind just seems to drift off on its own. Also didn’t help that people just assumed I was listening to music so it was fine to interrupt, apparently it’s a lot scarier to have the possibility of a book to come flying at you then just interrupting someone wearing headphones.
At the moment I manage to fit in reading right before bed, once I know I have nothing else to do and before I go to sleep, this also results in a lot less sleep as I don’t exactly like to stop at a certain time but hey that’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make!
So when do you guys fit your reading in? Night/Day/Huddled in a corner avoiding everyone? Let me know!