Thoreau went to the woods to suck the marrow out of life; here, I hope to drain every drop from the books I read, rather than tossing them aside and saying vaguely, “Oh yes, I read that once,” when they come up in conversation.
I’m a Christ-follower, a wife, a mother, a wannabe novelist (with a complete manuscript, no less!), and—of course—a reader. Stick around, poke around, speak up, and enjoy…and definitely recommend your favorites, because my mile-long to-be-read list could always be longer!
Potty Reading: Week 1
Last week I announced that I planned to do double duty while…well, doing my dooty, if I can be so plain. I have been mostly faithful in this–I don’t always remember, but I’ve remembered more than I imagined I would.
And the results have been pretty surprising: I’ve read 80 pages in a week, just during bathroom visits.
I think the most helpful thing thus far has been that my book moves quickly and has lots of natural stops, like short chapters and paragraph breaks. It’s easy to say, “Okay, I’ll read to this spot,” and set the book aside.
At this rate, I should be able to finish the book this month…and I think this method could work with any novel. Wouldn’t that be something, add an extra novel to your every month just by using the toilet?
So far, so good, though we’re headed home for spring break on Friday and will be there until Wednesday. I’m not bringing my bathroom book–that would be a bit awkward to explain to the in-laws!