Bookish Confessions: What would you give up for a bit more time to read?

When it comes to priorities, reading is right up there at the top of my list (along with food, shelter, and hugs).

I can and often do give up sleep (desperately needed, I might add) for the sake of another half-hour… or hour… or two of reading time.

Several years ago on a family camping trip, my son informed me that I didn’t know how to have fun — because while he and my husband were going out on the lake in a motorboat for an hour, I decided to stay on the lakeshore with a book and a blanket, and had a wonderful time reading in the sun instead.

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Last week, I’d planned to go to a group exercise class on my lunch break… then skipped it when I realized I could put that time to better use finishing the book I was reading.

And over the weekend, my husband and daughter invited me to join them for a movie on cable… and I declined, because I’d been planning to read my book for an hour or so.

So, yes, I’m guilty of ducking out of exercise AND family time for the sake of reading.

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How about you?

What have you skipped for the sake of more time to read? Share your bookish confessions in the comments!

8 thoughts on “Bookish Confessions: What would you give up for a bit more time to read?

  1. I saw a meme that seemed fitting : I don’t have insomnia; what I have is a good book and insufficient respect for tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I can totally see that — it’s awfully hard to get up out of a cozy chair in the middle of a book to actually *gasp* go outside! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I have often stayed up too late at night & skipped out on exercise to read… I usually feel guilty about it, so I’ve been reading more audiobooks lately — that way I can go for a long walk and still fit in some reading time, now that it is finally nice out. Sometimes I go for a MUCH longer walk than I planned just so I can listen to another chapter or two…though whatever print book I’m also reading sometimes gets neglected if I get really into the audio one ๐Ÿ™‚

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