I’m going to start with probably the 2 question I am asked the most when it comes to book relations.
How do you find time to read so much?
Honestly, I don’t think I read enough. I can tell you that my reading doesn’t just consist of reading book, I’ve recently found myself enjoying Audiobooks as well. So now I can drive while counting towards my reading goal. I read before bed, and before the kids get up to start their day. Whenever I leave the house my Kindle goes with me allowing me to read while waiting to pick up or drop off a child as whatever activity they find themselves in. Appointments allow me a quiet waiting room to read while waiting to be seen or the kids. And with four kids, between Doctors and Dentist we have at least one appointment a month. Lets not forget any school related appointment. I read during meal time. We are a family who sits in front of the TV for meals with the exception of holidays. But, since I don’t enjoy the same films as my children I’ll read then. I read while waiting for meals to cooks, those ones that require more attention then I normally would provide.
Our local Library has an amazing space for children to play and learn so when I really want to get reading done, I head there with my youngest two, they play, learn and meet new friends. While I sit back and read a good book and know that my kids are in a safe play area where I can keep an eye on them. Best part is they know it’s in the library and they always use their inside voice.
I multitask. Like with the audiobooks, driving, laundry and when I know I’ll be in front of the computer. Another way is reading multiple books at once. I was not always able to do that. But over time developed the knack. The plus side to multi reading is if I hit a dud point in one book, I can switch over to another.
Now in all fairness this question is usually follows only after it is found out that I have 4 children.
What else do you do when your not reading?
Well, I am Mom/Wife. That’s my current role in life.
Beside reading though, I love creating my own hot sauces and crafting with my kids. During the summer you’ll catch us Hiking or out searching for new swimming spots. I binge watch Netflix. You can tell when I’m binge watching because there will be delay in my blogs being posted.
Lately I found my creative spark coming back. One that hasn’t been around for a very long time. I started self teaching video/image editing. I now have several dozen edits under my belt and 3 videos on Youtube. But this is just for fun and to pass time.
I’ve also branched into writing. I don’t know what will come of my WIP but it provides me an outlet that my inner being needed.
Lets see. I also sleep. I love naps. Naps and food. I love eating also.
So if you have any questions that you just have to know the answer. Please feel free to ask.