UPDATE – GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! I HAVE EMAILED THE WINNER 🙂
Unless this is your first time visiting the blog, you know how much I love to read. It’s my absolute most favorite pastime.
I’ve always been a paper books kind of girl… E-readers just don’t do it for me. I know some people find them to be more convenient but I’m a stickler, even for a longer trip like Asia, where I packed 5 books in my suitcase. Honestly, I just love paper books. I like to hold a book as I read. And in a way it’s a bit of a ritual and sensory experience. I really like the actual feeling of the paper between my fingers as I turn the pages. And I love the way new books (and bookstores!) smell.
How Life Unfolds is running a “15 pages a day”
Read more about that here! They asked me to film a little “day in the life” style video which shows my day to day (and probably answers the question of how I manage to read so much!!!). I hope you enjoy! AND, to maybe further incentivize you to get those pages in, we are giving one lucky reader a $500 gift card to Amazon (so that you can stock up on alllll the books!)
Scroll to the end of the post to enter via the widget, and comment below with your favorite time of day to read..
Reading 15 pages a day (on paper) has so many benefits. Increased language skills and mental development, a better memory, and increased focus!Also, it can help with stress and anxiety as it’s proven to lower your heart rate. This article has a lot of good information about the benefits of reading on paper.
Anyone can do this challenge! No matter your age or literacy level. I encourage you all to pledge to read at least 15 pages a day in print to discover the benefits of consistently reading on paper. And if you do, share that you took the pledge on social media using #15PagesADay! And head over to the How Life Unfolds website… I did a little interview with them with more on how I find the time to read, my picks for the best summer books to read, getting over the hangover that comes after reading a really good book, and more!
Video + Photos by Carter Fish // Created in partnership with The Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds® campaign – thank you for supporting the brands that keep this blog running!
I’m so on board for this challenge! I’ve always been a bookworm growing up, and like you, I can’t get used to e-readers now. It’s paper all the way! 🙂
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I love reading in the evening times & at bed time unless it’s a snow or rain day then I read during the afternoon etc…
I love waking up early on a Sunday and reading with a cup of coffee and my dog snoozing next to me on the couch-so peaceful (even if it usually only lasts a chapter)
This is such a great campaign! A whole day of reading on the beach is pretty much my ideal day… but in real life, my favorite time to read is on my lunch break. Somehow it makes a standard lunch feel like a guilty pleasure (in a good way) when I get to eat it with a book in my hand.
Such a fun challenge, Grace! Definitely trying to get back into reading. xo elle
Love this! I always look to you for book recommendations and have read numerous of your picks and you haven’t steered me wrong yet. I try to read on the weekends since not a lot of time with work (though I do sneak in several pages during the week) and aim for at least a book a week, when possible. I’ve checked out more YA books since your podcast launched and also love the thrillers and romantic comedies.
Early in the morning before my family wakes up!
I’m always carrying a book around with me – I agree I love physical books! Even though its more to carry I always have one in my bag and usually try to read every morning on the bus to work and any other time I can squeeze in throughout the day!
I love to read at night!
Three friends and I set a goal of reading 25 books this year, and so far all of us are on track to surpass that number! It’s been so motivating to see each other’s progress. I try to take a few nights each week to keep the tv off, or to let my husband watch a show I’m not interested in. I have a 2 year old, and I’m not in charge of bath duty, so I try to sneak a few pages in at that time as well. I look forward to your reading list posts each month, and add almost every book to my own list!
While I make time to read every day, my favorite time is on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Nothing feels more indulgent!
I try to read before bed (even if it means staying up too late….) but lately I’ve loved weekend mornings spent with reading and coffee! My favorite ‘destination reading’ has to be reading on vacation or after a hike in nature.
I love to read in the evenings before bed, as well as on the train to/from work. I’m so excited for this challenge! What a great way to encourage making reading a part of your daily routine.
Once I pick up a good book I devour it! I will sneak peeks at all times of the day obsessed until I finish!
I mostly read at night before bed, but my very favorite time is a lazy, rainy Sunday.
My favorite time to read is Saturday afternoon, on a blanket in Central Park.
My favorite time to read is in the evening after supper.
My favorite TIMES a day to read are during my lunch hour (to escape work for a bit) and when I get in bed at night (to wind down from the day)! Like you, reading is one of my favorite past times and I look so forward to it each day!!
I looove to read before bed, but I know I lose so much sleep that way! Just 15 minutes turns into an hour 🙂 Staying in bed to read on weekend mornings is also pure bliss. Love this challenge!
I love reading for a half an hour before bed. I turn my phone over and put it on do not disturb and dive into a book. It helps me unwind and relax before bed. It’s my little night-time self-care ritual!
Hi, Grace! One of my fave rituals since I’ve been younger is to wake up extra early on Saturday mornings, sneak some cookies, and read in bed until I fall asleep again. 🙂
I love reading right before bed – it gets me away from a screen to start winding down, and also reminds me of when I was a kid sneaking more book time under the covers after the lights went out! 🙂
I love reading on my covered porch during a thunderstorm. Something about the sound of the rain adds so much drama to whatever I’m reading!
