We all should know by now that reading is an essential part of being a good writer, but finding the time to actually read can be a challenging process.
All you crying book dragons out there—this post is just for you. Spare a moment from your busy lives and read this and I’ll tell you the very best ways to make time for reading.
That novel you’re trying to write? Pfft. Unimportant. Go read.
3 am in the morning? Pish, that’s practically breakfast time. May as well read. Sleep is for the weak anyway.
Deadlines? They’re best ignored, just read instead.
Pizza? …Obviously eat pizza. Reading is of secondary importance in this case. 😛
Discover your inner Belle.
Read and eat at the same time. But always remember: MUST. NOT. DAMAGE. PRECIOUS. BOOK.
Throw your to-do list into the deepest corner of doom and darkness.
That way you won’t see any of the things you need to get done, and therefore they won’t be a problem anymore. Logic.
Read two books at once.
You have two eyes, right? Just read one book with one eye, and a second book with the other eye. Simple. That way you can get twice as much reading done in the same amount of time.
My tips are flawless.
And there you have it; the compilation of my brilliant tips of how to find time to read.
Disclaimer: I wash my hands of any uncompleted tasks or sleepless, half blind zombies that might result from following these tips.
What are your best tips for finding time to read (or sleep maybe)? What’s the latest you’ve stayed up reading?
(Bet you thought this was going to be a serious post, right? 😉 )