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As I’ve mentioned in my most recent posts, life is crazy-busy and very full these days. I know that the craziness is, in part, due to the fact that we’re both still adjusting to the new norm of married life. Still, it’s going to stay crazy-busy for a long time, as house-building begins in earnest now that the wedding is behind us.

The crazy-busyness makes it a challenge to find time to read for pleasure. Nevertheless, that did not deter me from picking up several books that intrigued me when I dropped in at the library last week. I think it’s an addiction, this urge to take home any delicious-looking books that catch my eye. I got The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, A Red Herring Without Mustard and another book that I honestly can’t remember the title. Also, I got Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and a Thursday Next book, both audio books on CD, to make the 37 minute commute much more bearable. Jim Dale is the narrator for HP and I love, love, love it. It definitely makes the time go by much more quickly AND I’m getting thru HP much more quickly than if I were to try to read it in my sparest of spare time.

But – in my sparest of spare time – I am trying to plow my way through A Red Herring Without Mustard. I love the heroine’s voice in this book, however unrealistic it is for an eleven year old to be solving mysteries like she does. Sometimes I get snatches during my lunch-breaks, sometimes I get snatches while dinner is simmering and sometimes – very rarely – fit in snatches right before I fall into bed at the end of the day.

I honestly can’t see me ever having the loads of time for reading like I used to as a teen, but I do intend to plug away and try to get some reading done because, well, I love to read and it’s like holding my breath to go without books. Audio books are my way to get that done these days. Thank goodness for the local library’s large collection!

How do you manage to fit reading into your daily, busy life? Any tips or suggestions?

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