“It’s the weekend; what are you reading?”

My main problem with reading is finding enough time for it.

My social media feeds are full of this question, and it makes me feel…embarrassed, or at least uncomfortable.

That’s not because I’m not reading. I’m actually in the middle of two books, which are taking me forever to read, although both are excellent, well-written stories.

One is on my phone: The Sacred Dog by Joan Livingston. You can read more about this novel in Joan’s recent interview on this blog. Having edited her Isabel Long series of mysteries, I knew I liked her style of writing, and this one doesn’t disappoint.

The other book I’m reading is physical and in Hebrew: Destino (Destiny) by Raya Admoni. I love this story, so far, but I haven’t read a lot in Hebrew. I read it even slower than I do English, and after each chapter, I feel I need a break.

But my main problem with reading is finding enough time for it. With all the competing activities in my life – writing, editing, promoting, housework, family, hiking, dancing and more, reading often gets postponed or completely squeezed out of the daily schedule.

Yes, I can answer the question about what I’m reading. But if I answer it too often, people might notice my answer doesn’t change very often. And that’s what’s embarrassing. Unlike many of the respondents, I’ve never read a full-length book in a day.

What are you reading? Do you spend enough time reading? How do you find the time for reading? Do let me know in the comments or elsewhere.

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life. Social anxiety warrior. Cultivating a Fuji, edition 3, a poignant, humorous and uplifting tale, published with Ocelot Press, January 2023.

3 replies on ““It’s the weekend; what are you reading?””

I’m reading a travel book about the Lake District – ’36 Islands In search of the Hidden Wonders of the Lake District …and a Few Other Things Too’ by Robert Twigger.
I read quite quickly, but I neglect other things in order to read – and I don’t watch TV!

That title makes the book sound intriguing and the Lake District is beautiful. If I had time…
I read slowly and I don’t watch TV. Now, what can I neglect…?

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