Reading Books – Is there enough time?

There is always enough time to do the things you love.  For me, I’ve been neglecting my reading hobby.  I am supposed to be read 50 books in 2015.  Perhaps the goal was a little too high? ..or perhaps I just haven’t prioritized it enough. 30 books in 39 days?  Unless I made that the ONLY thing I did in my free time I am not sure if I can make it.  …but hey, I can TRY.

You can check out the books that I read here: https://citadelofthoughts.com/2015/07/29/books-read-in-2015/

What if, I were to read several books at one time?  People do that right?  I wonder if that will help me reach my goal any sooner.  If I can dedicate 1 hours every day to reading… that is 39 hours of reading. How many books can I finish reading in 39 hours?  We shall see!

So just to experiment I will read these 4 books at the same time (well one at a time but I won’t be finishing one book before moving on to the next one)

  • The Happiness Project – Ron Leifer M.D. (288 Pages)
  • Manuscript Found in Accra – Paulo Coelho (190 Pages)
  • Adultery – Paulo Coelho (249 Pages)
  • The Light In The Forest – Conrad Richter (117 Pages)

I have three weeks with these books (I borrowed three of them from the library) but hopefully it will take me less time than that to finish all four.

What are your reading habits like?  How often do you read? Let us know by leaving a comment.

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6 thoughts on “Reading Books – Is there enough time?

  1. Good luck with your goal! I haven’t been reading as much either lately. I still read news articles daily so I’ll count that. 😉 Personally, I can’t read multiple books at one time, I have to read one completely and then go to the next, but I know some people can do that. Although I use to be able to read 1-2 lengthy books in a day…but I was a teenager so less obligations, responsibilities, etc. and I wasn’t participating in so many online projects. I just had more time overall.

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  2. One of my goals for this year was to read more. I planned to read for at least half an hour every day. It hasn’t happened, but I have read a lot more this year and I’ve noticed how much I enjoy reading. so I’m going to try to read at least one book a week next year.

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  3. I love to read! I’ve always made time for reading by reading right before I go to bed. If I have any spare time during the day, then I’ll read then too. I’ll usually read at least 30 minutes to an hour each night before I go to sleep, however, there has been times that I have got so absorbed in the book that I was reading that I’ve not realized what time it was and I stay up way too late. Normally I just read one book at a time but lately I’ve found myself in the middle of 2-3 books at a time. Anyway, I admire you for trying to reach your goal. I’m rooting for you!

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  4. I love reading so I try to quite often, but I usually only read maybe 5 or so books a year. Recently its been quite hectic for me to read anything but study guides for my certification exams, and those books are not exactly much fun to read! Still, I try to fit in some reading time here and there. Usually when I sub (I work as a substitute teacher) I can also fit some reading time in during my lunch or planning periods when there’s not anything else to do.

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  5. I found that short stories are fantastic if you are strict for time. I read books like Stephen King’s Night Shift, and Nightmares and Dreamscapes (haven’t read it for a while so I may be wrong about the name… I’ll check my iPad later haha). I also find that some manga is good if you want a short read, you may not think they are real books, and probably aren’t, but I like them and some are really good! I’ve been reading Blue Exorcist and Black Butler recently. I need to read more. I remember being in this book club at primary school. Also, who remembers the Goosebumps books? I still have loads haha

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