Musing Monday: January 16, 2017


Musing Mondays is a weekly meme, hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker, that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: How do you make time for reading when you are very busy? Or how do you find a better balance between wanting to spend time reading and other commitments?

I’m currently reading… Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs, the third novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. I’m having a little trouble with it at the moment, though. At some point in every book or tv series there’s a point where everything seems even more than hopeless. Now understand, I don’t mean a chapter or an episode being hopeless and then they figure something out. I mean that point in the story where everything feels hopeless AND everything they come up with to try fails. More than hopeless. I over empathize, so I’m left feeling like life really is hopeless, even though I’m not even in that universe. It takes a while to pull myself out of that feeling and it’s even harder to power through that part of the book/show. In fact, in a lot of cases I never manage to. I hope that won’t be the case in this instance.
If you’ve read Library of Souls and you have any encouragement to offer (especially regarding if it gets less hopeless and around what chapter that would happen) this would be greatly appreciated!

Re: Random Question
The main way I make sure I can read even when I’m busy is by keeping a book with me at all times. That way if I have any downtime at all, even just a few minutes waiting on my ride to show up or whatever, I can whip the book out and get a few pages in. TMI maybe, but I also sometimes take the book with me to the bathroom and read for just a bit!
As for balance, I’m not sure I’ve achieved it! If I’m at a movie theater and I’m reading before a film starts and I hit my stride I’ll just keep reading right there in the dim theater straight through the film. Back in school I’d hide the book under something or inside my desk so I could subtly read during class. When I worked in an office I’d often sneak the book out and read if it was a really good part.

Comment with your tips and tricks or make your own Musing Monday post!


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