Friday 11 February 2022

Where you can find me reading

I read a lot, and I always have at least one book on the go. I'm constantly back and forth to the library, to the bookshelves in local charity shops and browsing Amazon for free books and new books to buy.

So I spend a lot of time reading. And here are the places that you might find me with a book:

While brushing my teeth. Easier with a Kindle as you can hold it in one hand.

While eating, yes I often read while I'm eating. Again it's easier with a Kindle unless I'm eating something like pasta which can be managed with just a fork.

At my desk when I should be working. I used to have a bad habit of flipping away from my current window over into social media or the news, so recently I've kept a book close by and tried to turn to that instead. I'm not sure it helps with my productivity but it feels like less of a waste of time!

While waiting in the car for school pick up. I often get there early to make sure that I can get a parking space in the road that I like, but also so that I can have twenty minutes or so of uninterrupted reading time.

On the cross trainer. This one is a little more difficult, it needs to be a book that doesn't require too much concentration and has a large print size. Again a Kindle works best for this.

Woman reading a blue book with painted nails
Photo credit Benigno Hoyuela via Unsplash

While making dinner. Either with a book in one hand while the other stirs the pot or at the kitchen table while I wait for things to cook by themselves in the oven.

When the children are in the bath. They are old enough now that I don't need to supervise them while they wash, but I'm so used to sitting on the upstairs landing outside the bathroom that it has become a habit!

In the bath myself. This is reserved for my own books though, not library books, in case of watery accidents. I also have a waterproof case for my Kindle.

Under my blanket on the sofa in my study. This is the cosiest place in the house, but sometimes I just have to be careful not to doze off!

In bed at night. I try very hard not to check my phone during the evening or late at night and so I always take a book to bed. I also keep my pile of to be read books on the bedside table, so I can plan which one to read next. I find that it makes me feel relaxed and calm before sleeping.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You do do a lot of reading. The only time I read a book is when there is no internet. I know, I should be ashamed of myself. x


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