When Do You Read?

 

Hello again! It’s been a while (again!). Unfortunately, I couldn’t do some weekly posts and respond to the tags and awards consecutively, since I was getting more and more occupied with college (it’s near the end of the semester and all), and I figured that if I did tags and awards only during these busy times, I would lack content coming from myself. So, I believe that tags and awards would have to wait, if there were any more left, that is (I’m really really sorry for this! 😦 ). Still, I have some time to spare from time to time, and during those times, a thought came to me, and I would like to hear your thoughts about the matter, too! πŸ˜€

Lately, I’m trying really hard to read the book I am currently reading (it’s Johanna Spyri’sΒ Heidi), but while reading, my thoughts keep on drifting towards the assignments and final projects which need to be done, even though at certain times, there really wasn’t much I can do about them. I need to finish things one by one, and not all of them altogether, and I told myself that I deserve a break after finishing one. Nevertheless, those thoughts always find ways into my mind when I try to read, resulting in me not really being able to read the book at all.

Usually, I can read any time I want as long as my mind is not plaguing me with all the serious thoughts. Lately, however, these thoughts cannot be cleared off unless I solve them, but the problem is, I need time to do so. I would work on them for hours, and give myself an hour or two of break-time, for example, before returning to them again. During the break, I can’t focus on reading.

With this, I realized that I am the type of person who can only focus on reading when I am in the right mood for it. Now, I know that some people can read to ‘escape’, seemingly forgetting about all the serious stuff before returning to them after reading, but I just can’t do it. I tried. I even tried to read one chapter each day, but that didn’t work most of the time. I need to clear my mind off these projects to really read. While playing games or watching videos, however, I can temporarily give myself a break, but not with reading. I believe I need to concentrate more on reading compared to the mentioned leisure activities, so that probably explains it.

With that being said, if I may know, when do you read? Can you read any time you want without being hindered by real-life problems? I believe it is interesting to get to know fellow readers with different or even the same reading behavior πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

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23 thoughts on “When Do You Read?

  1. Felicia Denise says:

    I can read anytime… morning, noon, or night… doesn’t matter. Sometimes when there is a lot going on and my to-do list is out of control, a few minutes of reading calms me enough to get back on task. Reading is my cure-all! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

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  2. heidibookshelf says:

    I always read before I go to bed and listen to an audiobook on my walk to and from work. Even on my most stressful days I get at least some reading done at these times.

    I try to read in my lunch break as well, but when I’m manic in work I don’t really get much of a break!

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  3. Kristina Steiner says:

    I can read and write almost any time I want, unless I’m sick. Books and stories are just an escape for me, they shut down everything else. So I have to be careful not to spent too much time reading/writing and neglect my obligations (because it could happen easily).

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  4. Lee says:

    Depends on what I’m reading. Blog posts or anything like that I like to read in the morning me during the day. Books I usually like to read at night before bed. I’ll usually read a few chapters until my eyes get heavy

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  5. Rose says:

    Reading in the right mood makes sense to me because I’m like that too but for different activities, like drawing. For reading, I read any time of the day! I could do it for 24-7 if I didn’t have to sleep haha.

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    • TheAliceFan says:

      Ooh, that’s so nice! Seems like quite some people here can read anytime they want πŸ™‚

      I wish I could do that, too! Oh, and you can draw? That is soo cool! I have always want to learn to draw since I have tons of images inside my head, but I just don’t have the time to learn, yet… I’ll try it in the future πŸ™‚ (and no, I’m no procrastinating XD )

      Thank you for sharing!

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      • Rose says:

        Thanks! πŸ™‚ I’ve posted my drawings on my blog haha. I mostly do digital anime art. I feel the same way too, but about writing stories haha. I have these stories in my head but writing them down seems like so much work.

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