Musing Mondays 7/22/13
Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week… Hosted by Should Be Reading.
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
I went on a reading binge last week. I read three books and I’m almost done with a forth. Normally, I manage about a book a week. So, reading almost four is a lot for me. My record is six books in a week and that was because I had taken a week off from work and was reading nonstop. What are the most books you’ve read in a week? Do you often have times where you can’t read?
I have a lot of extra time to read at work. Probably more than people normally do. I get an hour for lunch and then I spend another two hours during the day answering phones for the regular receptionist, during which I can get some reading done between calls. So, that’s almost three hours I get to spend reading. Provided I use the time I have available to read, and not surf the internet or something else, I can finish a book in a day and a half. Two days if it’s a large book. Unfortunately, I end up surfing the internet a lot. Books are entertaining but the internet is also entertaining and I’m weak. Then there is TV and movies and other things to hold my attention and get done during the day. Somehow, reading keep getting bumped down the list of things to do. I shudder to think how little time I would have if I had any little monsters… I mean kids. I’d probably end up locking them in the closet just to get some quiet time.
Honestly, if I could muster enough willpower to get off the computer, I’d probably read a stupid amount of books. As is, Tumblr and Archive of our Own eats my life. I probably qualify for an internet disorder or something.