If anyone ever asks if I have any hobby I always say I like reading. Before my twins were born I would read several books a month, I actually love to read! I love to read a mixture from ‘chick-lit’ to drama, historical stories to thrillers.
The truth is that in the last 2 maybe 3 years I haven’t read a single book! I suppose I blame being a busy mum to three children, there’s always something that needs doing. I would feel guilty sitting down to read a book.
Mums are busy. During the day I’m either with the kids or at work so I can’t read a book then. When the kids are asleep then there’s housework and obviously my writing.
We recently went to Centre Parcs and I decided before hand I was going to read a book! I was taking a week off from ‘blogging’, so that meant I wasn’t writing any new content so I should be able to read a book….
I downloaded the Free Book Of The Week from the Apple Store onto my IPad and instantly fell back in love with reading.
I quickly finished my first book in years and have already started my second book.
Yes I’m still busy but I’ve decided to make a conscience effort to take some time out each day, even if it’s 10 minutes to read a few pages.
Taking those few minutes to myself, doing something I enjoy feels great. Everyone deserves a little me-time, especially us busy mums!
Do you like to read? What are you reading at the moment?
The free book I downloaded was Hell Bay by Kate Rhodes. I’ve started the second instalment Ruin Beach.