I recently discovered a fun podcast, 10 Things to Tell You. Laura, the host, prompts us with questions to go deeper, make connections, and to share our stories with each other. I started back at the beginning of the podcast, which began last January, and episode two asks when and how do you read. It was fun to listen to Laura, who is an avid reader, share how, when, and what she reads. I’ve decided to share my answers here, in the form of 10 things to share.
- I love to read! I have been an avid reader for most of my life.
- I read nonfiction books for work, for personal growth, and for entertainment, especially if they are autobiographies.
- I read fiction, especially mysteries, for fun! I could read fiction all day, every day!
- I like to listen to Young Adolescent or Celebrity-read autobiographies as audio books in my car.
- One of my secret tips for reading more is to mute commercials and read during those breaks. Sadly, with the advent of my beloved DVR and Netflix binge-watching, I rarely watch live television anymore. So now I have to make a conscious choice to turn OFF the TV in order to read more.
- I love to read on vacations, on planes, and at the beach.
- During a busy work week, the only reading I do tends to be on my computer screen for work. My eyes and my brain are too tired to read at home after a long work day.
- I try to carve out time on weekends to catch up on my reading.
- I blog about what I read each month to remember what I read and to hold myself accountable for reading more.
- I read real books, I read on my ipad, and on my Kindle. I prefer the comfort of e-books for travel. I prefer real books when I’m reading a professional book for work, because I tend to write and mark up those books with notes. I read library books, borrowed books, and purchased books.
When do you read? Will you share 10 reading notes?