I've mentioned before my recent step up to a full-time librarian position. This has been goal for some time. I'm thrilled, no doubt.
But who knew it would be so difficult to
get any reading or blogging in? Others may have, but it's been a reality check for me. I guess this happened before. I've had other jobs that were just short of "full time." But I didn't notice it as much. Or, more likely, I conveniently forgot. Whatever the case, here's my thoughts/revelations...
I used to say, when I was a student
(even in grad school), that people who said they didn't have time to
read just didn't MAKE the time. I still believe that, but in a whole
new way. I now understand that you may need to schedule reading in.
Like set aside specific times. And that sometimes you may have the actual time to slip some reading in, but not the energy.
So how do you manage your reading (and blogging if applicable)? Do you have a set time you read (blog)? Do you grab every chance you get? Or do you not get much quantity reading in, but focus on quality reading (blogging)? What do you juggle in your schedule ... family, illness, school, work, activities/hobbies...?
Please, let me know. I'd love to get some new perspective.
And if you're interested, I have some VERY guesstimated number-crunching...
Once upon a time I read between 300 - 400 books a year. Some thin ones, some bulky ones.
That number has decreased over time. I'd say last year I was around 150-200? Give or take?
So far in 2013, I've read about 28-30 books based on the number of MG through Adult books I've blogged about. ::sigh:: I miss reading.