|Photo by Peter Yang via Parade Magazine|
Last weekend's Parade Magazine had an article about summer reading . . . oh, and about Nathan Fillion and what he reads. Of course, I read the article because it was about books, not because Nathan Filllion had anything to do with it. (And if you believe that, than I have some swamp land I can sell you.) You might want to check out the article here.
If a busy person like Nathan can find the time to read, so can the rest of us, right? I do find it hard to accomplish some days as I'm sure many of you do as well. I try to write eight hours a day, keep up with the social network, run errands, take care of my family, help with the grandkids, do my church calling and by the end of the day there is little time to read. But I love to read. It replenishes me to read one of my favorite authors. It's like watering my soul.
At the beginning of the year I made a goal to read twelve nonfiction books this year. So far I have read five. I'm right on track. My fiction reading has far outpaced nonfiction because I helped to read novels for the Whitney Awards.I'd like to step up my reading this summer. But my well has run dry for finding ways to fit it in.
Here's the thing. Why don't I share some of my reading tips with you. AND you share some of yours with me. Deal?
Here's a few ways I'm able to read around my busy schedule:
- Stick a book in my travel case when I go on vacation. (I always think I'll be busy, but vacation is a great time to read.)
- Stick a book in my purse so I can take it with me when I run errands. (There are always times when I'm waiting for an appointment or when I'm stuck waiting for someone that I can pass the time by reading.)
- And when I'm home, I keep a book in the bathroom. (Make sure the book can tolerate steam.)
So that's about it. See I need more tips. :)
P.S. - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little brother, Steve.
P.P.S.S.If you're near the Deseret Book in Fort Union Saturday between noon and 2:00, please feel free to stop by and say hi. I'm combining forces with Karen Tuft and we're signing our new books that day.