Apr 23

Too Busy to Read?

With my children on school holidays for the past two weeks and various other family commitments, including organising to kids’ birthday parties this week, my life has been a little hectic of late. (And that is “little” in the typical Aussie understatement sense where “a little hectic” = “insanely busy”.)

In the middle of all the busyness, my TBR pile is calling out to me like an abandoned friend and I have found myself sitting up even later to simply squeeze in reading a few pages before drifting off into an exhausted sleep.

When life gets super busy, I find that I need to read more than ever. It is my temporary escape from schedules, expectations and family pressures. I need to grab at least 5 minutes with a book a few times throughout the day to keep me going. If I can’t do that for a day or two, I really start to feel like I am going insane.

What about you? When life gets busy, is reading a luxury that you temporarily abandon or is it a necessity that keeps you sane in the midst of chaos? How do you make sure you find time to read? Do you read at mealtimes? Before bed? Travelling to and from work?

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1 comment

  1. Natasha @ Maw Books

    Oh man. This is my life lately. I feel like I haven’t picked up a book in forever although I have a whole bunch sitting around waiting to be reviewed. Whenever I go anywhere I try to leave early and then I sit in the car and read for a few minutes. My kids are strapped into their car seats so there is nothing that they can do about it! Love it.

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