How much are you reading these days?
Thanks to an adventurous daughter who volunteered for the Peace Corps, our family gathered this month in a place where Internet is pretty much not available.
We hiked, swam, visited, tried kava, attended a kastom (custom, or traditional) wedding, ate fresh, organic, locally grown food …
… learned about bush cooking and spear fishing, went caving, went to bed early and—there was still lots of free time.
What did we do with that free time?
I read three novels, three issues of Atlantic magazine cover-to-cover, made a dent in a backlog of articles I’d saved by favorite writers like Tom Engelhardt.
Made me realize how much time is spent flitting aimlessly on the Internet, and how much I miss deep, uninterrupted reading. I vowed to make more time to read.
Back home less than a week, and already backsliding! Caught myself this morning watching a video of Taylor Swift dancing with her beau-of-the-month.
For help, I turned to a post by Jeri Walker of Word Bank Writing and Editing, one of my go-to sources for writing tips.
In January she featured terrific suggestions for fitting more reading into our lives. Hop on over and see what she has to say.
How do you make time to read?