I Timed My Reading For A Week & This Is How It Went

Untitled 22So I’ve actually wanted to do this post for a really long time but I kept forgetting to actually time myself until like Tuesday and I obviously couldn’t start a week on any other day than Sunday. Because duh. My dumb reasoning aside, I just thought that it would be kinda neat to see how much I actually read in an average week! I mean not every week is the same and the week that I chose to do this was one where my two days off were split up which usually means I get a bit less done but that’s okay! It’s still fun!

Also want to mention that I wrote the first few days as the week was going on but I stopped doing that and wrote the other half later on so the way I’m talking about my time is slightly confusing but I hope it’s not too bad. I didn’t think it was worth it to rewrite anything but I guess it might be a bit odd if I didn’t mention it!

Untitled 15Day 1 – Sunday May 26
So I actually woke up this morning to the worst period I’ve had in years and was barely able to focus all day because of how bad it was. I can usually get about 1.5 hours of reading done on my breaks at work but I managed under an hour of The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan today because I had to keep stopping. Trash all around but at least I managed something.

Untitled 16Day 2 – Monday May 27
Well today was a lot better! I got in over 3 hours and finished the book I was reading, The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan, which was also the finale to a trilogy that I loved and then I started The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan which I really loved and wanted to read more of but unfortunately I have to go to bed pretty early since I start work at 5am every day. (Also please notice how I kept thinking I was done for the day and kept trying to go to bed but then I just had to keep reading more)

Untitled 17.pngDay 3 – Tuesday May 28
This was a really great reading day, I’m off tomorrow so I stayed up pretty late and managed to read a lot! I read for about another 4 hours, and I finished The Sea of Monsters and then started The Titan’s Curse! I mean I then messed up and accidentally hit reset after I stopped the timer for the night but I managed to get up to 8 hours and 5 minutes so not bad!

Untitled 18.pngDay 4 – Wednesday May 29
I usually do most of my reading on days that I work and then use my days off to write blog posts and do chores and grocery shopping and all that fun stuff, but since I only have one day off I decided that I mostly wanted to sit it bed and read so I managed to read 3 hours and 19 minutes today and I finished The Titan’s Curse and then started The Battle of the Labyrinth, and I loved both of them! I really wanted to stay up late reading but I knew I had to be a real adult and go to bed at a reasonable time.

Untitled 19.pngDay 5 – Thursday May 30
So this was without a doubt the best reading day of the week, which isn’t shocking since I was finishing up a series. I managed to finish The Battle of the Labyrinth and then I read the entirety of The Last Olympian which took me about 4 hours and 40 minutes in total. I was so sucked into the story that I just couldn’t put them down and I’m not even mad about how tired I was the next day.

Untitled 20.pngDay 6 – Friday May 31
This was another not great reading day, I didn’t even get my full hour and a half in at work (hello McDonalds run on lunch) but I did manage to read for about 1 hour in total and I made a decent dent in Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer. I was originally planning on reading the entire thing to finish off the month with one more book read but I just didn’t feel like it.

Untitled 21.pngDay 7 – Saturday June 1
Started off the month with a solid 2 hours of reading, which isn’t bad considering how ridiculous work is on the weekends and how tired I was. I managed to finish Spindle Fire and then I started The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot. Both really good reads but I was just so tired and done that I didn’t read for too long after I got home.

So there we go! In total I read for about 18 hours over the course of the week which seems about average for me. I tend to have a day or 2 where I just do nothing but read and then the rest is about 1 to 3 hours and that’s it. I mean I’ve already read almost 80 books this year so I think this is working for me? There really wasn’t a point to this but I thought that it would be fun to see where I do the most of my reading and how many hours I can spend a week on it. I think it would be fun to do this again on a week when I’m off Monday & Tuesday, I think I’ll get less read but who really knows! I hope this was fun to read but if not I had fun doing it so I guess that’s all that matters!


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