Monday, June 8, 2009

Musing Monday

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about reading time…

Do you have a set reading time (before bed, perhaps)? Do you read more at night or during the day? Is there a day of the week, perhaps, that you set aside to catch up on reading?

I really don't have a certain reading time, because for me, any spare time is always reading time. I naturally read just before bedtime, but I run into the same problem as Rebecca - many times I get caught up in the book and have to finish reading, sacrificing sleep for a storyline.

Many times I try to read in the mornings, but this can also cause me problems. I've used the excuse, "Sorry, I overslept" way too many times, all because I just had to finish one more chapter.

The hour before I start cooking supper at night is the one hour every day I know I will be reading. The job is over, housework is done and the nightly news is on - my blissful time of day. I can read with one ear on the news, and my hubby usually gives me a 30 minute warning before he is due home. This warning gives me enough time to finish cooking supper, especially if I've gotten caught up in my reading.

I always carry a book with me, so I can capture snippets of "waiting" reading time: in traffic, in the doctor's office, at kids' activities, at the train tracks (I live in a small town, which is totally cut off when a train blows through town), or any other place I may have to wait.

Reading is like everything else, if you love to do it, like I do, then you will carve out any little niche in order to catch some reading time.


judys424 said...

I believe your last statement..there's always something to read and a time and place to read it for the book lover. Happy Monday! :)

gautami tripathy said...

I say..Amen!

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Liz Brooks said...

I read in the evenings, if there is not DVR'd TV to watch. During the summer, that is quite often!

Sassy Brit said...


Yep, I have to agree with that too - that's why I have no set time to read, as such.

Here's mine.

Happy reading!


Nise' said...

I always keep a book with me too for those times of waiting!

Rebecca said...

I completely agree with your last sentence. So many of my friends ask me just where I find the time to read as much as I do, or at all or that matter. I always just tell them, if you WANT to read, if it is something that you love and value, then you will FIND the time.