I love paper books, but I started borrowing ebooks from my library to read on the Overdrive app a few years ago, and now I read several books a month. I try to read a bit every night and most mornings.
Whenever I can! With two boys under three I mostly read to them but it is better than nothing . Great giveaway!!
I LOVE to read as much as you. I read every single night, for at least 30 minutes. And if I’m reading something amazing, I usually take my lunch break to read, too. Love this post!
I love to read on the train during my commute. I used to love reading at night before bed but I usually don’t get very far 🙂
I love to read paper books too! Nothing beats the smell of a bookstore or library book.
Love to win!
I have a rule of no emails on my commute to and from work, so I take that time to read instead!
i’m on maternity leave so i’m reading when the baby sleeps during the day, and occasionally reading to him from whatever book i am reading (he’s learning about Catherine the Great at the moment).
I’m a night time reader! It immediately relaxes me and helps me fall asleep. I try to get in bed 20-30 minutes early so I can read, relax and get ready for a restful sleep! It’s my favorite way to unwind, especially if there’s a candle involved 🙂
I read at lunch and before bed.
I love this challenge! Although I do go back and forth between reading digitally and print. Reading is reading and I encourage it in all forms. I love to read in the mornings on weekends and in the evenings on week nights. Or basically all the time.
I love reading at night, before bed.
I love reading in bed, right before I fall asleep. It helps relax my mind and transport it away from the troubles of the day! I typically find myself reading 3-4 times a week, so can’t wait to try the 15 pages a day out! ( I have the feeling somedays I will go way way over 15) xx- Allie
There’s nothing like escaping the bustle of life with a good book! Fingers crossed!
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I <3 this challenge, Grace, and love coming to your little corner of the internet for book recommendations. Like you, I'm a paper books over e-reader gal & skipping nights out on Friday to stay in to read is usually my MO.
I completely get how much you love reading on paper! I love the smell the feel of paper books! There’s something about reading from an actual book that you don’t get from an E-Reader! I have hundreds of books maybe thousands, I never counted! I just know that I have books everywhere. My Livingroom, Bedroom, Bathroom, my family room, and even in my car! I can’t walk past a bookstore or a tag sale without stopping to look at the books! I almost always buy 5 to 10 or more, each time I find some that I like!
I completely get how much you love reading on paper! I love the smell the feel of paper books! There’s something about reading from an actual book that you don’t get from an E-Reader! I have hundreds of books maybe thousands, I never counted! I just know that I have books everywhere. My Livingroom, Bedroom, Bathroom, my family room, and even in my car! I can’t walk past a bookstore or a tag sale without stopping to look at the books! I almost always buy 5 to 10 or more, each time I find some that I like! I read alm the time whenever I get a chance to!
I like to read mid-afternoon in a quiet place with some coffee ☕
I’m a “before bed” reader. As a kid, I read until my eyes burned every night.
My favorite time of day to read is definitely before bed. Such a nice way to unwind from the day – definitely healthier than looking at a screen! 🙂
I adore books — whether they are brand new books with that new book smell or antiquarian books with the musty smell. My favorite time to read is during a mid-afternoon downtime (siesta style). Alas, work doesn’t appreciate that too much, so I tend to read in the evenings.
i love to read before bed, especially on weekends! it really helps me wind down.
I love to read any chance any time i can .I’ve loved books since I was a toddler even before I could read them myself .Back when I was a kid you didn’t start learning to read till kindergarten and even then it wasn’t until first grade you really got into it seriously….so as you can tell I’ve been reading a long time .And I plan to for a long time to come.So count me in for the challenge☺
My favorite time of day to read would be all day, every day, if I didn’t have work and family to take care of! I love to read in the morning to kind of get my brain ready for the day, and I love to read before bed to soothe and relax my mind. Thank you for this opportunity!
I like to read first thing in the morning because it is quiet and it starts my day thinking and puts me ina better mood.
Thank you for the chance. Gl 2 all
I read on the train and before bed!
I love sitting down to enjoy a good read and a cup of tea on a Sunday afternoon after getting my household chores done. It’s such a rewarding treat!
Reading in the evenings before bed and on weekend mornings is the BEST.
I love reading! I aim to read 52 books each year – it keeps me from wasting too much time on my phone and/or watching too much tv.
I love reading on vacations!
Right after dinner to right before bed is my preferred time!
My favorite time of day to read would be on the weekend between 12- 1 pm.
I have to read before bed! I can’t go to sleep without reading a bit. Love this challenge!
At the gym – makes the treadmill/elliptical/bike go by quickly! On the subway to/from work…and right before bed. Also – you can listen to audio books any time of the day – I pop one on whenever I’m walking or commuting and don’t have a physical book with me.
I too love reading a physical book over an e-book. It’s the accessory that never goes out of style. My favorite time to read is when I first get up especially on the weekends. The beach is my favorite spot to dive into a juicy book but really anytime I can get a good chunk of time in to read I’m happy!
Love reading right before bed time!
PLEASE can you and Becca do a Sweet Valley High/Babysitters Club episode of the pod?! 🙂
My favorite time of the day to read is at night in bed.
