Musing About Things: Distractions


Hi guys, welcome to Book Munchies’ Musing about Things: A Discussion (Post). Inspired by memes such as Should Be Reading‘s Musing Monday & Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Caffeinated Confessions (etc.), this is a Book Munchies discussion post, where I’ll be rambling about (mostly) book-related things and hopefully you guys will join in on the fun too! Kim again this week! 😉


I feel like such a slacker these days when it comes to reading my 100 books for this year’s goal. Whether it’s work, fanfiction, movies, or friends, it seems like there’s always something getting away of reading. Even as I write this post, I’m sitting in my living room watching Thor: The Dark World.

For the most part, I spend a good chunk of my spare time reading. But not the things I should be reading, perhaps. (Though, my friend Jen comforts me by saying that at least I’m reading something vs picking up some unsavory pastime instead.)

We have a world filled with things to do!

But there are so many things going on in the world now that it is hard to devote the necessary amount of time to reading. Working a minimum of 9 hours a day, taking time to socialize with friends during off times, and making sure personal hygiene isn’t neglected (aka making time for my requisite 1/2 hr bathroom extravaganza), plus all the little every day chores and errand …. How are people so able to read and blog as much as they do?

Tablets vs. e-Ink?

Ever since I got Rafael (my iPad), I have the ability to read fanfics on the go just as easily as I can my books and ARCs. Prior to Rafael, I had Sycamore, my lovely e-Ink Kindle. Life was so much simpler with Sycamore because I couldn’t do anything except read. With Rafael, I’m suddenly able to peruse Twitter, send emails, read Cyanide & Happiness. Which is silly since I got Rafael for reading books. (Fun fact: my first app downloaded was the Kindle app.)

One of my concerns with getting a tablet for reading is the enormous distraction it would pose, which is why I had chosen an eInk ereader in the first place. Apparently, I was justified in my fear. There are some people who can just read no matter what, and I’m not one of those people. Either way, I think that by choosing an e-Ink ereader is going to facilitate reading more easily than a tablet with a reading app would.

Conclusions, perhaps.

Or maybe I’m the only one so easily distracted. Let’s just all read more. 😉

Author: Kim

Everything can be made better with a good book or some relaxing knits. 😀 Find me on IG @kimberlyh12 or on Twitter @enervated.

0 Replies to “Musing About Things: Distractions”

  1. This is leaving me wondering as well! I’m on my summer vacation at the moment, so I can read whenever I want to, but I’m also constantly distracted by fanfiction, Twitter, reading reviews, watching TV series and all that. It’s a big problem when I have school. I have this sort of schedule when I have school though. I come home at around 5 in the afternoon, so if I don’t have a ton of homework, I’ll read until dinner (that’s around 2 hours of reading!) and do my homework after dinner. If I finish homework early, then more reading time! But blogging has taken up a lot of my time. I dedicate more than 2 hours to writing posts, reviews and visiting other blogs. I hope we can both find more time to read, Kim!

    (And I should totally name our iPad, too.)

  2. Oh, yes. School is my biggest distraction when it comes to blogging, but that’s a necessary evil that will soon be done. 🙂 Reading on a tablet really is quite the distraction, eh? I didn’t even think about it when I got a tablet, but I constantly find myself spending half an hour or more messing around, not doing anything useful, when I meant to be reading. Or I’ll break from reading for what should be a 5 minute break and look up from some game and it’s an hour later. I do the same thing when it comes to getting around to doing any kind of work, so maybe I’m just too distracted in general. 🙂

    Seriously, I love your iPad and Kindle names. They’re so dignified! 😀

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