Summer is upon us my friends and with the kiddos home that means good times and fun in the sun for us. But, it could also mean less time for reading. On the other hand, if I can schedule some fun library activities, time on the beach, and other similar fun, it could mean increased read time. I feel a challenge coming on.
You see, I’m selfish about my reading hobby. I adore my family and friends but I get a little whiny if I have to give up my precious reading time. I’m clever about how I wrangle my time but sometimes something has to give and it’s usually quiet time.
But never fear! I have a plan! This summer I have vowed to get back on the treadmill on a regular basis. Right now I walk a couple of times a week for about an hour at a park near my daughter’s pre-school, but really, that’s just not enough. We have a treadmill in the garage collecting dust and that baby is coming back in the house so I can kill two birds with one stone. (Peeta peeps: Please note that I will not actually harm any feathered friends. I promise.) I am hoping that I am coordinated enough to read and walk at the same time. *crosses fingers* The plan is to keep up my reading AND walking stamina. I’m thinking I will have to stick with my Kindle since it can rest on the dashboard of the treadmill. If I try to hold a book and tread at the same time, I could get hurt and it won’t be pretty. STOP LAUGHING!
So, at summer’s end I plan to have a smaller butt and a fatter ‘read’ shelf at GoodReads. That’s the plan and I’m sticking to it. Unless of course the treadmill doesn’t work after it’s rather long hiatus from service. If that is the case I will have to go with Plan B. Can someone email me Plan B please?
Do you experience a summer reading slowdown? If so, how do you wrangle extra reading time? Or, do you just let the reading slide and enjoy your summer activities? Answer in the comments and if you’re feeling frisky, vote in the poll too!