Reading, both for research and just for entertainment, can easily be pushed aside by Social Media and other distractions. It could even be argued that pursuing our hobby (painting, building, playing and yes, blogging and vlogging) all eats into the time available for us to just sit down and read properly. Maybe it's time to make a change?
Making even a little bit of time in your day can make all the difference. Over the last month, I have read more than probably in the last six months, and that was just forcing myself to take a short lunch break or reading for fifteen minutes before bed.
Although reading the odd wargames magazine and the Wargames Journal when it comes out my book reading fell off a cliff some years ago. Mostly it has been on the PC or phone. But I'm back to reading books recently after two were bought as Father's Day presents. It was so welcome.ReplyDelete
Its a life pleasure that is easily lost without really noticing it. We all have busy lives and busy hobbies so its easily done.Delete
Thanks very much for an absorbing vid, Lee (as ever). Just thought I'd declare that, for at least one viewer, the opposite is the case! My hobby life is consciously built around reading for its own sake - which mostly substitutes for actual gaming. And I'm cool with that up to a point. I'll work out reading programs for current projects and access works accordingly (not electronically); they'll range from primary source to challenging academic to accessible (but 'respectable') popular. Incidentally, in pursuit of this I've had to join posh subscription libraries to get at the works that once graced the shelves of my beloved branch library, now tragically being systematically degraded by a philistine council. Cheers anyway, and enjoy your upcoming literary delights...BDelete
Sounds like a what not to do on our Monday night Zoom calls!ReplyDelete
Certainly a point of discussion!Delete
Having worked from home for most of the last two years, one thing I'm looking forward to with the return to "on-site" is my read during the long commute in.ReplyDelete
I'm partly back in the office, part at home. But either way it's either a 5 second, or five minute commute.Delete
Same here. The only good thing about having to commute again is the dedicated reading time it gives me. Prior to Covid my commute was a minimum of 4 hours a day, 3 times a week which was only made bearable by reading. A move in office has cut that down considerably but still enough time to get some good reading in.Delete