Readers to the Rescue: 13 Ways to Make More Time for Reading

So many books, so little time? Every reader’s been there. We asked on Facebook and Twitter: How do you make more time for reading? From savvy tips (“Listen to audiobooks while you drive!”) to cheeky suggestions (“Just don’t sleep!”), these are the ways your fellow book lovers fit reading into their busy lives.

1. “Throughout the day I play a little game. I read a chapter (just one) and then I get up and clean something. Example: Go and sweep the kitchen floor. Then read a chapter. Then fold a load of clothes and put them away. Then go read another chapter. I can do this all day. It works great for me!” (Shannon Strickland-Brown)

2. “I always carry a book with me, so if I have to wait—like at a doctor’s office—I can get some reading in.” (Brigitta M.)

3. “Get called for jury duty! Ha! Waiting can take hours. Get prepared to catch up on your reading.” (Elizabeth Thayer)

4. “I take the bus to work instead of my car, which saves me money and gives me lots of time to relax and read!” (Michelle Garcia Ortiz)

5. “Well, I stay up late reading, which has lead to a mild sleeping disorder…but, guys, books are worth it!” (Kyushu Arora)

6. “I wake up a little earlier each day and enjoy a book with breakfast.” (Kaitlynn Scribner)

7. “I am a huge fan of audiobooks. I listen to audiobooks while driving, taking a walk, cooking, and traveling…. Audiobooks offer huge opportunities to make the most of your time while you are doing something else.” (Emile Armanious)

8. “Instead of watching TV before bed, I read! You sleep better that way, too. (Raquel N. DeSouza)

9. “I actually ‘plan’ my reading time each day and night. Even if I have a hectic day, I schedule at least 30 minutes for myself.” (Susan Master)

10. “It’s not the safest way to make time, but I read while walking to work.” (Eliza viola Legault)

11. “I’ve actually called in sick when I’ve been reading something particularly good!” (Angela Free)

12. “I watch TV a LOT. However, it finally dawned on me that the commercial breaks these days are much longer than they used to be. So I keep my book with me when I’m watching TV, and I can get several pages read during commercial breaks. I average about 30-40 pages per night this way!” (Sara Foster)

13. “Get old. Retire from your job. Presto! More reading time!” (Linda White)

How do you make more time for reading? Share your tips in the comments!

(Top image credit: Beauty and the Beast)

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Readers to the Rescue: 13 Ways to Make More Time for Reading

So many books, so little time? Every reader’s been there. We asked on Facebook and Twitter: How do you make more time for reading? From savvy tips (“Listen to audiobooks while you drive!”) to cheeky suggestions (“Just don’t sleep!”), these are the ways your fellow book lovers fit reading into their busy lives.

1. “Throughout the day I play a little game. I read a chapter (just one) and then I get up and clean something. Example: Go and sweep the kitchen floor. Then read a chapter. Then fold a load of clothes and put them away. Then go read another chapter. I can do this all day. It works great for me!” (Shannon Strickland-Brown)

2. “I always carry a book with me, so if I have to wait—like at a doctor’s office—I can get some reading in.” (Brigitta M.)

3. “Get called for jury duty! Ha! Waiting can take hours. Get prepared to catch up on your reading.” (Elizabeth Thayer)

4. “I take the bus to work instead of my car, which saves me money and gives me lots of time to relax and read!” (Michelle Garcia Ortiz)

5. “Well, I stay up late reading, which has lead to a mild sleeping disorder…but, guys, books are worth it!” (Kyushu Arora)

6. “I wake up a little earlier each day and enjoy a book with breakfast.” (Kaitlynn Scribner)

7. “I am a huge fan of audiobooks. I listen to audiobooks while driving, taking a walk, cooking, and traveling…. Audiobooks offer huge opportunities to make the most of your time while you are doing something else.” (Emile Armanious)

8. “Instead of watching TV before bed, I read! You sleep better that way, too. (Raquel N. DeSouza)

9. “I actually ‘plan’ my reading time each day and night. Even if I have a hectic day, I schedule at least 30 minutes for myself.” (Susan Master)

10. “It’s not the safest way to make time, but I read while walking to work.” (Eliza viola Legault)

11. “I’ve actually called in sick when I’ve been reading something particularly good!” (Angela Free)

12. “I watch TV a LOT. However, it finally dawned on me that the commercial breaks these days are much longer than they used to be. So I keep my book with me when I’m watching TV, and I can get several pages read during commercial breaks. I average about 30-40 pages per night this way!” (Sara Foster)

13. “Get old. Retire from your job. Presto! More reading time!” (Linda White)

How do you make more time for reading? Share your tips in the comments!

(Top image credit: Beauty and the Beast)

Check out more recent blogs:

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Book Covers from Around the World

7 Great New Books Hitting Shelves Today

How Not to Kill a Book Club

posted by Cybil
on April, 26

Visit the Original Source

Read More