I am kind of discouraged about my December reading. I mean, today is the 7th, so I have had an entire week of this month, and I still haven't read a single book. I had big plans to read this:
This highlighted sentence is perfect, though:
For me, when I am into a book, I can read it so fast-- less than a day-- and if I really love it, I am on to the next book as soon as I turn the last page. Except for a book that slaughters me like, say, A Little Life from which I have STILL not recovered, and it's been almost 2 years. But a book I don't like or can't connect with throws me completely off my game. I read magazines at lunch time or stare at my phone. I fall straight to sleep at night. I spend any free time staring at HGTV. It;s like my habits totally change.
It's not a question of not having time-- I think that's something we just say when we don't want to do the thing. There's always time. I have recently discovered this with my morning workout. Sometimes I have to break it up a little bit, but those minutes are there for the taking if I look in unexpected places.
Happiness guru Gretchen Rubin says you should stop reading a book if you don't like it, and judging from her FB pots, she reads much more than I do and is busier to boot. I just can't quite make myself do it, though. For some reason, I feel like once I have opened the book, I am in and that's it.
Thoughts about this book specifically or reading habits in general? I'd love to hear them. Also-- still taking comments on this giveaway post.