As appealing as being stranded on an island with nothing but books is, there are some non-reading activities that simply can’t be ignored. Well, at least not for long. Like, as long as it takes me to read another chapter?
1. Clean the house
It looks like a bunch of cows tromped through here and the pile of laundry is beginning to rival my TBR mountain. Maybe if I hide a book under it, it’ll motivate me to fold it all?
2. Eat something
Why do I always get hungry when I have three pages left? Seriously! It’s like my stomach has synchronized its schedule with my reading habits. I guess this is why finger food was invented.
3. Finish that overdue assignment
I really should have finished it before starting a new book. But it’s a pretty short book. Well, sort of short. Maybe if I read really fast I’ll have enough time to finish the assignment too.
4. Go to the store
I know we’re getting low on just about everything. But going to the store means getting dressed, and being out in public. I might have to actually talk to someone!
Now I need to read to overcome the shock of such a terrifying idea. Bummer.
5. Finish knitting my friend’s baby blanket
Seriously. I’m going to have to give it to her next kid since the first one is in kindergarten now.
But I just got to a really good part! I’ll get to the blanket after I find out what happens next.
I’m in such terrible shape. I can’t even make it up the stairs without panting. Maybe if I leave a book on the top step?
7. Catch up on my emails
I’ve been trying to ignore that angry red number in the corner. Who knew numbers could be so judgmental? I mean, most of them are probably spam anyway, right? Right! Okay, back to reading.
8. Bake the cupcakes for my sister’s birthday
Bake cute cupcakes, or read a book? Cupcakes, or book? Cupcakes, book?
If I bake them now I might end up eating them all before we leave. I can’t let that happen. Book it is!
9. Pack for the family camping trip
Aw man, I guess I’ll have to leave my … Wait. Who goes camping without books? Isn’t that a rule or something? Sweet! I’ll start packing … as soon as I finish this page.
10. Go to sleep already!
Just one more chapter.
Okay, one more page.
It’s 2 am?! Yikes! I’ll put it down after this paragraph.
Wait, is that my alarm clock?