Thursday, June 28, 2012

Some Days I Just Want To Read...

Six, nearly seven months into the year and I've realized something...

Some days I really just want to read. I want to glue myself to a chair, or the couch, or my bed, and JUST READ. The other night I read Auracle by Gina Rosati in practically one sitting. I had gotten about 20 pages in earlier that day, went out, did some stuff when I came home, sat down on my bed, and just read; straight through, no stopping, just soaking it in.

Safe to say, it was a reading day.

And I don't think I have very many of those days anymore.

My job messes with my sleeping hours and, most of the time, I just relax, doing nothing. Reading takes up too much brain power for me most days. Horrible, right? Especially since I love it so much.
That being said, I haven't read nearly as much this year as I did last year. I haven't reviewed nearly as much and I certainly haven't checked out nearly as many blogs. It sucks, but it's life. I still haven't figured out the perfect way to balance work, reading, blogging, and maintaining a social life.

I'm not sure I ever will, but I'll have to settle for THIS for now.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, today is sooooo not a reading day. It's a curl up and sleep day. And a work day. Boo for work!!


Drake said...

I'm totally with you. Having finally finished my Masters in December I have been able to read a little more this year, but having a baby last March has definitely thrown a wrench in my "down time." Down time now begins when she goes to bed around 7:30 and ends when I pass out around 10:00. If it weren't for this pesky job I'd probably be able to get more done. Haha.

Emily a.k.a WilowRaven : ) said...

If you ever figure it out, let me know! I still haven't gotten the hang of it all.

We should plan a vacation / retreat just for reading! No jobs, no family, just friends and books :)

GinaRosati said...

xoxox Nikki!! I'm so glad Auracle was part of your curl up and read day! And I know what you mean - I get my reading done in bits and pieces. I really need a day to curl up in The Big Cozy Chair with a book and nobody poking me to tell me they're hungry.

Bea said...

I completely understand! Between juggling three jobs, or four if you count the blog, and health issues, some days I don't have the time and other days, I'm just not in the mood to read.

I made an ambitious goal of reading 200 books in 2012 and I;m currently 4 books behind. Plus I'm behind on reviews. Ugh. Try to visit other blogs, and that eats reading time; but visiting other blogs is fun too. We need more hours in the day and they should be just for reading.

Keturcullen1340 said...

I love that I know I'm not alone. Sometimes read is all I do. This year I haven't read that many books or wrote that many reviews, or posted that many posts. I don't have a job, but high school keeps me so busy and other things come up. Even though it summer, reading is not what I want to do. I wanna relax and when I look to the huge to-read pile I have, I feel guilty of that fact. Thanks so much for sharing!

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