People ask me that a lot. I read about a book a week, which is not a lot compared to some people I know, but for a homeschooling mom of three who also writes books, blogs, co-leads a homeschool co-op, teaches Sunday school, etc... it feels like a goodly bit of reading.
So anyway, a bookstagram friend of mine, Beth Anne @bookworm_baggins (a fellow homeschooling mom) gets this question too. In her stories on Instagram last week, she shared pictures of how she fits reading into her busy life. Inspired by her, I did the same -- for four days in a row, I took a picture of every time and every place I read. And now I'm sharing those pictures here too because... I can.
Two minutes reading a book while I re-braid my hair before breakfast. Three minutes reading my devotions while I floss and brush my teeth.
Five minutes reading while I wait for my kids to be ready to eat breakfast. Fifteen minutes reading while at the library, waiting for them to find books to check out.
Twenty minutes while doing cardio after supper. Five minutes reading aloud to my kids.
Twenty minutes while my kids Skype with their grandparents before bed.
Thursday total: 65 minutes
Three minutes reading devotions while I floss and brush my teeth, plus two minutes while I rebraid my hair.
Twenty minutes reading aloud to my daughter during school as part of her history class. (The other two totally listen in most of the time.)
Friday total: 25 minutes
Three minutes of devotions while flossing and brushing teeth. Fifty minutes reading aloud to my kids before supper.
Don't know why I took two pictures of reading The Hobbit. Ten minutes reading after my shower.
Twenty minutes while the kids Skype their grandparents before bed. Three minutes while I brush and rebraid my hair.
Saturday total: 86 minutes
Three minutes reading devotions while brushing and flossing teeth. Thirty-five minutes reading in the car on the way to church.
Fifteen minutes reading in the car on the way home. Would have been more, but my book ended too soon! Twenty minutes reading while doing cardio.
Twenty minutes while my kids Skype with their grandparents.
Sunday total: 93 minutes
All of which is just here to tell you that, if you can handle reading in little dribs and drabs, you can squeeze at least thirty minutes of reading into even really busy days. I know not everyone can do that, because I have friends who require more concentration to read. But if you can read a little here and there, it adds up fast!
So now, tell me -- when do YOU read?