Love this challenge! I read for 30 minutes to an hour before bed. It helps me relax and is truly a part of my day I look forward to the most.
I love this challenge! I find it difficult to read a lot at college but I love reading a few pages in the library after I finish my homework and a few more right before bed.
I love reading in the mornings with my puppy and a cup of coffee!
i love to read at bedtime!
I love reading just before bed….also, upon your recommendation, I purchased Weleda Skin Food. I love it….so silky and the smell is heavenly!!
My favorite time to read is in the late morning – after I have had breakfast and been a little productive, then I can settle in with a book for as long as I’d like!
Ideal time for me to read is mid-afternoon when the natural light is best. Time I wind up reading most often is at night with really bad artificial lighting!
Every night before bed…and middle of night when insomnia hits. Love love love reading! Your montgly reading posts are my fav!
Evenings, preferably Sunday, with a face mask and my pjs on!
I always read before bed and when I take a bath! The best way to unwind. If I’m on vacation, I love to read at the beach! A little trickier now that I have a kiddo but I can usually squeeze some time in when the in-laws or my parents watch him for a bit
I recently bought a Kindle just to be able to save space in my apartment, but when I can get a better deal on a physical copy of a book I can’t pass it up. I love making time to read before going to bed, allowing myself at least an hour to read in bed before lights out. Such a nice way to relax, especially with a face mask and cup of tea. I have found that I have a much more restful nights sleep when I read before bed rather than watching Netflix. Your blog (& podcast!) has inspired me to try and read even more, which was one of my big goals for 2018.
I love this! I’m just finishing up school so I’m looking forward to free time to read. My favorite time is always curled up in bed before I fall asleep.
My favorite time to read is before bed – it helps my brain wind down from the day. Sometimes its only a couple pages but if I don’t I can’t fall asleep. I’ve been doing this I was a little girl.
I always travel (in my car) with a book. I love reading in the morning with my coffee and when I go to bed. I exceed the 15 pages per day!
I love to read at night on my lifecycle.
I love to read on my lunch break…it’s a nice break from screen time (As a marketer, I stare at a computer all day…mostly spreadsheets eek!) and nice to hold a “real” book. I am part of a wonderful book club, the gal who’s the host each month chooses the book and it’s a great way to read a wide variety of books that I wouldn’t have otherwise chosen.
I love to read at sunset.
I liketo read before I go to bed at night around 8pm.
My favorite time to read is right before bed. After I’ve done my skincare routine, which is super relaxing to me, there’s nothing better than crawling in to bed and reading for 30-60 minutes. I’m currently reading “The Child” by Fiona Barton and I’m really in to it!
My favorite time of day to read is on the morning commute on the subway!
Afternoon on my days off and late at night!
I love reading on Saturday mornings. I usually get up early for a workout, and then spend the rest of the day on the couch with a book.
I like to read during the middle of the day. There’s something so serene about taking a break after the morning craziness.
I read all through the day whenever I have a chance. Books are my everything.
Nothing beats a physical copy of a book – agree with you there! I’d say afternoon or night is ideal for reading. These days I’ll bring a book when I know I’ll be waiting in a line somewhere.
I love reading before bed to wind down!
I read every night before going to bed, no matter what! Helps me fall asleep and is a great bedtime ritual.
Since my breakup at the end of May, I’ve read FIVE books! I haven’t read this much in forever and I’ve been loving it. I’ve also been off of Instagram for 6 weeks. My favorite time to read has been at night, especially instead of watching TV.
Love reading. I’ve been a bookworm all my life. In fact, my entire family are huge readers, which is something I love about us. If I don’t have errands to run, I always read on my lunch break and then I do try to always leave time to read before bed. Sometimes I only get through a page or 2 before I fall asleep, but it’s such a great way to wind down. I’ll admit that I do read on my iPad sometimes. It’s just such an easy way to carry lots of books with you. But I do still prefer an actual book and have a huge stack waiting to be read on my bedside table (and filling the drawers of that table as well).
I love reading in the evening before bed. Keeps me off of my phone 🙂
Always before I go to bed, though it’s usually not a very good idea because it means I hardly ever go to sleep!
I love to read in the middle of the day when my daughter naps. A rare treat here in the desert is to read while raindrops fall on the roof ♡
What a fun challenge. I am trying to make more time for reading. Trying to read a bit more at night, instead of tv. I find I sleep better! I also try and keep a light read in the car in case my kids fall asleep or I am waiting for pickup or drop off 🙂
I wish I read more, I used to be such an avid reader as a teen! Now it’s usually 10 minutes before bed.
In the evening, before bed. But I also agree that it’s a weekend indulgence!
This giveaway comes at the perfect time, as I probably have $500 worth of titles saved to my Amazon lists that I wish to start reading …
I love reading on the train on the way to and from work– it’s such a nice way to unwind and switch my brain from being in work mode to personal life mode.
My fave time of day to read a book is anytime on a rainy day or in the evening by twinkle lights .
The written word to me is a balm to the soul
I love reading before bed! It’s such a great way to wind down from the day. I love this challenge and will definitely be doing it!
