Thoughts on books, family, and life in one impressive package.

I am officially caught up on posts – well, all except Mockingjay but I am waiting to write that for several reasons.  I already posted my Inside Michelle’s Brain segment for the week.  So what is a girl to do when she wants to write but has nothing about which to write?

This got me thinking.  Why is it that I am out of books to review?  I blame it on my new working hours.  I finally was able to negotiate cutting back my hours to coincide with the lack of daycare.  Great for the kids but I don’t get my long lunch break anymore.  Then, I’ve been superseded at soccer practices by my husband, who wants to help at practices.  This means that there are 90 minutes twice a week that are gone too.  Then, we’ve been so busy entertaining and heading to the lake this summer, that I haven’t been able to read over the weekends either.  This adds up to a severe cut into my reading time.  I have a 900-page book to finish this weekend for a blog tour for Monday.  The review copies are flowing in at a pace faster than I can read them.  Honestly, I’m getting a bit concerned.

I want to read.  I want to read a lot.  My RIP V book list is just the tip of the iceberg of books I want to read.  I have 200 books on my bookshelves and on my Nook that are calling my name.  Yet, how can I possibly fit in more reading time into an already full schedule?  What can I do better? 

I’ve already cut down on blogging time and time spent on my Reader.  I have no homework anymore.  I am home earlier, which means that I should have more time to read, except the kids require me to help with homework and want to tell me all about their day.  We have activities every weekday and now on weekends.  Seriously, how am I supposed to read a book in a timely fashion?  Gah!  It’s so frustrating!

So, here’s a plea to fellow bloggers: How do you do it?  How do you read so much?  Do you have any recommendations for how I can eke more reading time from the day?

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