Did you set a reading goal for 2017? Perhaps your goal is to read a certain number of books during the year? To read a book each month or a book each week? To read along with the Canada Reads debates? Perhaps your goal is to set a great example for your kids? or to read more books to the kids igniting their own thirst for reading? Whatever your goal is, here is a great article by Neil Pasricha which gives suggestions for having more time to read.
I have had the pleasure of meeting Pasricha and reading both The Happiness Equation and The Book of (Holiday) Awesome. I loved hearing him speak about how his life had changed in a positive way and how he seeks out happiness.
For me, books make me happy. I love the feel of them (especially the ones with rough pages), the crisp smell of new pages, the sound of the page turning and the joy of getting lost in a story. I have fond memories of weekly trips to the library and lazy summer days in the hammock with a book.
I love hearing about other readers and appreciated reading Pasricha’s example of Stephen King who has been seen reading while waiting in line at the movies. I have heard that he brings books to baseball games too!
When do I read? Whenever I have a chance. We rarely have adult programs on the TV. I read before bed and I listen to books during my commute. If I am in a waiting room or have a few minutes, I read. It is a rare day that passes without having a book in my hand.
What is your goal? How do you squeeze in a little extra time reading?
My goal this year is to read 90 books and to read more diversely. I rarely watch TV, so reading is how I unwind. I also like to utilize audiobooks when I’m in the car and while doing housework.
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