Is there ever enough time for reading?

It’s a good question.

Between everything else I have to do around the house, the time set aside for writing, the time set aside for maintaining social media, the time set aside for family, is there any time left?

About an hour before I go to sleep, though that time is considerably shortened if the book is boring.

Fortunately, quite often they are not.

The other problem is the intervals between new books from my favorite authors is getting less as they take on co-writers, such as James Patterson and Clive Cussler.   And even more are now getting co-authors which means my to be read list is getting longer and longer.

It seems the only time I can steal more than an hour away is when I go away on holidays.  This we try to do several times a year, and this year we’ll be going to Canada and the United States.

There’s only one other problem involved, the fact books are so much cheaper there, and I’ll be buying more.

Damn.  It’s a never-ending cycle.

But, at the moment, the list reads like this,

James Patterson, Murder House, Black Book

Clive Cussler, Fire Ice, White Death

Edward Rutherford, New York, quite apt since we will be going there

Steve Berry, the 14th Colony

David Baldacci, Memory Man

And, of course, about a hundred others.

As odd as it sounds I’m looking forward to the 20 odd hours in the plane.  There’s one book read going there and one book read going back.

2 thoughts on “Is there ever enough time for reading?

  1. I’ve embraced audiobooks, due to lack of reading time. I get them from my local library and listen to them on my commute to and from work. They’re wonderful! They really help me decompress, better than music does, through construction zones/heavy traffic. I’ve been doing this for a couple of years. Being read to is soooo nurturing. It helps me relax while keeping me on top of my “to read” pile. Last year, I got through 104 books. This year, I’m at 92 books and counting. Around half of these books were audiobooks. I still read before bed, but not every night. Sometimes I’m just too tired.

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