Reading has always been my favorite hobby (minus the few years in university where I was bogged down by books that I didn’t want to read). I’ve shared so many times how I love the library and it keeps me from going broke. I posted this a few weeks ago and had a few people asking how I have the time to read.
So today I thought I would share a few ways I find the time in my days to go through the books from the library.
Also, as a side note: a lot of people have asked over the years where I hear about so many books to begin with. And it really is a variety of sources; sometimes people will recommend some on Instagram/blogs/etc, or I’ll go to Amazon looking for one book and I’ll check out the similar books that they list underneath, or when I’m reading one book they will often mention a few different books, and when I hear about these I either request them from the library right away, add it to a list to request soon, or if my library doesn’t have it I’ll add it to my Amazon wishlist and check at a later date to see if my library gets it in.
Now, on to how I go through so many books:
I Don’t Finish Every Book
When I was younger I felt bad if I didn’t finish I book I started so I made sure to always finish every single book. Now I’ve realized that life is too short (and free time too precious) to waste time reading books I don’t want to or that aren’t catching my interest. This is a huge reason I love the library, if I don’t read the book I’m not wasting any money.
Always Take One With You
If I’m going to be sitting in a waiting room or going somewhere that I will be waiting for more than two minutes I’ll make sure to throw a book or two into my purse.
and on the same note . . .
Always Have One Close By
I like to have at least one book in the kitchen/living room area and then the majority of my stack is beside my bed. This way I have a book (or nine) for reading in bed and I have a couple for grabbing when I have a few minutes when making supper or if I have a few seconds to sit on the couch.
Put Aside a Few Minutes to Read Before Bed
Even 10 minutes spent reading before bed will add up over the course of the week.
Get Multiple Books Out at a Time
I find that being able to see the stacks of books I have around the house gives me the motivation to get through my book because I want to go on to another one. And also, if I don’t feel like reading one type of book one day I probably have a different genre sitting around that I would be interested in reading at that moment.
Every Minute Counts
That’s really the key here. I hardly get an hour at a time to read, my books are mostly read in short 5-10 minute time spans that just add up over time.
How about you, how do you find time to read?comment using Disqus