5 Weird Ways To Get More Reading Into Your Day For those of us who say we’re just too busy. By Sami
Lately it seems that the only time I have to read is bed time. As it turns out reading a little out loud before bed time has made it easier for my boy to sleep, and since I love to read it’s really not a problem. Except, of course, when I’m so tired that I want to fall asleep the minute I put my head to my pillow.
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Recently, Mrs. Readerpants posted 10 Ways To Squeeze More Reading Into Your Day which I laughed at, a lot. But, I had to ask myself …. What ways do I try to squeeze more reading into my day? P.S. I do these things especially when I’m so into a novel that putting it down just isn’t an option.
Here they are: 5. ) Read While Grocery Shopping. Yes, I’ve actually done this. I’ve wondered around my grocery store with a book propped up on my bagged veggies and tried to read a few lines as I wondered up and down the aisles. I have to look up constantly to make sure I’m not going to bump into another person or cart. Also you can do this when shopping anywhere.
4. In the Car. Usually when you get somewhere you have to get OUT of the car. Except I’m more than likely some one who climbed in with my book and am dying to read the next line. So just before I turn off my car I read the next few lines of my story. P.S. Do not do this if you are driving or are prone to car sickness.
3. Standing Up In The Book Store. My book stores don’t have chairs (except in the Starbucks in Barnes and Nobles which are always so packed with people on laptops that getting a seat is moot) so a lot of the time I’m reading a new book I’m thinking of buying. Some times it can be just moments, and some times it can be 10 minutes. It really just depends on what it is I’m reading.
2. Before bed. Ever since I purchased an e-reader it is much easier to read at night because it glows. The bad thing about that? My cat always wants my attention and doubly so when I have something in my hands or on my lap. Most times when I’m trying to read I have my cat in my face wanting my attention. Put away the e-reader and she bounds off as if I don’t exist anymore.
1) While I brush my teeth. It is not hard at all to read a book while I brush my teeth. You only need one hand to brush until, that is, you need to spit and rinse.
How about you guys? Do you have any weird ways that you use to get more reading into your day?
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