Scheduling everything?

Reading time: < 1 min

My birthday is in a few weeks and, as is the way of things, I’ve been asked for a few suggestions for presents.

Apparently “nothing” isn’t an option though, so I did some thinking and googling and as ever came up with a few books that caught my eye.

The problem is that I already have 31 books in my “to read” list (which is missing a further 7 or 8 I think) so it seems a little pointless asking for more.

But the thing is, I like books. I do like reading I just don’t seem to make the time.

So I’m going to try scheduling some time for reading. I already have “get off your arse and go to the gym” in my calendar, so why not set aside a few hours a week specifically to get me back in the habit of reading.

That’s the plan.

It does seem, I dunno, wrong, to be forcing myself to read. Shouldn’t it be an enjoyable activity, something to while away a few lazy hours here and there? A way to lose myself in the depths of another time or place, escape the daily drudgery, and indulge my emotions.

All of these things, and more, are why I enjoy reading so I’m hoping that, by recreating the habit, I’ll re-learn the pleasure that can be had reading a good book.

Long time blogger, geek of many things, random photographer and writer of nonsense. Doing my best to find a balance.
3 comments
  1. Could you read whilst on an exercise bike, in the bath, or by deliberately arriving early for things and so having time to kill?

  2. If you’ve got out of any habit, it can be an effort to start again. But worthwhile, don’t you think?

  3. Advance happy birthday. make it a happit and spend some of your time reading to your book.

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