When and where do you like to read?

This is a bit of a weird topic to talk about, because it seems like such a simple part of life.

Everyone has their spot they like to read, and everyone has certain times of the day they like to/can find time to read.

Some are in bed, just before they go to sleep. Some people like to cozy up in a nice comfy chair after supper, and I’m sure others like to read in the bath, when they are absolutely relaxed.

There’s not really a wrong answer to this. Everyone has their preference of time and spot.

For me, I prefer reading on my couch. Legs up, in a nice comfy position and a good book on my lap, I could sit there for hours.

My problem, is that I don’t find the time often enough to read in my favorite spot.

I’m usually pretty busy, between work and friends and school and dogs, there’s a lot to do that keeps me from reading.

I don’t often get the chance to read while curled up on the couch, but I still find time to read.

The place I read the most is on the bus to work. It gives me about 20-40 minutes of quality reading time, depending on traffic and other bus occupants. I can channel out the noise for the most part, and I can usually snag a seat somewhere in the back corner which gives me a chance to whip out my book to read for a bit.

Other than that, I don’t get a lot of time to read. I try to read now and then, but with so much going on, I can hardly find time to sit and read a few pages even.

But enough about me. What about you? Where do you like to read, and when do you find the time to read your book? Do you sit down for hours, or do you steal a few moments now and then?

Why Reading is Hard

So that title might have confused you at first. I mean if you think about it, it’s really not that hard to read, right?

All you have to do is put some letters together, and once you’ve done that, they carry a certain meaning.

I think most people learned how to read pretty early on in life, but I guess there might be some people who aren’t able to read even as an adult.

Luckily, those aren’t the people I am talking to today.

The people I am talking to today are people who read books, who I think might understand what I am talking about today.

So what I mean by saying reading is hard , is that sitting down to read a book and focusing all of your attention on the book is quite difficult, not the actual mental capability to put letters together.

It’s pretty easy to sit in front of a tv or computer screen and watch some show. You get to see what each character looks like. You get to see what each scene looks like. You get to SEE everything.

When it comes to reading, everything is in your hands, or your brain more specifically. You read the words, and then you have to imagine the characters faces. You have to imaging the scenery, the clothing, the entire story.

There’s no recap at the beginning of every chapter or at the start of every book. Yeah, there might be a little backtracking of events if something happened a few books ago, but if you don’t remember what happened to a certain character, you have to hope you can find the right page, or look it up online.

That’s really why reading is so hard, but just because it’s hard, doesn’t mean it’s not enjoyable and relaxing.

There’s nothing better, in my opinion, than reading a good book.

Yeah watching some Netflix or YouTube can be fun, and I enjoy doing that too, but theres nothing quite like reading.

As I was writing this, I think the biggest reason I enjoy reading so much is because it’s something I create so to speak. I mold the world in the way I interpret the words. For tv, the world is already molded for me.

I hope you enjoyed this post, I enjoyed writing it. What do you think of what I had to say? Let me know in the comments.