I’ve always been a bookworm and am so excited to enter this contest! My favorite time to read is before bed.
I love reading in the in-between moments. In line, in my (parked) car, at the salon, etc. A page or two while waiting for a friend to meet me for coffee. I’ll often arrive early just to create some space for a few minutes of reading!
My favorite time of the day to read is 8pm
I always read at night to wind down the day
I love to read in the early morning hours before i go into work.
I love to read in bed in the morning
I typically work nights so I love to get in a little reading time each morning when I’m enjoying my tea. I’ll also read when taking a lunch break; it’s a nice little escape from the job.
I love to read in the evening after everything is done to relax
I love listening to audiobooks – in the car to and from work or running errands, or on my speaker while doing chores. I also try to read for a few minutes while eating lunch at work, or before bed. On vacation is definitely when I can read most quickly – especially on long flights or car rides!
A challenge that speaks to me!!! I still love reading paper books. My house is filled with them in that I am running out of room to store them.
My favorite time of day to read is after i tackle my check list for the day. So there’s really not a specific time. In general it falls under the evening on weekdays and sometime in the afternoon on weekends. When I’m reading a really great book … especially now… I zip through the list just so I can pick up the book.
What an amazing contest!
I have a Kindle but I always end up going back to paper books.
I read any time I can. When I was reading Gone Girl years ago I was so obsessed I was sneak reading quick pages at work!
I love reading early in the mornings on the weekends; I like to start at 6 or 6:30, make myself some coffee, and really hunker down in my bed with my book and coffee. I especially love reading like this in the autumn season with the windows open for crisp air to creep in while I’m surrounded by my warm bed, pillows, and a great blanket.
Can’t beat reading in bed for at least 30min. before lights out. It’s been a ritual for as long as I can remember!
Love this little video so much! Like you I am a lifelong book obsessive (I would always get in trouble for reading under the covers with a torch way past my bedtime, or spend entire weekends happily reading under a tree in the garden when normal kids were off playing video games or going to the mall). But now that I’m commuting less (train time = reading time), I keep forgetting to actively carve out time to read each day and as a result have not been reading nearly as much as I would like. So taking you up on this challenge and going to commit to 15 pages every evening (starting with some of your recent Pod recommendations)! Thank you for the reminder.
Your fellow introvert nerd,
Would love to win. Thank you for this awesome chance
Our book club just started our 22nd year together. We were parents at the same elementary school and we have kept these friendships going! This year we lost a longtime member who was a school librarian and book lover, and she had read 70 books between January and April. I’m always inspired by her love for and knowledge of books and her joy of sharing books with young readers
What a great challenge – 15 pages feels so doable, and often leads to finishing another few pages… or just another chapter… 🙂
I love to read at the end of the day. It’s my favorite way to wind down, even though it usually results in me passing out with a book on my face!
this is wonderful. i love books. i am an avid book reader. read everynite before i go to bed.
I literally read any where during anytime that I have! Especially if it’s a good book, I’m reading in the car at the stop light (yes, I know-totally dangerous but I’m safe about it), in the morning, at lunch, at night… sometimes all through the night (my last all nighter was thanks to you and The Selection. Finished the whole series in 8 hours!). I typically read on my phone so I like this idea of reading in print. Actually prefer print but phones are just so convenient. I just got a library card so definitely going to do this!
What a fantastic challenge! I read about 100 books a year (add 10 if I have a professional development course) and I love to read every time of day! I never thought I would be a kindle person, but I love those rare mornings I get up before everyone else and can stay cuddled in bed with my kindle on the night setting and read a few chapters. Paper books are my night-time go to ever since I read that it’s much easier to fall asleep without devices. Plus, I read to my kids for 20-30 minutes at bedtime so if I fail, they will help me get my reading in.
I love to read and like you I prefer a book, rather than a tablet. We have a wonderful new and used bookstore, Grassroots in Reno, Nevada that is the best. Once a month they have a used book sale, fill a grocery bag for $5.00 from their warehouse. Reading really is a door to adventure….
I read every day too and it was my favorite childhood past time! I always read before bed, it relaxes me and it may be the only time of day, I can fit it in. Sunday afternoons is another time. Its my first day off after the long week and it helps me release stress. One of my favorite places to read is the cozy sunroom in my dad’s house. I’m often there on Sunday afternoons, reading the Sunday paper or something I’ve brought, my dad doing the crossword puzzle. If I’m at home I have a big comfy chair and an ottoman by the window. Book in my hand, Minne( my kitty) curled up on my lap. A little peace in this very hectic world
Oh! I would love to win! I’ve got quite the book list right now!
I read in the evening before I go to bed.
My time of day to read is late at night.
My favorite times of day to read are in the afternoon or at night right before I go to bed. I also like the feel of physically holding a book as I read rather than looking at a Kindle. I’m definitely on board for the 15 Pages A Day challenge!
I love to read on a Sunday afternoon – particularly a RAINY Sunday afternoon 🙂
I am with you on reading books on paper.I have been fighting getting a kindle.
