This week’s Weekly Geeks question is about how to find time to read:
Do you read for a few minutes here and there?
Do you put aside certain nights or times of the day to read?
How do you minimize family interruptions?
If I don’t have some time for reading each day I feel deprived – I have to read even if it’s only for a few minutes. Reading is essential.
I’ll read whenever there are a few minutes here and there. At work I used to read whilst waiting for the lift, at breaks and at lunch time. I’ll read whenever I have to wait – at the doctor’s, dentist’s and hospital waiting rooms (it is more difficult to concentrate in those places, I admit). I also like to read whilst eating breakfast (but not other meal times), and each night I read before I fall asleep.
Family interruptions aren’t a problem. I can read whilst the TV is on, provided I don’t want to watch what’s on, of course. Sport is ideal for both reading and writing – the background noise seems to help me to read. This may be because growing up I had to do my homework in front of the TV in a warm room, or upstairs in a freezing cold bedroom (we didn’t have central heating).