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