We’re all busy people. And most of us can find time in our days to read, and have dedicated the day of Dewey’s Readathon to just that purpose. It’s amazing and I’ve participated to the fullest extent in the past.
But what if you’re one of those people who just CAN’T find time to read? Maybe you’re a new mom. Maybe you work long hours for your job that day. Maybe you have relatives coming into town. And so on.
As a new mom of twin boys who are almost 5 months old, I honestly cannot find time to read. My boys wake up before the sun rises, never nap at the same times, and one is colicky so he lets us finally get to bed between 9:30 and 11:30, only to wake up a few hours later hungry. I can barely find time to shower, much less read!
So, how am I going to participate in the readathon? While I won’t be reading for 24 hours, or realistically even two hours, I’m going to make it a priority. I’m going to read a book or two to my boys, maybe even a page or two of the book I’m currently reading (which will take months at this rate, but I’m working on it!). Then when one boy is napping, I’m going to have my husband take over for 10-30 minutes to get a little reading done on the porch, where I won’t be interrupted. I hope to get an hour of reading in total for the day.
But that hour will feel great. It will be more reading the I have done in one day in a long time. And I’ll have the added benefit of knowing I’m being a good role model to my future bookworms.
So, busy people, how will you participate in the readathon?
Thanks for reading,
Rebecca (of the currently on hold Love at First Book)