Question!

To those who work,are at uni,or simply have a charged timetable: Where on Earth do you find time to read?

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11 thoughts on “Question!”

  1. I don’t work or go to uni. My schedule is rather flexible and open most of the time. However, I still feel I don’t have time to read. I believe most of us are programmed to get through each and every task as fast as we can, and as easily as possible. We are in an age of laziness. Everything is abbreviated. I think it’s sad that it has come to this for the human race. I’m miss reading a good book to pass the time. I have a nice collection of actual books. Yet, I find very little time on Earth to read. One good thing is I realize this and many other programmed traits that I hold. I’m gradually deprogramming thyself.

  2. The perennial problem for a bibliophile! I do both – work 4 days a week and go to uni on the other day, then I spend my weekends doing uni work & trying to squeeze in a social life (it’s a nightmare, basically – but one of my own choosing).

    I read on my 30 minute commute to work. Even though trains & tubes are more expensive the bus, I commute this way as I can’t read on the bus. it’s far from ideal, but it does mean I get an hour of reading done a day.

    1. Wow…
      Work and uni…my god.That’s something I really dread!
      I mean,I’m not yet on my second year,and I already feel exhausted by the amount of work required from me!
      Sadly (?) I don’t commute,but I think I’ll try to go to the library from now on.There won’t be any noise or distraction there hopefully..

  3. Read before bed! Even when you’re absolutely tired and NEED to sleep, get a few pages in. Read during moments of “dead” time, i.e. when waiting for the bus, in a queue. And if you’re particularly desperate even sacrifice your normal socialising times to read (i.e. lunch, when out with friends). Carry a book with you at all times (or on your phone) and you’ll find time to read. Hopefully.

    1. I think you’re right: if I really wish to read,I’ll find the time to do so,even in the unlikeliest places!
      I’ll try to read before lectures and especially when going down the city centre… 🙂

  4. Short answer: You make time. Longer one: It takes some time to get used to the schedule that you have and finding what works best for you. Especially in the beginning of university studies there is so much happening also outside the university classes that it is hard to find time just for reading. My tip is to look at your schedule and see where you have breaks – whether it be in the morning, in commuting, or before going to sleep. It doesn’t have to be any longer than half an hour, as long as you’re reading something that you enjoy. I suggest that you begin with shorter reads such as plays, poetry, short stories, or novellas – something that you can get through in one or two sittings (Wilde’s plays, Steinbeck, Hemingway, etc.). There’s no use in trying to tackle Les Mis in 30 min. sections. Other tip would be to try and listen to audio books while you’re working out, cooking, or walking to your next class. Try different options and see what works for you.

    1. Wow!
      You sound so pro! Haha.
      I’ll follow you advice closely as you seem to know what you’re talking about! Hmm,I have A Sense of an Ending and Marquez’s short stories,so I guess I’ll start with those two!

  5. bookarino jas given great tips 😀 I think it comes and goes. Some years you read more and some less. I have been in horrible reading slump for almost a month. I try to read when commuting or just few pages whenever I can.

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