I read an hour a day right before I go to bed. It helps relax me and I can always easily fall asleep afterwards. Unless it’s a great book. Then it extends past the one hour and I miss my bed time, etc. #bookreaderproblems
I’m an avid reader, and have recently enjoyed using GoodReads to track all the books I’ve been reading. I also want to make a habit of writing a summary/short review to help me retain some of the learning/insights from a book. My favorite time to read is definitely during commutes 🙂
Ok, you “lit my candle”!
I’m currently reading The One in A Million Boy, gonna make it a point to fit reading into my daily routine!
I love to read on weekend mornings or any night before bed!
After years of reading only magazines (babies will do that to you!) I’m finally making time to read again. I usually read before bed – and stay up way too late – but I love when I can get some good reading in on Sunday mornings when life is a little slower. Thank you for always recommending such good books (just finished matchmaking for beginners and LOVED it).
I love to hold an actual book in my hands and even love going to the public library and browsing the covers for the perfect read. I read mostly at night to relax before bed and could read all day long at the beach!
I like to read at the end of the day.
I love to read at night and am just an avid reader as you! I don’t feel like myself when I don’t get to read daily!
I read early afternoon, after going to the gym, doing a bit of house work and preparing dinner. I would love to win to add to my library.
Always before bed! Best way to wind down and relax 🙂
while I eat breakfast!
I love reading in the quiet of the morning outside on my swing.
I love to read right before bed and on Sunday afternoons.
The cutest video! Reading during my commute every day makes the train bearable!
I take a book with me wherever I go, whether it is to the gym, work or in my car for errands so that I can sneak in time to read! I also love to read at home in the evenings.
I love being the first person up in the morning, and reading outside. I’ve even been known to sit out on our back porch in a coat with a furry blanket!
I have no favorite time to read – sometimes I read all day and all night if the book is compelling enough.
Love this challenge! I read every day before I go to sleep. I feel like it helps me wind down after staring at a computer screen all day!
I get most of my reading time while sitting in the car, waiting for my daughter to be done with Quiz Bowl practice, or lacrosse practice, or violin practice, or, or, or…. So much time in the car!
At the end of the day
I love to curl up an hour before bed and read a few chapters of one of the many books I’ve hoarded since graduate school, hoping that I would have time to read again!
I love relaxing at night before bed with a book!
My favorite time to read is at bedtime.
i read while eating dinner and basically right up until i go to sleep – sometimes when i’m in the middle of a good book it’s all i can think of all day at work! sometimes get tempted to sneak a few pages on my kindle app….
On the subway and before bed 🙂
My favorite time of day to read is right after dinner – I’m full, the sun is low in the sky, and I’m going to be able to go to sleep soon thereafter 🙂
Right after dinner – I’m full, a bit sleepy, and the sun is close to setting 🙂
You nailed it, Grace! I am always consoled by settling in mostly every evening with a paper book. I have read digital versions (mostly at the gym) but yes, concentration is a must and best done with a paper version.
I love to read in the evening when my little ones take their naps. Seems to be the only time I can get my reading in.
I love to read when I get the chance. I have 5 kids so this momma doesn’t have much time for herself so I enjoying reading before bed and its so relaxing!
My favorite time of day to read is in the afternoon and before bed.
My favorite time to read is at night just before I’m ready to go to sleep.
My husband and I have a competition to see who can read the most books each year. At the end of the year, the winner gets to pick whatever prize they want. So far this year, I’m on book 39!
I hardly ever read or have time but since I have been off on maternity leave I guess I’m up for the challenge I will try to read when the baby sleeps lol
I love reading on the bus while commuting to the city for work!
My favorite time to read is anytime! But there is nothing more relaxing than curling up with a book at the end of a long day.
Love to read after kids go to bed
I have loved books since I was a kid. It’s the same with my kids they are all book lovers.
I love reading any time of day but my favorite time to read is right before bed. I honestly don’t think I can fall sleep without reading at least a few pages!
My favorite time to read is either with my students (I’m an English teacher; teenagers still love being read to) or on weekend mornings when no one else is up. Just me, my coffee, and a good book. LOVE this campaign. Literacy is the foundation for so many skills and for being a discerning citizen.
I like to read at night before I go to bed
I like to read in the evening when its quiet
I like reading in the AM on the train – starts my day calm and thoughtful.
I like to read in the afternoon with a cup of tea. Like you, I enjoy reading from a real book! Thank you for your 15 pages a day challenge. It’s easy to get away from reading and by challenging others, they’ll remember how much they enjoy it!
Would love to win the prize!
I love spending a Sunday afternoon in bed with a great book!
I always read right before I go to bed. More often than not, reading right before bed calms me and lulls me into a great nights sleep. UNLESS I’m reading something suspenseful or scary, then all bets are off and I’m reading until 1 AM!
This would be a sweet win!!
Favorite time of day would probably be early nighttime. If you add rain, candles, and my kitty with a hot cocco. Yes Please! This is probably over byt I am cool with that too. Thanks beth L.
