My boys started back at school today. So summer is over! Okay, it’s not really over, but you know what I mean. Once summer break is done it kind of feels like it is.
I really had an epiphany this summer. I’m not sure why it’s never come to me before. I suppose because I didn’t have a book blog in summer’s past. Summer is not a great time (for me) to get any kind of reading done.
That sounds crazy when I type it. I mean, it’s summer. So much free time! Time to relax with a great book, right? Wrong. As a mother who also works part-time, summer is insane. We were busy all the time. Running to and fro to camps. Sports. Barbecues with friends. Vacations. Every weekend we were booked with something. I’m exhausted, and I don’t even know what we did half the time. But it sure didn’t involve reading.
Sure, I sneak in a chapter or two at bedtime. But that’s it. During the school year, with our set schedules, I can usually get a few blocks of time during the day to just read. Especially on the two days when I don’t work but my boys are in school.
I had so many different books I wanted to get to this summer. Fun summer reads. Books I want to read. (Looking at these two lists I only read two books, and am in the middle of two more. So many hopes and dreams!) Books that have been sitting on my shelf (for way too long). Books for my 2015 Reading Challenge. Library holds that have come up. Those ARCs I requested (and were generously approved!) last spring when I felt like I would have all the (summer) time in the world.
Thank goodness school is back in session. Time to get back on track and try to get caught up with my reading. And let this be a lesson to me next summer – this is no time for reading. Save that for the fall.