Very early this morning I finished my second book of the year After I finished it, I eagerly opened my next book to read for a blog tour I’m taking part in (CLP Blog Tours: Binding Arbitration by Elizabeth Marx). I considered reading the first chapter, but at two in the morning, I was exhausted, and I wanted time to reflect on finishing “150 Pounds” by Kate Rockland. I closed my eyes and tried to think of a topic (or topics) for today’s blog post, and that’s when I began to think about the books that are still on my “shelf” to read for reviews and interviews.
Now, like many of you, you’re either an avid reader and reviewer like myself, so how do you finish books so fast? Is it because of technology? You can be standing in line at the grocery store and pull out your Kindle (for example), and begin reading. Are you a fast reader where you skim what you read? I’d like to think that I’m a fast reader, but by slowing down, it helps me enjoy the book more. The more and more I get requests for reviews, the more excited I get that I’m being asked to read this book (YAY!), but at the same time, I get a little stressed because finding the time to read and finish the book. If I do accept a book to be reviewed, I want the person who asks me to read the book to understand that if I say yes, their book will not be forgot about, no matter how much time passes by.
So, I’ve decided to start schedule reading time. “Schedule reading time?” you might ask. “Yes!” I will try to read at least a total amount of two hours a day. Whether it’s 30 minutes here, and 30 minutes there, it still counts, right?
As a reader and/or a reviewer, how do you find time to read books? Your comments, ideas, and thoughts are very much appreciated!