Do you feel guilty about not reading?

@rebelmel (1390)
United States
March 25, 2009 9:13am CST
Sometimes there is just too much going on around me for me to even find time to read. It makes me feel very guilty! How do you feel about this? Do you have any odd times that you use to read? I used to smoke a lot, and while on my cigarette breaks I would read. Now that I am quitting smoking, that's not such a good idea!
5 responses
@coloos (99)
• China
27 Mar 09
Reading a book is an enjoyable activity and i don't ever thought of guilty when I don't read. But I do feel uncomfortable when I can't have a book to read for a long time.
• India
27 Mar 09
yes i feel guilty i can not read for too many days.its a long time habit.i read to spend my time in another world so that i can for get present as long as i can.but once in while i have lots of work in the house i could not read for ten minutes.i used to race myself to read fifty books a year.these days i am not even one book a month.few years back i patted my self for completing hundred books in a year.even though my children claimed my attention constantly,i had to take care of guests, all those responsibilities did not stop me from reading.now the books i m reading are not that interesting.i am reading from habit.and mentally i am more disturbed,these books are not absorbing enough.i am not going to book shops to hunt for a better book.its okay fine.i read for enough number of years and enjoyed.now i can make way for demands of the day.though children are grown up but along with them the worries are also grew up.those worries make me put the book down to take care of other chores.
@KSue884 (11)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Growing up I always enjoyed reading but after finishing college I went into slacker mode and it felt refreshing not to have to be reading something all the time. But now I don't keep up with new books or read much at all and it does make my mind feel a bit neglected. I think reading keeps your mind alert and healthy and builds character. Does anyone have any good book suggestions, especially for someone who hasn't been reading much lately?
• United States
25 Mar 09
I love to read. I have found that my reading habits depend on what phase of life I am in. When I was in school, I found that I did not even want to look at a book because I was all studied out. It took me about six months out of college to want to read for pleasure again. I used to love to block out time (a couple of hours, etc.) to read. After having a family and getting so many interruptions, I found my friend the bookmark and got used to reading little snippets at a time. I am wondering if you can take a break and read something that will encourage you on the good choice you have made for quitting smoking but read in a smoke free environment. I wish you success.
@Shawchert (1040)
• United States
25 Mar 09
I don't feel guilty about reading at all because well... it's not like I'm going to be tested about it!.