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  1. Marcy Blackwelder
    Marcy Blackwelder May 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm | | Reply

    I agree completely! An avid reader since childhood, there have been times in my life when I’ve been too busy or too stressed to read one of the books I normally would have loved to read. At those times, I have resorted to children’s fiction. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s written on a second grade level, a fifth grade level, or a teen romance. If it keeps me reading, I enjoy the story, and it gives me even a minute of escape, it’s worth it! Another trick I’ve used for such times is to keep an anthology of short stories by some of my favorite authors in my car, my purse, my bedside table, or wherever. Usually, all those places. Whenever I have a few extra minutes, I read a short story from one of the books. This is also a great way to shop around for different genres. No matter what you have to do to accomplish it, reading is important!

  2. Laurisa White Reyes
    Laurisa White Reyes May 3, 2012 at 10:13 pm | | Reply

    I just dropped by for a visit. Amanda N. referred me. I enjoyed your post. Being an avid reader, I can’t imagine NOT reading. But I can understand when life gets in the way sometimes. I didn’t read for years when my kids were very small. Didn’t have the time. Now I make time.

  3. Marsha Ward
    Marsha Ward May 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm | | Reply

    I totally agree with quitting a book that’s not satisfying you. I regret that it took me so many years to give myself permission to do just that. Now if I’m unhappy with a book, unless I’m reading for a review or other “job” type task, I’m content to close it and note in my book list notebook that I didn’t finish it, and sometimes, why. I also note authors I choose to not read. Picky, ain’t I? 🙂

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