Reckless Ways to Get More Reading Time

Time is hard to come by, as every bookdragon knows.

I’ve heard if you look hard enough you can find it for sale in black markets, but the crowd there is a tough one AND DOESN’T CARE ABOUT YOUR READING NEEDS. Rude, I know.

But we still need our reading time! So we shall get it. In whatever way works. Well, with some exceptions, because stealing a time turner is harder than you’d think (not that I’ve tried).

The bottom line is, your favorite fictional people are allowed to be reckless, so why shouldn’t you? (a few reasons, but we don’t care about them).

So here are some reckless ways to get more reading time you should totally not try.




#1. Read while walking your dog

Dangers: You may walk into a variety of things, like:

  • Poles
  • Walls
  • People
  • Moving cars
  • Distracted hobbits


#2. Sleep with half your brain, read with the other

One eye open, one closed. Like dolphins!

Dangers: Becoming an actual dolphin. Which is cool and all, but they don’t read.


#3. Don’t sleep at all

Not like you’ve never done it before. Right?

Dangers: Becoming a caffeinated hyperactive slow-minded zombie. They don’t read either. But you’d certainly try.


#4. Get selective amnesia

Having time for something is all about priorities. And sometimes reading can’t be a priority over other things. So get selective amnesia, and forget about all those other things. Problem solved.

Dangers: Forgetting you love ice cream too.


#5. Read while shopping

Dangers: Reading shoppers have been known to knock down entire shelves at the mall. Accidentally or otherwise. As a general rule, avoid books likely to cause emotional breakdowns, and look up every now and then.


#6. Read while driving

But only if you don’t like audiobooks. Let’s not get too crazy here.

Dangers: Books die in car accidents. People too. It’s important to remember that, even if you’re not either.


#7. Ask a librarian to kidnap you

She will bring you cookies and a different book every day. You will never return your books late. It’s a win win arrangement.

Dangers: There’s no way of knowing if she was a kidnapperΒ before you asked. Beware of evil librarians. And creepy backstories.


#8. Hide in a secret bookdragon lair, away from society and all busying things

And make sure to stay there for a really really long time.

Dangers: You’ll miss out on book releases. And a few other, possibly important things.


#9. Read while cooking

If you do get this right, please serve dauntless cake for dessert, and have me over.

Dangers: Setting your book on fire. And your house.


#10. Take over the world and read whenever you want

Dangers: Never mind, the list is too long.


There you go, enough bad ideas to last you the week. If you try any of these and it goes wrong… Please don’t blame me.

What do you do to get more reading time?


11 thoughts on “Reckless Ways to Get More Reading Time

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  1. Ooh, I like the idea of #8! But if one hides in a book lair WITH WIFI then we won’t miss book releases, right?!? #winning. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  2. I’ve learned this the hard way: don’t read before you go to sleep. Unless you don’t mind losing the ability to fall asleep until you have finished the entire bloody series.

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  3. Hahaha this was such an inspired post! I chuckled my way through it πŸ˜› And the best part is, it’s all true!
    I thank the gods every day for inventing audiobooks though, because otherwise I’m pretty sure I’d be dead by now. Life is scary when you’re a bookworm 😦

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    1. Aw thanks!! πŸ˜„ Haha, howww do you do it? I can never get into audiobooks, I keep thinking the narration’s off, or miss stuff someone says πŸ˜…
      I am guilty of reading in math class at college though. Don’t tell anyone 🀐 πŸ˜†


      1. You’re very welcome ❀️
        I get like that too sometimes but then I decide to focus and really listen. That’s when the magic happens! 😊
        I could never read in class… Too much going on! So I totally admire anyone who does/did πŸ˜‚ (I won’t! πŸ˜‰)

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