Reading Strategy for July

After months of failure to read books, I need to make an effort to read every day in July. I need to finish some books!

When I lived in Japan, my reading time was also limited, but I made sure I read during my commute to and from work. I could easily sit down in the train and read for a few minutes. But I don’t get around by train now, and if I go by bus, the rides are usually too short to really concentrate on a book. If I go by car, I can’t read at all. So, I need to figure out how to read at home with so many people around.

I need to think of a strategy for reading. Here are my ideas:

  • Read in the bathroom. I can lock the door.
  • Read after everyone’s gone to bed. Best place for this is in the kitchen at the moment. Once the living room is finished and the den is tidied up, I can read in either room.
  • Read in my future office. Well, there is room on the floor to sit down at the moment… but not so comfortable. I need to wait for that to be fixed and cleaned up.
  • Go to the park. That’s fine for warm days, but I can’t do it on stormy days or winter. And I should stay away from ponds. Too many mosquitoes!
  • Read in the back yard. But there’s nothing to sit on.
  • Go to the library. Fifteen minutes of walking and I can read in the library. That’s right, bring my own book to the library.

I need to get some reading done! Any other suggestions? Let me know in the comments below.

5 thoughts on “Reading Strategy for July”

    1. I’d fall asleep and get very little read. And besides, my daughter and wife would probably be annoyed if I turned on the light.

    2. By the way, I checked out your blog, and I have to admit that I feel like I can almost understand some of it 🙂 But then, Dutch is one of the closest languages to English. I’ll be trying to learn it one of these days. I’m a kind of aspiring polyglot.

  1. I read all the time, but there are a few things I do that might be considered unusual.
    1. Read during lunch breaks. I know doing anything while you eat isn’t healthy, but it rarely takes me 30 minutes to eat a sandwich. I also read on my 10 minute breaks too.
    2. Leave for appointments (or work) extra early. I do this to help account for unpredictable traffic, and always have at least 30 minutes to read before I have to clock in.

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