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The busy bee’s 3 reading tips

Hello, hello!

Some must work multiple jobs, some need those extra work hours, some must care for children or parents or any other family. We’re the busy bees without much saying in the matter.

How do we make time in our schedules for stuff like reading then? Well, let’s take a look together.

  1. Use Audiobooks. The easiest to carry, perfect for long commutes, some even voiced by the authors, audio books are your friend. I don’t like listening to an audio book while doing something else as I get distracted, but I have one on hand everytime I go for a walk or use transportation. Sometimes cheaper than printed books, they are also wallet friendly.
  2. eBooks. eBooks are not just for e-book readers. If you can’t afford an eBook reader or a tablet, worry not. All you need is a phone that supports either an eBook reader app or pdfs. Again, easy to carry and access, often cheaper than the printed versions, they are awesome. ( In this day and age, you don’t need to strain your eyes when reading them. You can set text size, luminosity, contrast, colors… to me it is sometimes easier to read on my Kindle than a paper print)
  3. Always carry a book with you. This one is about taking advantage of the opportunities. We all have windows of 10-15 minutes in our days. Maybe you wait on a call, maybe you wait your child to come out of classes or you’re early at an appointment. Don’t let those moments go to waste. Always carry a book with you and take advantage of those moments ( no space to carry a book around? check the tips above)

The most important tip of them all is to go easy on yourself. I’ve talked a lot about this here on the blog. It is so easy to lose motivation when you look around and see everyone doing so much better than you. You should always remember that we all lead different lives, we all have different struggles and a different pace. That being said, do not compare yourself to what others do, but always try to improve yourself and your current situation.

I didn’t want to burden you and give you a list with a thousand tips. Start with these three and then visit my other post On reading more.

Let me know in the comments whether you already do any of these 3 and how does that work for you πŸ™‚

27 thoughts on “The busy bee’s 3 reading tips”

  1. When living in Paris I would have an audiobook whenever I went anywhere. Often I had to stop myself from laughing out loud if the book was particularly funny. I also don’t go anywhere without a book. Waiting becomes less boring when you have a book

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  2. These are all really great, helpful tips! Discovering audiobooks had such an impact on my reading stats. Just listening to them on my commute and while I do chores around the house helps me get though an extra 1-2 books as week. So does getting my phone out and reading a couple of pages while I wait in line or have a coffee break. Those little things make such a difference, especially when your life’s hectic 😊

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  3. I’ve tried audiobooks before but for some reason, I can’t focus. Some times read ebooks but with the size of the phone screnn I feel like I do more swiping than reading, but nevertheless, it’s great when on the bus or have extra minutes to spare.
    Thanks for sharing this!
    Loren | plaidandsugar.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep, audio books are not for everyone or for every day ( i can only use them when i am walking and travelling) but it’s good to try them and see what works for you πŸ™‚ The same goes for ebooks.
      Thank you for stopping by!!

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  4. Great tips! I only started reading ebooks for book blogging but it’s definitely more convenient and I’m reading much more! One more tip – tell a load of authors you’ll review their books and then you kind of have to read πŸ˜‰

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  5. I don’t do audiobooks, but I really should. I use Kindle text-to-speech ALL the time, so I think I would really enjoy an actual narrator. I just like to be able to turn on text-to-speech when I’m making a sandwich, or in the shower, that way I don’t miss out on reading when I’m doing stuff.

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  6. I’m definitely a physical book kinda girl! I like to carry a book in my bag BUT, my current read is a large hardback so it weighs me down… I’ll stick to paperback in future πŸ˜…

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  7. I am so bad! When I have a good book, I can walk and read at the same time. I even learned to read while walking on my treadmill. It is amazing how a good story can capture us and hold us there until it is over.

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