I’ve always been a firm believer that if you are enjoying a book or just like reading then you make time to read. I have heard (and read on social media) about other people who struggle to fit in reading into their everyday routines due to the hecticness (is that even a word?) of their life. I will admit I use to think well you always have time to read, as you make it by staying up late or things like that, so I have no idea what you are talking about. I cannot think of a better word than that I was a bit of a snob thinking well I can make time to read so it cannot be that hard.
I will put my hands up and admit I was wrong and I apologise to everyone who has been too busy to read as I now feel your pain. It’s not that I haven’t been busy before but this week has been particularly hectic and so this realisation has crept up on me. I have no achievement or anything to show for this last week where I have had no time literally to read, I just have the reason that I was too busy. It has been especially busy at work this last week, I tided and rearrange my room, and have just been ill and tired so reading has taken a backseat. I will shame myself into admitting that in the last week and a half I have only finished 1/2 a book (I had 156 pages to read) and read 89 pages of another. For me this is unusual, as I can finish 2/3 or more books a week depending on how fast I read them. I’m not saying finishing 1/2 a book is not good, it’s just for me this is not much. I really am enjoying the book I am currently reading, it is interesting and I really want to know what happens but I have only managed 89 pages of it so far.
Do you struggle to find time to read? How do you manage this?