Do you schedule time to read?
I’ve gone over, under, and around this question for a while, and it’s made me curious about other readers’ habits. I think I could read from sun up to sun down, and most hours of the night, except that my family requires attention. Adulting is hard. My days are fairly routine, which means that I usually know what to expect, from reading my Bible when I first wake up to getting the kids started on their schoolwork at the same time every day. It’s not a perfect schedule. We mix things up from time to time.
But reading is a constant that I’ve come to depend on.
When the kids were smaller and I worked a full-time job, I didn’t feel like I had time to read. I sold almost all of my books and settled into a space and time in life where reading became obsolete. Now that I’m back to reading, I hoard my reading time like a dragon guarding treasure. It’s important to me in a way that it wasn’t before, and every afternoon between 3 and 5, I read.
Do I also grab a book during every spare second? Yes! Except I’m the type of reader who doesn’t like stopping in the middle of a chapter, so that gets interesting :) I’m also the type who will start a physical book, a Kindle book, and an audiobook so that I always have options when life (aka disruptions) happen.
Escaping into a story is one of my favorite pastimes. What about you?