Happy Monday! I’m here with Holly today and I’m sharing one of my favorite things – reading!! I hope you’ll link up with us for Hello Monday!
This is actually a double link up day – Hello Monday and Not Just a Mom. Today the Not Just a Mom ladies are sharing their reading habits. I’m sharing mine, too!
My reading habits can be summed up as wherever, whenever. Any time I have to wait for something, I am reading. Any time we are traveling, I’m reading. Any time I am having trouble sleeping, I am reading. When I get in bed, I read. If I’m sitting by a pool, beach, lake, I’m probably reading or have a book close by.
I have always loved to read. I read every Baby-Sitters Club book, usually in just a few hours. I loved Ramona Quimby! When I was in fifth grade, I was in the newspaper with two of my friends for reading so much in one year. I remember going to the library before a beach vacation and checking out stacks of books to read for the week.
I was a lifeguard for 15 years and I read a ton during each of those summers. I don’t remember reading much during the fall, winter, and spring of my college years, but that is the only time that comes to mind that I wasn’t an avid reader.
Just like when I was a little girl, I still find one author or series and read everything by them or in the series. I read all of the Ms. Julia books, the Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coban, a series involving baking or cooking mysteries, and a bunch of the Sue Grafton alphabet series. I’ve also read everything by Elin, Dorothea, Mary Kay, and Kristy.
I’ve started a new reading habit in the past year or so. I am not typically an audio book listener, but I am loving listening to nonfiction books, especially autobiographies. I listen running errands, walking and running, working on things around the house and at school. It’s great!
Right now my most consistent reading time is before bed. I also read during the kids’ practices and when I wake up in the middle of the night.
Summer is my best reading season. I have more free time, more vacation time, and no real bedtime so I can read as much as I want. I tend to read two books a week in the summer.
I love the feel of a real book in my hands, but I also love the convenience of my kindle. I’ve become very selective about the books I actually buy because my library is getting full quickly. I usually only buy books by authors I am meeting for that book.
On my kindle, I typically read books from NetGalley or the library. I do buy ebooks occasionally, but not very often. I love that I can take my kindle with me everywhere. I also love that I can have hundreds of books with me at any given time. The fact that it lights up and I can read anywhere is pretty great, too.
I feel like I read a lot each year, over 60 books, but I am amazed by people who read a hundred or more books each year. Even if I read a hundred books a year, I couldn’t even come close to reading everything on my TBR list. I bet the same is true for those people who read a ton. I can’t wait to read the other posts in this link up to find new books or ways to read even more.
This weekend I read parts of three books. I started listening to Going There by Katie Couric. I am reading The Royals Next Door by Karina Halle for fun and The Executive Function Guidebook for my class.
If you blogged today, be sure to link up. I can’t wait to see what you have to share! I’m off to read a bit. Have a great day full of sunshine and books!
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