Musing Monday: Reading Time

May 10, 2010

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Just One More Page.

Today’s Musing Mondays post is about used reading time. Do you have to carve out time for reading due to work or other obligations? Or does your reading just happen naturally?

I really wish that I could say that reading time always happens naturally for me, but this is no longer the case. I’m working on it, though!

A few months ago, when I really started getting heavily back into reading after a bit of a hiatus due to school and starting out my career, I always had to make sure to carve out time for reading around work, social events, and other obligations. I had to consciously think, today I’m going to sit down and read for at least an hour at some point. That was a start, and got me back into the habit, and remembering how much I enjoy curling up with a book.

Since then, it’s become more ingrained, but I still have to make a conscious effort from time to time. I’ve gone back to carrying at least one book around with me wherever I go, which means that I now read on the subway, while standing in line, during breaks at school … it’s become more of a subconscious habit. At home, it’s definitely now more of a natural thing – I’ll just pick up a book instead of watching tv or playing on my computer, which is something I definitely missed for the last few years.

6 Comments

  • Iris May 10, 2010 at 10:23 am

    It really depends on how busy I am. If I’m “okayish” busy reading sort of happens, but if I’m really busy I have to reserve time or lately allow myself not to read, because I need all the time I have for studies.

  • caite@a lovely shore breeze May 10, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I find, the better the book I am reading, the more time to read I find in my day.

  • Susan (Bloggin' 'Bout Books) May 10, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Reading comes very naturally to me. Very, very few days in my life have gone by when I haven’t read AT LEAST a page of SOMETHING. With little kids, though, I have to take advantage of every little snippet of time I get, so I read while I feed the baby, while I eat, while I sit in the car waiting for my son to get out of school, etc.

    BTW: I found you through the Blog Hop 🙂

  • Amy May 10, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    When I first graduated University / started my career I found I had to make time for reading as well. During my university days I didn’t read all that much. I am so glad that I started making time for it because now I am back to reading lots, and it comes naturally. I also make sure to always have a book with me to read in lines / on buses / during breaks / any chance I get 🙂

  • irene May 10, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Good to hear that you’ve come back to reading.

  • Nise' May 10, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Like you, it is a habit for me now.

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