Lisa is struggling and feeling some reading envy. And you know what? I GET IT!
It seems I fall asleep so much earlier now, and reading just gives me that perfect cozy-sleepy feel that sends me off into dream land (often dreaming about said book!) before I’m even ready.
Lisa: I know reading isn’t a competition sport but Im feeling a bit envious and slightly intimidated by those of you who have cracked double book figures this month.
I just cannot find that much time to read….OR I’m just reading at old person pace. Yikes.
And I just can’t ignore an empty fridge and hollow hungry-eyed family waiting for me to feed them…..or even the dust bunnies under the sofa…in place of reading. It just has to be way down my list…after study work family blah blah blah. It sucks.
Feel like I should hand in my book nerd card for that confession
bev: Lisa, I t lit is like a book to two a day in some cases. That’s why I sometimes ask if people skim, lol. Cause I can’t do the math. Speed wise I’m just at average I think. It has to be speed reading. And some people can be so fast with that.
Amy: *pushes Lisa’s book nerd card back to her* We have NO minimum reading requirements here.
Maryse: I agree with Amy… one a week or one a day or one a month… as long as we’re enjoying ourselves, we read at our own speed.
Grey: I do that often, fall asleep while reading- almost every night actually.
How about you?
Cheryl: I was like that before too. I could do an all-nighter to finish a book and read a book on average every two days. Now, I just can’t sustain that pace and have a productive day. What really messes with me is falling asleep reading a book and then dreaming about it and then when I start reading it again, realizing I dreamed a whole different storyline that seemed so real. It takes me a while backtracking through the book to confirm that nope none of that happened- I just dreamed it!
Sally: This could be me. Almost ALL my book besties read faster than I do. It’s so well known that they actually give me a head start when we do group reads and STILL they pass me. I could NEVER figure out how math wise ya know? Don’t they do laundry, cook and eat and do dishes and ummmm like shower and sh!t? HOW do they do it? I’ve actually given up trying to figure it out. I KNOW I’m a slow reader. Ive been known to reread pages, chapters even if I love the feels it gives me. I like to EXPERIENCE my reads and FEEL everything the author wants me to feel. Whether that’s lust, anxiety, sorrow, or fear etc. I mean isn’t that the whole point of reading? I don’t want to miss all that just to blow by a book and be on to the next one. Andddd I don’t know where that all came from Maryse but like I said I’m ” THAT” person so I connected to it. I’m done now… peace
Ashley: I’ve always been a big reader… I was the kid who would go to the library and rent 10 books to read on vacation. I got older and busier and hardly had any time for ‘fun reading.’ Then one summer I decided to cut out tv almost completely (to an hour per week) and to primarily read…and it was amazing. I still hardly watch any tv and I don’t really miss it. I do hit double digits for books but I also listen to a ton of audiobooks. And I do sometimes stay up past my bedtime to read…but then everyone tells me I look tired.
D.G.: For awhile I was reading a book a day…(definitely not bragging because if good I would stay up late). But lately RL comes calling and it might take a couple days. But I will say that some books go faster than others…