TSS: Changing Reading Habits
Posted by Caitie F on February 12, 2012
I hope everyone has had a nice weekend. On Thursday I left work early because my eye was bothering. Went to eye doctor and I have a cornea infection. I have been doing drops and have only worn my contact two hours all weekend (right now in fact). So there has been a lot of sitting around and stitching and “watching” TV I don’t need to see (aka Star Trek Next Generation). Not much reading I can see close up, but the bright lights I need hurt my eye. My main test for if I could work tomorrow was when I could put the contact in tonight if I could handle the light sensitivity. I went only 25 minutes on my computer and then it hurt. Add in the fluorescent lights at work and I would be useless. Staying home tomorrow for one more day of healing and seeing doctor. If it doesn’t get better, I will be contact-less at work on Tuesday.
But that is not how my reading habits have changed. I have only read two books for pleasure this year. The other 6 books I read were all for work. I am not complaining, I get to read books for work and get to read books that are very different from what I normally read. But it has taken away from my pleasure reading and I miss it. I am trying to increase my reading in general.
That does means changes to this blog. I schedule a lot of posts months in advance since I am reading for work (I have a review scheduled for September already!). I am reviewing many different types of books and more literary books. So posts will be much more sporadic.
There will also be more non-books or editorial posts.
I will get used to it and I hope my reading picks up…my to-read list is so long and I want to get to it!
How do you deal with having to change your habits? Any tips?