Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Making Time for Some Good Reads

Making time to read is one of the changes I've made recently. As I mentioned briefly as one of a few random facts, I finally signed up at Goodreads. It's something I'd thought about before but never really had a chance to investigate. Once I looked around the site a bit, I knew I had to register.

Reading is something that I'd been neglecting over the last year or two, and that was unacceptable to me. I realized that I needed to do better. Even though I can't devote anywhere near as much time to reading as I did in the past, I can certainly do more than I have been.

I also realized that my reading habits have changed. In the past, I read one book at a time, picking up the next book as soon as I finished one, unless they were required reading for courses I was taking. Now, I generally have at least three books going at any given time. Only one of them is fiction, though; I'm just too forgetful to be able to keep track of what happened where. Right now, I'm in the middle of two health-related books and one classic.

I've come across a few reading challenges but haven't signed up for any of them. I think I'll hold off for a while longer.

Do you read as much as you used to--or even more--or have you slacked off the way I did?


Dana said...

I read more now that I used to, which makes for a lot of late nights. Now that I have kids, I find it harder to read during the day, but I always have a book with me for when I can sneak in a couple of pages. Good luck with your goals!

Eliza Wynn said...

Thanks! I can't read at night anymore; I'd be too sleepy to know what I'd just read.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I can only read one book at a time, and unfortunately there are gaps between them. I've started reading at bedtime again which has helped.

Eliza Wynn said...

I used to finish one book and then immediately grab another one. Maybe I can do that again someday.