Based on the years of reading at different times of the day, I realized that I love to begin the day with reading, as it truly helps to clear my mind and allow me to start thinking for the day. Also, night time readings before bed are also one of my favorites as it serves as a way of calming my mind and prepare my mind for sleep. Love the post by the way! Can’t wait to get more reading done this summer!
I like to read at night in bed. It helps me relax so I fall asleep.
My favorite is making a giant cup of matcha and reading something inspirational in the morning to set my day off on the best track. xx
For myself, I enjoy reading on the weekends after my housework is done. It really feels like an escape from the hectic week. Pure enjoyment!
Omigoodness I LOVE reading anytime. All day every day. It’s not possible as a mom and wife, but reading has always been my favorite thing, for excitement, entertainment, comfort. There’s just absolutely nothing better than a good ole book.
My favorite time to read is — anytime! And if I start a book that really grabs me, I may read it around the clock!
Quiet in the house or at 6am to listen to nature and read
I love the campaign. A chance to win some more books. Books that will keep my wife reading while I drive. Much better than having her constantly commenting about how I should drive.
I like to read in the evenings
I love to read at night before I go to bed.
I like to read at night when my daughter is asleep!
I love reading late at bight before I go to sleep. It’s the most quiet and relaxing time of day.
I love to read. I just don’t always have the time or energy. If I find the time, I enjoy reading at night before bed.
I enjoy reading anytime that I get free time.
I love to read romance books.
Any time of day is my favorite time of day. I read at least 5 yes I said 5 books a week. My local library knows to hold my favorite authors for me lol.
I love reading also I don’t have a favorite time to read cause I read all day especially if I’m not at work it’s so relaxing my two daughters are the same way I was reading out loud to the before they were born and after then when they learned to read they read to me
Love to read at night when it’s peace and quiet
My favorite time to read, relax and have my tea is from 11:00a.m. to around 1:00p.m. no ones home just me and my furbabies so quiet so peaceful Love every minute
I like to read early afternoon when I’m finished with errands. That gives me time to read until bed time or later! Lol
My favorite time of the day to read is all day. I always have a book in my hand.
I love books….always have…..my favorite past time! Just took my grandkiddo’s to library today to check out more books! I’ve read to them since they were babies….the love of books is important! Thanks for chance!
I love to read and it can be anytime> If I had to choose be before sleep it relaxes me..I always had a paper book and then I bought a kindle. Got so used to that also didn’t make my carpel tunnel act up. Plus you could be away from home and finish your book but on a kindle you have other ones to read. But I broke it so its back to paper books again and now I have to watch my 18 month old grand son who gets my books and tears out pages sometimes other times he gets in the seat I was in and pretends to read.
I like to read early in the morning when no one else is awake.
I love to read a book at night when I go to bed at night, I like to lay aross the bed and read a book!
My favorite time to read is anytimw…being a single mom it is my only vice
I love to read. Unfortunately, as soon as I get involved in the story, everything else comes second. lol I read from beginning to end, so I normally do my reading at night.
I love reading any time I can!
In the evening when everyone is asleep and it’s Moms quiet time.
I love my paperback books I take them everywhere I go. I love to read them in bed or just relaxing on the couch.
I would love the chance to win the contest I’ve never won a contest before and hard times have been in my life lately. My husband got laid off work and we almost lost our house. Today is my bday qnd something like this would just bring a priceless smile to my face.
Right before bed
I like to read all the time! But I have to differ with you while I like my paper books, I love my Kindle and my Nook. Its the convenience of being able to read what I want when I want…a library at my fingertips.
I’m a total e-reader kind of girl. They are just more “me” I guess. I read constantly, any down time at work or home. When my kids nap it’s guaranteed I’ll be stuck in a book. As life gets busier I find those quiet times to be less frequent so here lately it’s been a clue hours before my bedtime and after my kids go to bed.
I enjoy relaxing reading a nice book it be blessing win such awsom prize
Yes yes my favorite time of the day has to be the evenin when i can lay back an untwine from everything and just get cumfy into my book
I love reading on the bus on my way to and home from work, it’s the perfect way to relax before and after longs days!
I love to read at all times a day because you never know when the reading will inspire you.
I love to read when it’s a lazy cool day…everything feels cozy…no one to distract/disturb me…just me & my book!
I love reading at night once everyone is asleep to calm myself before I rest
I passed the love of reading done to my children. Books are life. Life is books.
Favorite time to read is anytime between 1201 am and 1159pm.
Reading is part of who I am! I usually read mid-day when the hubby is at work or after he goes to sleep. I’m in school right now to be an English teacher!
I love to read before bed ..to calm myself down from the day
Thank you for the chance to win
My favorite time of the day to read is later at night when the children are asleep and in the morning after they get on the bus for school. I absolutely would love to win $500 for books. Not only would I buy myself books but my children as well. I can imagine having a picnic at the park where each of us has a book in hand on a lovely sunny day.
I recently got a kindle after resisting for years and it has been LIFECHANGING. I absolutely love it. I travel overseas at least once a month so this is the best way to go. Plus I linked it to my library account so I can access free ebooks from ANYWHERE! Seriously, it’s amazing.
I have a question about the book Circe- I just downloaded it but now I see it’s second in a series?! Do I need to read the first one before starting this one? Thanks, Grace!
