Prioritizing reading

Last Friday I said that you could be sure I would have a review for you today.

I genuinely believed I would.

But alas here I am, Wednesday has come back around and I don’t have a book to review. I feel pretty awful about it but it’s raised a really important question for me as of recent: How do I prioritize reading when I’m so busy I rarely have time to sit down and take a breather?

Like Jenn, I’m a 6th grade language arts teacher. School started just over two weeks ago and I’m constantly either at school, trying to plan and perfect lessons or grading something. On top of it I wake up at 5 a.m. to be at work on time, so I’m a little on the tired side.

For the first time in my life I’m struggling to figure out how to make time to really get some reading done.

I try to get at least 100 pages of reading in a day. As I try to catch up with work, I know that once I’m on a regular routine and comfortable that little chunk of time I’ve attempted to carve out, it won’t be difficult to follow. Until then though, I’m struggling to get there.

So, in the mean time, please forgive me for being so negligent. I KNOW I will have a review for you Friday. I’m not far from finishing a book right now, but in the mean time, I would love advice from everyone on how to balance my crazy life and reading time.



9 thoughts on “Prioritizing reading

  1. Agreed, we all struggle! I never get 100 pages in a day… I’m lucky if I get 50 pages during the week, but I do my best to get some reading in while settling into bed or in the bath! Great way to sneak a few pages in and then when the weekend rolls around, much easier!

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  2. I know what you mean, the first weeks (month) of school is so hectic. I start teaching again on Sept 1 and I’m already stressing out about the fact that I won’t have enough time to read, let alone blog. I try to read on the train (it’s only a 15 min. ride, but I still manage to read a few pages) and before going to bed, but that really depends on how tired I am.
    I love teaching, but the stress of the first weeks is not something I’m looking forward to. I’m already looking forward to settling back in the routine 🙂
    Good luck with the new school year!

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    1. Ugh, you SO get me! I am just so ready to get into the swing of things and get back to having a normal life again. I’m getting better with balancing it now, but still struggling to complete books in a timely manner the way I was before school started back. Hopefully this means I’m getting better haha.

      Thanks! Good luck to you as well!


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