Ah, summer. As a kid, one of my favorite things about summer was the endless hours of reading time it brought. In my bed, on the couch, outside under the tree . . . it didn’t matter where. As long as I had a book in my hands, I was happy.
This summer, I’ve been watching my kids enjoy those endless days of reading—and I confess I’ve felt a little stab of jealousy. Because somewhere between caring for four kids, making meals, and writing my books, my summer reading time has gotten squeezed a bit over the years. Don’t get me wrong—I love all the other things I get to spend my time doing now. But I sure wouldn’t mind an entire day with nothing else to do but read.
I do manage to squeeze in some reading time every day, though (what’s a day without reading!). And it got me wondering about YOUR reading habits. I thought it’d be fun to have a little survey to see where everyone falls with their summer (and year-round) reading habits. Feel free to mark more than one answer for each question. I’ll include my answer for each question too, just to keep things fair.
My answer: I usually read in the quiet time right before bed.
My answer: Sadly, I usually only find half an hour to an hour to read before I go to sleep.
My answer: Although I usually read in bed, I also adore reading outside whenever I get the chance. Usually on the deck, overlooking the garden.
My answer: I have always been a one-book-at-a-time person, although I will read one fiction and one nonfiction book at time (maybe more nonfiction books, if one is a devotion book and one is a writing book, for example).
My answer: I don’t know that the time of year really impacts how much time I spend reading, at least not the way it did when I was a kid.
My answer: Although I have bookshelves full of physical books, these days I read mostly ebooks.
Giveaway time: What do you think? Were you surprised by any of the answers? Want to add anything to any of them (I realize that multiple choice doesn’t allow for those “in between” answers)? I’d also love to know what you’re reading right now. I’ll gift one random person who comments by June 17 their choice of one of my single-title ebooks.