Musing Mondays (May 10)

Musing Mondays2 Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about the war books

Do you have to carve out time in your day for reading (due to work and other obligations), or does your reading just happen naturally? (Question courtesy of MizB)

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Normally, I’d say no, I don’t have to set time aside for my reading. I was/am unemployed and act as a carer for my mother and so spend a fair amount of time in doctors waiting rooms etc. So my reading was done mostly in 10 minute increments, but I was usually guaranteed two or three of these sessions every day.

This past month I’ve managed to find some casual teaching work near to my home (man oh man I want to die – I feel like I haven’t slept!) and so POOF! there went my reading time! I think I’ve read maybe 20 pages in the past three weeks.

I’m sure it’s all a process, learning to find that balance, but who knows, I may have to set aside some time!

37 comments :

JHS. said...

Hi there:

I absolutely have to carve out time for reading because I am so busy all the time with work, music, house, etc. I set aside time on weekends to just be at home with no plans. If I didn't I would go nuts. I am an extrovert on the Myers-Briggs assessment which means that I get my energy internally, rather than externally. I need to be alone to recharge my batteries so when I am done with being around people whether it be in a social situation or otherwise, I am really done. I love to relax with a good book in order to unwind, get centered again, and be ready to face whatever else is on the agenda.

JHS
Colloquium

Li said...

Interesting question! Here's my response: http://www.rulethewaves.net/blog/?p=1451

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

LOL! You said "war" books. I knew what you meant though.

Here is mine

Yvonne said...

My answer is here

Melody said...

Here's mine.

pickygirlfoodfilmfiction said...

I teach on the university level, and right now, everything is wrapping up. I have to actively avoid reading in order to finish grading research papers. It is so difficult because I want to do anything other than grade. Ugh. But the good news is, once I have finished, I will have unlimited reading time until my summer session begins!

Dana said...

Well I think this question depends on my life at the moment. When I'm regularly just living my life, reading happens naturally. In the midst of extreme chaos and ridiculousness I force myself to carve out time to read because if I don't I'm noticeably less happy.

My full response is on my blog -
Reading Amidst the Chaos

gautami tripathy said...

It depends!

Musings/Whereabouts

fredamans said...

Good question Miz B!

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/05/musing-monday-reading-time.html

Forgetfulone said...

I'm new to the meme, and after 2 AM, CST, my post will publish. http://forgetfulone.blogspot.com

Vicki said...

Love this question!

You can find my answer HERE

vampireprincess said...

mine
http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/hunting-in-the-real-world/

Kristin said...

Good question. You can find my musing here.

Nise' said...

My Musing.

Mash1195 said...

I have lots of reading time now too, not sure what I am going to do in a few months.
My answer is posted here

Matt said...

I read every morning. My full answer is posted.

Forgetfulone said...

http://forgetfulone.blogspot.com/2010/05/musing-mondays.html

My permalink. Thanks!

MizB said...

Thanks, Rebecca! It's intriguing to hear other people's answers to this!

Mine is here: http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/musing-mondays-may-10/

~MizB

Lisa said...

A schedule always works better for me. Here's my answer:

http://southerngal-lisa.blogspot.com/2010/05/musing-mondays-reading-time.html

atla said...

Interesting question. Here's my answer.

Carina said...

It's a bit of a mix for me. My full answer is here.

caite said...

oddly, I find my available reading time is often dependent on the book that I am reading, as I explain in MY POST.

Lori said...

I guess a little bit of both.
Here's mine.

okbolover said...

yes, I have to carve out reading time. Stupid men....

here

Sheery said...

I love this question and the replies so far. Mine: http://sheeryhall.blogspot.com/2010/05/musing-mondays-making-time-for-book.html

crestina said...

I'm back after a long time....

http://addlife21.blogspot.com/2010/05/reading-time.html

Debbie said...

Great muse! Here is mine--
http://thefridayfriends.blogspot.com/2010/05/musing-mondays.html

Diana (Book of Secrets) said...

I'm a carver! Here's my answer:

http://diana-book-of-secrets.blogspot.com/2010/05/musing-mondays-may-10-2010.html

Missy said...

I'm definitely a carver. Here's why:

http://missyreadsreviews.blogspot.com/2010/05/musing-mondays.html

Lynn said...

I find I am a free-range reader -- books are always on hand and, somehow, I always find time to read them.

My post is here.

Susan said...

I haven't posted for a while. Glad to be back! My Answer

Emily said...

Here's my answer this week:

http://theninjalibrarian.blogspot.com/2010/05/musing-mondays-7.html

sadie607 said...

Here's my answer:

http://somanybooks123.blogspot.com/2010/05/musing-mondays-finding-time-to-read.html

Ladybug1016 said...

You can find my answer on my blog here - http://desertladybug1016.blogspot.com/2010/05/musing-monday-may-10.html

Rosabela said...

I usually do my reading at night before going to sleep. I only read a few pages, though, before falling asleep. Before having kids, I would curl up with a book and read the whole day, and now I read kiddie stories to my little ones. Love every moment of it. :-)

mominsanity said...

Mine is here: http://mominsanity.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/monday-musings-16/

Pam said...

Great question. Here's my answer.