Random Thoughts on Books: Not Enough Time to Read

September 14, 2012 Random Thoughts on Books and Blogging 24

PhotobucketRandom Thoughts on Books is going to be my new Friday feature.  It sounds exactly like what you think it is – my random thoughts on anything book related.

 I need time to read!

Over the last two weeks I have finished exactly one book. One! I was so busy preparing for vacation and then being on vacation that I have had little to no time to read.

I really hate when this happens. Reading is my time to escape, my time to forget about everything else that is going on and just relax. Does it sound strange that not having time to read kind of stresses me out?

I’ll be able to read some this weekend and hopefully finish another book!


Sorry that this pic isn’t the greatest but my phone is being lame right now. This is one of the lovely pieces of antique furniture that my mom and aunt brought down to me. I’ve decided to showcase some of my books in it (though I make no guarantees that this won’t bother me in the future).

On the top shelf I put some of my favorite books and some of my signed books.

The second shelf is reserved for Harry Potter.

The third and fourth shelf are my Trixie Belden books. They used to be my mom’s (and some belonged to her mom). Unfortunately I did not take great care of them when I was younger so some of them are falling apart, but the first several in the series are either first edition or second edition from the 1940’s/1950’s. I’m missing a few of the later ones in the series, but someday I will have them all!


24 Responses to “Random Thoughts on Books: Not Enough Time to Read”

  1. fakesteph

    I love the piece and I love the books you’re showcasing in it. Also… I know EXACTLY what you mean about how having no time to read stresses you out. I haven’t read a single page this week and I am STRESSED OUT.

  2. Cindy Smith

    Kim, If it makes you feel any better I haven’t been reading like I use to either. I think I might have read two books in the last two weeks.

    I love that piece. It looke really nice. Good choice on the books. :)

  3. Jessie Marie

    It makes my heart break when there’s not enough time to read and we have to do mundane things like work or sleep or watch a football game. I don’t want to do anything BUT read. Le sigh.

    PS. Love the new bookcase. Very cool looking. : )

  4. ....Petty Witter

    Loving that book case, it really is gorgeous and I can’t help but think what books I’d showcase on it. It doesn’t sound a bit strange that lack of reading time stresses you, it does me as well.

  5. Jenny

    Yeah, I’m a hundred percent with you on needing more time to read. One day we’ll have all the time we want…hopefully. ;)

  6. Bittner

    It doesn’t necessarily stress me out if I don’t have time to read. It’s more that I feel really guilty. Like I turned my back on my friends during that time.
    I haven’t read much lately either because I had a severe tooth ache the past couple of weeks and I am an absolute baby when it comes to pain! Whenever I’m sick or in pain I do whatever I have to do to get through my day and take care of my responsibilities but as soon as I get home I fall apart!

  7. Alexia561

    I haven’t had much time to read lately either, and yes, that makes me anxious. My DH jokes that I’m addicted to reading and am suffering withdrawal….wonder if he’s right? :s

  8. Jennifer | Book Den

    Your furniture looks beautiful. We have an old hutch that belonged to my husband’s grandmother. Most people would probably put dishes and such on it like she did, but I had to use it for books. My second shelf is devoted to Harry Potter as well. :) I can very much relate to your new bookcase.

  9. Kate@Midnight Book Girl

    I completely understand! I’m reading a lot, but I’m stressed bc I feel like I’m reading too many books at once, but I can’t just stop reading any of them. 2 are for readalongs, one is an audio, one for book club and 1 just for me. But my must read tbr pile is stacking up! As much as I am looking forward to Readathon, it doesn’t feel like a long enough to get all the reading done that I want to. If I do a challenge this time around, I’m just using rafflecopter so I don’t have to deal with it!

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      I don’t think I want to do a challenge at all this time because I really NEED (ok WANT) to get some reading done. I’m reading like 4 books right now so I know how you feel. And sadly none of them are for book club.

  10. Jen Ryland/YA Romantics

    OMG — we must have an email chat about Trixie. Miss Trask! Honey! I loved those books when I was little — our library had a lot of them and I was a huge fan.

    And I also haven’t had enough time to read lately….

  11. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    Very cool furniture!

    And yes, it REALLY stresses me out if I don’t have time to read. Or time to respond to comments or comment on blogs. I get so stressed out when I get behind, but the fact is that I really have hardly any time to read/comment as it is, so I always STAY behind. It’s very frustrating. Which is why I really wish I could participate in Bloggiesta, because then I could have a couple days to just get caught up on the whole commenting thing! I might have to just talk the hubs into letting me have a day to get caught up anyway…