Confession: I have not finished a book in 3 weeks.
I am a bit embarrassed to admit that, considering I average about 75+ books read per year. But I've found myself at a reading road block. Do I call it a reading slump? I don't think so. I WANT to read, but it's finding the time to read that has become this figurative road block for me. So I'm opening up this discussion to my fellow readers, seeking your advice on how to get around this barrier. I'm almost to the point where I need to create a schedule for time to read, which is something I have NEVER done.
Which type of reader are you?
- The Anytime Reader: "I carry a book around with me at all times and sneak in a couple of pages whenever possible."
- The Late Night Reader: "I wait until my day has come to a close, grab my current book, and snuggle down in bed to read until my eyes drift close (or keep me up all night!)."
- The Schedule Reader: "I read on my way to work, at my lunch break, on my way home, and just before bed."
- The Sporadic Reader: "I carve out time to read on vacations, when I have a day off from work/school, a random Sunday with nothing on the agenda."
I feel like I am a good mix of all four of these types of readers, but lately I feel as though I am leaning more towards The Late Night Reader. Yet I'm lucky to even get 10 pages in before my eyes say goodnight.
Reading is something I enjoy doing, and I never want to feel like I HAVE TO do it. For some reason, creating a schedule makes it feel forced. So how do I get around this road block??? Please let me know in the comments your secrets to reading: when you do it, is there a type of book (certain genre/author) that gives you a boost around a reading barrier? I miss my books and I miss that escapism. Help me get back there!!