Any time off the day is a good time to read!
At night before I go to bed is my favorite time to read
I love ready at night right before bed!!:))
I love reading at lunch time and early evening. Also before bed. Its so relaxing and gets me ready for bedtime or naptime lol
I like to read during my lunch break it helps take my mind off work. I’ve tried reading in at night before bed but sometimes I get too into the book that I keep reading.
I love to read at night! It helps me relax and keeps my mind busy. That’s how I fall asleep every night.
I love to read when my eyes will allow me to. I love reading when I am buy myself with nothing to distract me. Usually in the afternoon or evening hours. I have a kindle to read on but I so agree it is no where near the same as holding that book in your hand and there is always a glare which gives me a headache. Thank you for the chance to win this gift card.
I am all for reading physical books. I’m not too spry on the electronic books. It just isn’t the same!
My favorite time to read is the evenings when everyone is in bed!
I love to read. I read every day. It’s sort of an escape! I enjoy reading in the early morning, on my porch, listening to the birds sing.
At night when everyone has gone to bed, or first thing in the morning with my cup of coffee before everyone gets up
I love to read at night when the house is quiet! I love anything james patterson writes or nicholas sparks
I been reading since I was a little kid. Lately I haven’t been and now I am going to get back to my books lol. I need to make the time and reading your blog has given me insight.
I love reading at night before I go to bed. It gets me nice and relaxed.
At night after the kids are all asleep.
I like to read at night.
Late afternoon/early evening.
If I’m not reading to the little VIP’s in the house, I read my books whenever I can! With two boys, 6 years age difference & a little lady of age 5 in the house, Captain Underpants & Dr. Seuss are our pretty popular choices after dinner
I love to read by bed
I like to read in the afternoon.
Right before bedtime
Love this! I have recently started getting up 30 minutes early to make myself tea and start my day by reading. It starts my day off on the right track and I always end up reading more throughout the day when I do this than when I don’t. I stash books everywhere – including at work – so that if I ever need a mental break I can pick something up and read for a bit.
I read at the end of the day – helps me unwind and calm down after a long day at work!
In the afternoon on a beautiful sunny day….
This would be amazing to win since I have never want anything in my entire life emagine how I would probly donate this gift card.
I read any time I can.
I love to read at night before bed.
A perfect world for me would be reading all day and all night! I just cannot get enough of books! Probably why I did away with my dining room and turned it into my own personal library.
Love to read anytime!!!
I so love to read…I always have all my life!
It takes my away..far away from my life.
I’m disabled an I can’t walk very good at all .so I spend the majority of my life in my bed
With nothing to do…books are a way of excaping to far away places…I drown myself in reading…an I read to my grandkids as well! Reading is life
Mornings and evenings and lunch break.
My favorite time of day to read is right before bedtime. I find reading relaxes my mind. Thanks!
Really, I like reading any time if day! I feel like I get the most reading done evenings after work though.
I love to read once all my daily chores are done. Only problem is once I pick up a book I can’t put it down. It gets expensive sometimes.
My favorite time to read is in the late evening when my kids are in bed for the night and I finally have some ME time!
I’ve gotta say, this challenge won’t be hard for me as I’m a huuuge reader too. But I love it! Count me in!
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I love paper books I can’t read on tablets and stuff in old school when it comes to that my favorite time to read is night time in bed but some times I get To into a book and end up reading for hours and next thing I know it’s 5 am lol
I love reading before bed time after a good hot bath and nestled into the bed. I find its very relaxing.
I always love to read before bed. It helps relax me. I always seem to sleep better when I make it a habit.
Favorite time of day to read – early afternoon
My favorite time and pretty much only opportunity to read is right after my boys bedtime and right before my bed time. It winds me down from the day and I find it very relaxing!!
My favorite time of day to read is after the kids go to bed. I don’t like to hear people talking while I read…
This is a awesome Giveaway Thanks for the chance
My favorite time of the day to read is actually not Day but around 9 pm before going to sleep. It helps me relax and take all the everyday stresses away. Just love laying down with a good book
Wow thank you
Love to read anytime I get a chance to but at night listening to some music is the best thank you
My favorite time of the day to read is in the evening when I come home from work.
I love to read, but lately I’ve been having a hard time finding the time. The best time for me to read is in the evenings
I will read anytime of the day. I always carry my books for just in case moments.
Hoping for a win.
Late at night on my balcony
Any empty moment in the day s a reading opportunity for me
I like to sit outside in the summer and read in the late mornings and afternoons. I get this love of reading from my mother who is an avid reader. She sits outside all day until 8:00 at night reading.
Paperback books are the best! I love to read before bed on weekdays and Saturday mornings with coffee.
Love reading before bed – helps me sleep!
Love this challenge! My favorite time is at night after my kid is in bed – or any time it’s rainy and grey outside. 🙂
Love reading at night to help me unwind before bedtime!
Great challenge to inspire anyone to enjoy a book!! I love reading my book quietly after reading a bedtime story to my children. The bedtime story ends the day quietly for children. This daily routine
will help more of people to become an avid reader and explore the world through books. Still love a paperback book.
