Monday, 23 April 2012

Musing Mondays

Although I have only been away from my bloggy for only a few days, I feel like I am neglecting it! Reading in general has been difficult of late and I felt the need to do this real short tag (a.k.a meme) post to let you guys know I am still alive and what I am up to!

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading, this weeks musing is:
Other than working at a job, what is your biggest interruption to reading? What takes you away from your book(s)?

For me, it is university work. I am coming up to finishing my degree in just over a month now and although I am excited about jumping into the world outside of education and getting myself onto the job market, I still have a lot of work to do to get there! As I type this blog, I have an essay open and in much need of finishing off. I have loved university, I have been lucky enough to find a course that has been small but perfectly formed and jammed packed full of interesting units. However alongside a mounting to do list of assignments, a dissertation and a shed load of reading, my fictional reading can sometimes be left out.

My boyfriend is also often a distraction. Although we don't live far apart at all, conflicting working schedules mean we don't get to see each other very much. And although he is very understanding of my reading habits, nothing gives him the hump more than me jumping into bed early just to whip my Kindle out and pretty much ignore him.

Finally it is blogging. Someone once said to me if I spent just half the time I spend reading and writing about books I like reading, I could get an awful lot more of them read! But to me part of the joy of reading is talking about and sharing how you interpreted them, and I wouldn't give it up for all the reading time in the world.

Despite all this, every night I will read (even if some nights it is just 10 minutes) and have been known to wake up an hour early to fit in a couple of chapters. Just this morning I was awake at 8am just to set my alarm for 9am and climb back into bed with a cuppa and my Kindle, bliss :)

I would love know what you think about my Monday Musing, and what is your biggest interruption to reading? If you have a bloggy like me, please feel free to leave the link in the comments, but if not please just place you musings in the comments instead.

Thank you as always for reading,

Love Rie x


  1. For me it's twitter. What is it about the constantly scrolling blurbs that hypnotizes me so?!

    Like right now, I should be reading, but I'm here leaving a comment.

    Oh my nerves, can you say 'therapy?'

    Anywho, great post!


    *closes laptop and opens book*

    1. Oooh I forgot about that one. I do a lot twittering through Hootsuite with lists to try and save some time. But I do love it so.

      Thanks for the comments and follow, it means a lot :D

      Happy reading!!

  2. I often do the hop in bed early with a book thing, haha. My husband has to deal with my shutting him out for a little while. But he's pretty understanding, most the time haha.
    Thanks so much for stopping by my MM earlier :)

    1. No problem. Thanks for visiting my little bloggy back.

  3. My biggest distractions are pretty much the same as yours :) Grad school, the boyfriend, and of course making time to write reviews!

  4. Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    I used to get a lot more reading done when I was a student at the university. Now as a teacher, I read much less. I wish I could go back to those days!