A couple days ago, around 11pm, I was lying in bed with a book when it hit me.
Books are dangerous.
Now, I get it. Books are not snakes. They wont come up and bite you in the buttocks, sending you to the hospital while you're wrenching in pain.
They will just get in your head and make the rest of the world disappear for the next 3.5 hours, at which point your bath water is cold and your cat is twitching in her sleep on the chair next to the tub. Meaning when you try to finally snatch your towel away from her, she will snap at you angrily.
I had then proceeded to get into bed and continue reading. I made the mistake of sending a message to my night-shifting boyfriend and was quickly reprimanded for my outrageous behavior. You need to be up at 7:30!
Well, I know, but. I'm just kind of in a mood. To read, you know. Not that what is currently on my nightstand/next to the tub is a fantastic piece of literature, but it's so easy to get whisked away.
I think, when each of the Harry Potter books came out... I read them in about a day. Maybe two. Every spare moment of mine while at school and at home was dedicated to reading them. As I got older the amount of books I read decreased. Maybe it was just because I had less time to sit around in a classroom while everyone learned about the difference between your and you're at the age of 16? I'm sure playing video games had something to do it. Having a social life, not so much.
I feel as if I need to be a productive adult, and if I get absorbed into a book for a few hours I'm neglecting my duties. Not that I really am; I make sure everything that needs to be taken care of is taken care of. But, aren't there more adult-y things for me to be doing? I'm pretty sure that doing dishes is more important than learning about why and how the entire Kender population was plagued.
But oh... oh it's so enticing. We have enough dishes to get through dinner. I can load the dishwasher while I make my coffee tomorrow morning.
See? How responsible is that?
But, on the flip side, I feel like I'm being irresponsible for not reading more. I think back to reading an entire novel in a day, and look at my list of 10 books read in one year. Only ten books. If I could read an entire Harry Potter novel in a day, how many books should I technically be reading a year? What should my real goal be? I'm almost ashamed to say I read less than one book a month.
I'm going to try and make it habit to read for at least 30 minutes a day. I think that's a good place to start. I'd also like to start trying to write for at least 30 minutes a day. I have the time, it's just dedicating it to a certain task. I need to work on my time management skills. >.>
Anyways, that's it! Something a little different, but something I'd like to do more often. :)