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Book-Talk Monday: Summer–More or Less Time to Read?

Monday, June 24, 2013
Open Book by Dave Dugdale

Open Book by Dave Dugdale

Here in the States, we’re trained by school calendars to think of the summer months as a time of freedom, as a time when we have so much more opportunity for leisure activities. So we see it every year: summer reading lists, beach reads, etc. But, really, once we’re adults and out of school (and working full-time), do we really have more time in the summer for reading?

Even though I work in the field of education, the program in which I work is online and runs 365 days/year. No spring or summer break, like the main campus gets. And even though the entire university closes for a week at Christmas, the students I advise and the students I teach are all still in class throughout the holidays.

For people with kids, I would imagine that summers are more busy, not less, what with the kids being home and needing to be supervised/entertained/driven places.

So that’s the question of the day (since I’ve been so busy today I didn’t have time to even think about writing a blog post until after 4:30 p.m.):

Do you have more or less time during the summer to read?

  1. Ruth permalink
    Monday, June 24, 2013 4:45 pm

    As soon as I graduated from college, my reading time became pretty much the same year-round…i.e., occasionally challenging. 😉


  2. Debra E. Marvin permalink
    Monday, June 24, 2013 5:51 pm

    Summer means less time reading and writing. It’s just a much more social season than winter in the northeast! Summer means yard work and mowing and many more parties and festivals,


  3. Dora permalink
    Monday, June 24, 2013 8:32 pm

    I generally have more time during the week between Christmas and New Year’s to read, as we generally spend it in Myrtle Beach. Since, I just started my LLM program, I will be in school year round, starting in the “fall”, so reading for pleasure will be a challenge. However, as I am taking medical leave beginning tomorrow afternoon, for the month of July, I believe I will have plenty of time to read this summer.


  4. Tuesday, June 25, 2013 11:21 am

    Since I am retired, I am free to read year round. When I was teaching school, I didn’t have much time for pleasure reading but now I am making up for that. I am a reading machine and enjoying every minute of it!


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