Twelve days into January and I still can’t believe we already started a new year. I mean already! I feel like 2014 flew by way to fast. Anyways, with a new year comes new New Year’s resolutions. And with new New Year’s resolutions comes blog posts about… well, New Year’s resolutions. But the point is I’ve been visiting a ton of blogs (because that’s one of my New Year’s resolutions) and a lot of people are resolving to read an insane amount of books in this year. Insane! Well, at least to me because well, one of my New Year resolutions is to read 50 books. Yeah, just 50. Not 100. Not 200. Not 300. Just 50. Because seriously guys. How do you do it?!?
Why only 50 books for me? Because I don’t have to the time to read anymore. 🙁 I’m a pretty fast reader, at least compared to some of my classmates, which then again isn’t saying that much since a lot of them aren’t reading for leisure anymore, so it’s not like it takes me forever to finish a book (a good one at least). I just have so much school work and SAT prep and I’m changing my blog name and you get the idea. Besides trying to hide behind a wall of excuses, the whole point is that I don’t read as often as I used to. I can maybe, maybe, get through one book a week. There’s 52 weeks in a year, hence the 50 books a year…
A few years ago I would read around two hours every day. Every. Single. Day. Now, it’s like ha! Who has the time for that? Because as much as I love to read, and trust me, I really do love reading, sleeping is just so much more important. (Well, unless I start a book and it’s really good, then reading wins). So for me, I usually only have time to read on the weekends and even then, my procrastinating, easily distracted self, might not be in the mood for it (which is whole different discussion by itself, for later). I guess another problem I have is that I stopped making the time to read. In the past, sometimes if homework isn’t too much of a pain, I’ll would read. Nowadays, I might watch TV (or YouTube) instead. Or maybe blogging. Or stalking someone on Twitter… For some reason, I feel like I read more books before I started blogging because blogging is a huge time eater, which, again, is a discussion for some other time.
So how often do you read?
Where do you find the time to do so?