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...read so much?  I've been thinking about this one quite a bit lately, especially when I had a glut of books in the review queue and even more that I want to read.  I had to set up some boundaries this last time of focusing on a specific titles until they were finished.  I generally have 2 to 4 books that I'm reading at any one time plus reading the Bible and the internet.  But I only finish one book a week.  I don't read them all at the same rate or even side by side.  Just what ever I see I read.  It's actually quite a bad habit, because I pretty much read anything that has writing on it. 

How do I make time for this? I don't watch the news.  I don't watch morning, evening or late night news.  It pretty much gives me three hours to do something else with my life.  And I use those three hours interspersed throughout the day to pick up a book and read.  I still get news, it's via CNN updates on Twitter or by word of mouth or Facebook or surfing the internet.  I pretty much stay up to date on what people are talking about and somethings they aren't. 

I think the principle is pretty basic, if you have something that you want to do, you make the time for it and miss out on something else and you're okay with it, because of what you gain.  This year, we've already had 13 weeks and I've started and read 13 books and all because I don't watch the news. 

What could you change to find time for something that you want to do?

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