Johnny-5 Posted January 6, 2023 at 03:24 PM Author Report Share Posted January 6, 2023 at 03:24 PM On 1/6/2023 at 10:54 PM, PerpetualChange said: I'd love to know more about how you find the time to do this. Not being sarcastic here... I'm 30% through a book that I've been reading since October 2022. I can't imagine I'll finish it before March or April. Even in my native language, I spend 1-2 months reading a book. Depending on the style, I take about 5-10 minutes to read a page. Granted... I only spend 1-2 hours per day reading, if that. Many days, it is much less. So... what's it look like? As a guy with a wife, kid, fulltime job, other commitments/hobbies. Spell it out for me. What's a day in the life look like? Well, first off I'm tackling Agatha Christie books which are not the longest or most challenging books around. So oftentimes my Kindle tells me that the current book will take 4-5 hours to read. Second I trained myself to listen/read faster. At first I was at 0.75x and found it hard to keep up with the text and the meaning, so I bumped it down to 0.5x and read a few books that way, but gradually I tried speeding it up (and also not trying to read anything too far outside my comfort zone) and now I cruise at 1.75x and at that pace a 200 page book takes about 4 hours. Third, I used to watch Youtube videos or browse the web for an hour or so before bed, but that's good reading time. Also breakfast and lunch time I can get some reading in, and other times I may not be reading but I can have my headphones in while I'm driving and make progress in the story. I have two kids and one of them has no trouble doing homework, but the other needs to be watched, so I can sit with her and read (say "I'm doing my homework") while she's doing hers. I don't cut into family time or other obligations, but just fit it in where I can... Hell, I'll also set a bookmark and let my Kindle read me to sleep. I find it stimulating enough to keep my mind off other topics, but not so stimulating to keep me awake. I usually have to go back and start over from the bookmark the next day. 1 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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