I read a lot while stuck in airports, which makes the time fly by. However; I always read before bed. It allows me to distress from my day.
I love to read on the train on my commute to and from work as well as relaxing before bed time!
I like to read on Sundays and before bed
I like to read in the evening before going to sleep. It’s so relaxing!
I love to read all day long!! It in reality… after lunch before picking my kids up at school and in the school pickup line.
My favorite time to read is…ANYTIME 😉
usually in the afternoon/evening.
I love my e-reader these days, but physical books will always be my favorite way to read.
My favorite time to read is on the beach but since I live in Seattle that doesn’t happen a lot. 😉 I do love reading at night. Also, I look forward every month to your “Reading Lists”.
♥️ I like to read right before bedtime
I love sitting on the bench in my yard and enjoying a novel or doing a crossword! The best part of living where I do is that the Library Bus makes it’s rounds once a week, so it’s always exciting to see what new books they have for me to pick through!
I love to read right before bed. Or at the beach or by the pool if I have an afternoon free 🙂
Saturday and Sunday mornings are my favorite time for getting lost in a book!
Anytime! While on the subway commuting. Standing in line. At night before going to sleep. I have a Kindle and the app on my phone. I always have access to a book.
I like to read when eating breakfast! It gives me some quality phone free time and is a relaxing way to start my day.
I like to read outside during the day
I love to read in the evening or right before I go to bed.
I love to read at night, after finishing work and putting the kids to bed. Nice way to relax!
I read before bedtime or usually when I feel the itch to read which can be anytime.
I love reading on my commute. Nothing makes my NYC subway commute more pleasant than a good read 🙂
I love reading, especially on the weekend.
i love to read books i would go to yard sales and buy all the the books they after i was done with them i would put my name in it and give them to my friends and they would do the same so we didn’t give them back to someone that already read it
My favorite time is afternoon, with a coffee break, feet up, and a sweet treat.
That’s great photography. I love to read. I have 188 books on my kindle library. As for clothes on Amazon, it’s a yes from me; so long as you check the country of origin.
I love to read any time of day
I like to read by sunlight. Either outside or by a window.
In the afternoon outside so I can relax
My favorite time to read is at night a little before bed so I can relax and unwind for the day.
I like to read in the afternoon
I read every night before I go to bed and if I have free time on my days off work.
My favorite time to read is in the evening just before I go to bed.
My favorite time to read is after dinner , when I have 1/2 hour to spend on myself!
I like to read at night to wind down
I always read just before bedtime.
My favorite time to read is any time of the day when I can get in 15.or 20 minutes of down time.
I like to read any time of day but especially as a break in the afternoon.
I read in bed every night – it helps me unwind and get relaxed enough to fall asleep
What a wonderful idea: 15 pages is an easily reached goal AND a gateway to new ideas and experiences!
Before turning in for the night ( and breaks at work)
I read any time I can. I do not have a favorite time.
Enjoy life because great things are always expected from it.
Looking to get back to reading more! My favorite time to read is in the afternoon during my lunch break at work.
I like to read at night just before bed. It relaxes me and helps me sleep.
My favorite time to read is in the evenings and at bedtime.
I love this challenge, my husband is on board too.
I love to readapt night! especially mystery thriller books!
I love to read at night after everyone goes to bed.
I love to read off and on all day
The most relaxing part of my day is at night in bed with a good book.
My favorite time to read is noon
I love reading every chance I get romance books suspense and discoveries ect….
I love to read at night, in the tub, to unwind after a day of momming, work, and school!
I love to read in the evening after supper, its relaxing
Love amazon for the majority of my shopping!!! I read late at night to wind down!!!
In the evening
I love to read in the afternoon while having a cup of coffee
My favorite time to read is dark stormy nights or just rainy days. I find it relaxing. It also sets the mood at night if you’re reading a spooky book! Which I absolutely LOVE, and need more of! I prefer to have an actual book, you know, paper?! LOL So many people these days don’t understand how it makes a bookworm feel to hold onto the actual book and feel the pages, or hold the book that a famous author wrote..if that makes sense? I’m going to go now, I probably sound crazy and shouldn’t post this lol Good luck fellow bookworms!
This is awesome. I am completely on your side.
I love to read late at night, all the children are in bed, my husband sound asleep beside me, it’s quite and peaceful, then have a cup of coffee beside me and a great book. The mood it set. Makes great reading time.
I love waking up Sunday mornings to have tea and read a good book. I prefer to holding a actual book. There is just something about it. More books to read makes me a happy person.
I like to read before bedtime.
I love to read and so does my daughter, thats all we do in our spare time is ready , we would love to win
My favorite time to read is at night so I can wind down with a good book.
My favorite time to read is in the evening.
I read after my kiddos are in bed and I am so bad about staying up till all hours!
Any time of day that I get the chance to read!
I like to read outdoors at dusk. Something about the lighting and relaxing at that time of day.
I like to read at night after the kids are in bed and it is QUIET!
I love snuggling up with a blanket when everyone else goes to bed to read so peaceful and relaxing