My Reading Goal (an update) – #SOL21 Day #30

Source: Open Media Library

About a week ago, I wrote about wanting (and needing) to focus on my reading life because for some reason I haven’t been able to read for extended periods of time, much less finish anything that I start.

I committed to reading for a total of one hour every day.

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Although I haven’t timed myself, I have been reading for longer and longer stretches every day. I finished two books over the last couple of days and am reading three others with the engagement that I customarily bring to my reading.

Part of my problem had been that I would pick up a book, read a few pages, put it down and do the same thing with another book. Over. And. Over. Again.

It was exhausting.

Once I committed to rebuilding my reading life, it didn’t turn out to be as difficult as I imagined. Of course, this week I’m on Spring Break and I have more time during the day to read. The key will be maintaining this goal when school resumes in a week.

But, for now, I’m in my happy place.

Source: Open Media Library

Cross posted to The Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life Story Challenge.

9 thoughts on “My Reading Goal (an update) – #SOL21 Day #30

  1. Elisa, this is one of my goals. I am going to bed earlier so I can spend time reading before I turn out the light. I was looking at writing quotes the other day, and many of them were about the importance of reading to becoming a better writer. I would love to hear what you are reading.

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    • I am reading a couple of professional books – one on Blended Learning by Catlin Tucker and the other one is on Classroom Talk. I’m also reading The Chicken Sisters. It’s a Reese Witherspoon book club pick. I am loving it! I don’t have any of the books in front of me, but I will share them at the next Time2Write session. Just remind me!


  2. mrssurridge says:

    I’m so jealous. My break is next week and I have three books ready to go. The last three books I’ve gotten from the library I’ve had to return without finishing because I ran out of time to read them. This stinking job keeps getting in the way!! I’m ready for some focused reading time! Enjoy yours!

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  3. TammyB says:

    Such a great goal. I read in snippets between other things. I did set a timer for awhile. I need to do that again. I do find the timer magical for all kinds of things.

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