I really must do more reading in 2012.
It would help if I could lighten up a bit about daytime reading. Much as I love to read, it often seems much too indulgent. Daylight hours are for useful, productive tasks like gardening/ exercising /volunteering / making dinner.
Pre-retirement, I confessed my puritanical reading habits to one of my library volunteers. She admitted that as a retiree, she has the same problem but has come up with a guilt-free fix: read fiction in the evening and non-fiction in the afternoon.
Oh oh. This might not work. Her solution likely requires discipline. But I have another idea. If I read any book, morning, noon or night, I can always call it “research”. After all, I have to make informed choices for my readers at the retirement home where I am the library volunteer. Right?
There’s nothing like a good rationalization.