I love the question for this month's Literary Blog Hop, hosted by the Blue Bookcase, so I am going to double-post the heck out of today. :)
How do you find time to read, what's your reading style and where do you think reading literature should rank in society's priorities?
Question 1: How do you find time to read?
I tend to read whenever I am waiting. If I'm standing in a long line, if I'm waiting for my husband to put on his shoes or brush his teeth, if I have an appointment, I will read. I also have a long commute and I ride the bus, so I try to read at that time as well (although I frequently fall asleep).
Question 2: What's your reading style?
As far as how I read, it is in silence, and often in small slices. I am a big fan of the Pomodoro Technique, where you set a timer for 25 minutes to be productive, then have 5 minutes to relax, then back to the 25 minutes of productivity. My 5 minutes are reading minutes. I don't usually read for hours at a time, because I just don't have those long stretches of time, except occasionally on Sundays and vacations.
Question 3: Where do you think reading literature should rank in society's priorities?
So here's the thing. I think it is individual. I read quite a bit. I love reading, it is fulfilling for me, and it is an important part of my life. But I don't think it is like that for everyone, or that it should be. I don't expect people to want to spend as much time reading as I do. I will say I think teaching children to enjoy literature and spend time reading and learning is beneficial and should be a high priority, and I have a hard time understanding adults that never read, but in general I think it should be based on individual goals, not what society thinks should be a priority.