Reading Method: “Time”

I always create reading time to balance with my other priorities: exercise routines, my day job (I work at a library, did you know?), creative writing projects, and etc.

How much time do I dedicate to reading?


The times differ depending on the day. When I go to work in the morning, I read for thirty minutes to an hour. Evening-shifts are more exciting  because I give myself a chance to read up to two hours.

Here are the other reading times I’ve set up for myself:

  • 30 minutes
  • 45 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes <—MY FAVORITE!
  • 2 hours <— MY TOP FAVORITE
  • 4 hours (say what?!) <— My TOP TOP FAVORITE!

Yep, I have read books for four hours. I set up the four hour reading schedule when I’m off from work and I have no plans to leave the house at all!

The best way to create a reading plan is to write it down:

  • Mark it on your daily planner
  • Post a sticker note about it somewhere you’ll easily spot it.
  • Set up a reminder on your phone

Have some days when you don’t have time for scheduled reading? No problem. Here are some things you can do:

  • Read a book during toilet “duty” (lame pun I know)
  • Plane delay? Reading is a great time killer for that!
  • Long road trip? Read.
  • In the hair salon and your stylist is trying to work on five clients at once? Read.
  • Dragged into a lame af family reunion? Read in a corner while the rest of your family is making a horrible attempt of the electric slide.
  • And many more…

There’s so much time to read!

Just do it.


What’s your reading schedule like? Are you an early bird reader or an night owl?


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