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Friday Coffee & Bookish Speaks – Reading in life’s crevices.

What are you drinking today? I’ve yet to have my chai eggnog latte, I better hurry before the season is over. Thanksgiving is less than a week away! What!?!?!?

I think a lot of us can empathize with the fact that it is the time to be busy! I’m struggling to have a semblance of a routine. My schedule is just jammed packed with holiday preparation, novel writing, family obligations, and just everyday life drama.  There are not enough hours in the days this time of year. Which leads me to today’s discussion. How do you find time to read in the busy season?

First and foremost. I find myself carving out sometime right before bed even if it’s ten or fifteen minutes, I make sure to read at least a few pages, so I feel like I have accomplished something in my reading life. Another thing I do is read waiting for appointments. I purposefully go a few minutes early: 1) So I’m not late. 2) So I have more time to read a few more minutes.

Even though this is a busy season, you get little bits of down time, you can easily fit in a few minutes of reading.

What’s your reading plan for the busy season?

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  • Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight November 22, 2015, 7:32 pm

    Ah, I feel your pain! I am having the absolute worst time ever getting things done. It’s a busy time to begin with, but then add in some personal/family stuff, and it is a lost cause, I swear! And the worst thing is, I keep getting into a deeper and deeper rut! Though I HAVE been making time for reading, at night generally. I have tried not to give up *too* much of my reading time, though I guess some is inevitable. I just hope that at some point, I will be able to play catch up. What do we do if things never slow down!? Good luck to you and your busy schedule!! :D
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    • Jessica November 27, 2015, 1:33 pm

      If things don’t slow down, then always have a book with you. You’ll be surprised at the little down times you can find through out your day, if you are looking for them!

  • anna (herding cats & burning soup) November 22, 2015, 10:14 pm

    Reading at appointments is great. I do that when I go for vet appointments and have to wait for the vet. I do a lot of volunteering at the USO during the holiday season. It’s in 8 hour shifts and overnight (11pm-7am) and while I work for a portion of it there’s a lot of down time so I’m able to sneak in a lot of extra reading then :D
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    • Jessica November 27, 2015, 1:31 pm

      Wow! Volunteering for 8 hours over night, that’s dedication.

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