Mass ConsumerPosted: October 7, 2009
One of my work friends has been teasing me about being addicted to shopping because I went shopping 2 days in a row last week. But it got me thinking, not about my recent shopping, but about how much I read.
I don’t read that much anymore. There are a variety of reasons but here’s the short version:
- I used to read before bed but now the window of time I have for that before completely passing out is much smaller
- I find I’m sometimes "read out" because of all the blogs I follow
- I no longer have the luxury of spending an afternoon in bed reading a book
What does this have to do with shopping? Well I guess I’m consuming too much while at the same time, consuming too little. I probably have about 20-30 books here in the house on my to-read list and I know I have many many more that I don’t have (yet) that I want to read. So reading MAYBE 5 pages a night doesn’t really move things along at a reasonable pace.
I was thinking of bringing in a book for cardio day at the gym so I could at least get in a solid 45 minutes of reading time per day. I think in the near future I will start doing that but as of right now, I use that time to catch up on the Q Podcasts (side note to Jian: the new sports panel segment is SO uncalled for. There are entire television networks devoted to that, save you air time for things people don’t have ready access to).
I think I’m only 2 weeks behind on them now and I get through about 2 per day so then I’ll be reading more.
I LOVE reading! When I don’t feel like I’m reading enough, I feel like my brain is oozing out all it’s smarts.
For you avid readers; How do you deal with having a huge appetite for books but not enough time to go through them all?
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