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I Just Want to Read All The Time

We’re guessing you’re a bookworm. You want to read any book you can get your hands on and you want to do it now. You want no interruptions, no breaks; only books all the time. The problem nowadays is that there are too many things going on. Too many things to think about and too many things on our agendas. We go to work or school, come home, have to eat dinner, and get our things ready for the next day.

It seems that the only times I have for reading are the brief minutes of my commute and the weekends. But I somehow spend my weekends catching up on TV shows, or with my friends and family. 

So when, exactly, is my reading time?! When I was a kid, I used to read all night – to the point where my parents had to come into my room to tell me to turn off the light and go to bed. I remember straining my eyes, staying up until the wee hours of the morning chugging through my favorite new read. I remember having an endless amount of time to spend with books.

Unfortunately and rather depressingly, I am now an adult with real life responsibilities, and my much needed reading time has been compromised. Lately, I’ve been feeling extremely sad, because I want to read as many books as possible.

I used to be able to read multiple books in a week. Now I’m down to, maybe, one book a month. It’s bad and I’m very disappointed in myself. I have books piling up on my shelves, books that are on my to-buy and to-read lists and I’m wondering when I’ll even get to them.

I wish I had more time in my day to spend reading. I find great joy in learning new things from books and being immersed in an incredibly interesting story, whether it be fiction, non-fiction, or something else. In addition to the plethora of world problems we are facing, a designated reading hour should be included in the day – especially since we’re on the way to living in a society where free speech and free thinking could soon be illegal. 

Read up people! 

 

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