Today’s Book Blogger Hop question is: Read or Clean? Read or Bake? Read or Make Dinner? What would be your choice?
Well, my first thought was that obviously I would rather read than do any of those things! But…sometimes bathrooms get dirty (on a fairly predictable schedule) and I’m quite the stickler for regular meals. So while, in a perfect world without responsibilities, I’d rather read than do most things, in this world I suppose I do actually clean or make dinner instead of reading on a very regular basis. I only bake once a year at Christmas.
Setting aside the responsibility question, there are some other, more challenging competitors for my reading time. Read or watch TV? In theory read, but that doesn’t always bear out. Read or work on my novel? Work on my novel–unless I’m too drained, and then reading takes less energy. Read or blog? Sorry, friends, I read more than I blog. Read or eat lunch with someone on a workday? Reading is my midday recharge, every day I can possibly manage it (95% of the time). Read or go to church? I like lazy Sunday mornings, but I’m at church every weekend, and I can’t always make it Saturday night. Read or see my family, boyfriend, or friends? People first–until my introvert self has had enough and I have to go home and read to recharge.
What competes for your reading time? What wins out?