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Gigima

Do you still work and read?

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I still work and find when I am working and trying to keep up with the latest research in my field and attending courses I just don’t read at all, or maybe a few pages before bed. But when I am on holiday I am a voracious reader. Are there any other GPs too busy to read at times who seem to “make up” in the holidays?

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I've been a reader all my life as is hubby.  We probably read more books per month since retirement though.  Funny thing is, neither of our adult kids are big readers even though they have seen us read all their lives.

Son is more apt to read technical type journals for his current hobby than any work of reading for entertainment.  Daughter has never been a reader beyond what had to be done for her studies.  It will be interesting to see if she becomes a reader later in life when she has more free time.

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My last work incarnation is as a middle/high school library services manager....me and a room full of books....I read all the time. Currently I'm in the middle of reorganizing my home while working on Christmas projects for my ggirlies, so reading not so much, but I do have a stack of books at the ready...and several trips coming up involving flying...which is, of course, the epitome of 'unavoidable delay'...

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12 hours ago, Mame925 said:

My last work incarnation is as a middle/high school library services manager....me and a room full of books....I read all the time. Currently I'm in the middle of reorganizing my home while working on Christmas projects for my ggirlies, so reading not so much, but I do have a stack of books at the ready...and several trips coming up involving flying...which is, of course, the epitome of 'unavoidable delay'...

Oh heaven! To work in a room full of books..... I wouldn’t get any work done. Yup flying is my best time for reading. It helps while away the boring hurry-up-and-wait of commuting.  

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These days, my main time for reading is in my car, while waiting for my DGC to come out of school or out of an extracurricular if I'm the one picking them up, and if I don't stop somewhere for coffee, etc. But I still find I do longer stretches of uninterrupted reading when on our annual family vacation. :)

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4 hours ago, RoseRed135 said:

These days, my main time for reading is in my car, while waiting for my DGC to come out of school or out of an extracurricular if I'm the one picking them up, and if I don't stop somewhere for coffee, etc. But I still find I do longer stretches of uninterrupted reading when on our annual family vacation. :)

Oh yes I love the holiday readings. I have kindle and iBooks, but none of those will ever replace the feel of a real book in my hands, plus you can take them anywhere, even where there is zero reception :D 

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On 12/11/2017 at 2:08 AM, Gigima said:

I still work and find when I am working and trying to keep up with the latest research in my field and attending courses I just don’t read at all, or maybe a few pages before bed. But when I am on holiday I am a voracious reader. Are there any other GPs too busy to read at times who seem to “make up” in the holidays?

I have turned to getting audiobooks too, I love audible and will listen to books on commutes and while I clean the house etc.

But yes, over the holiday, I read alot, in the winter I like nothing better than to have a nice snow day, a comfy chair, a book and a cup of nice tea... give me a blanket and a curled up kitty at my feet and well.. that's a perfect "me" day. 

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7 hours ago, Tobias41 said:

I have turned to getting audiobooks too, I love audible and will listen to books on commutes and while I clean the house etc.

But yes, over the holiday, I read alot, in the winter I like nothing better than to have a nice snow day, a comfy chair, a book and a cup of nice tea... give me a blanket and a curled up kitty at my feet and well.. that's a perfect "me" day. 

Sounds like my perfect day too! 

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I even read in the bath tub.  Any old paper back will do.  You can tell by the covers which ones I've read in the bath.

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On 12/12/2017 at 1:59 AM, RoseRed135 said:

These days, my main time for reading is in my car, while waiting for my DGC to come out of school or out of an extracurricular if I'm the one picking them up, and if I don't stop somewhere for coffee, etc. But I still find I do longer stretches of uninterrupted reading when on our annual family vacation. :)

Have you started your next John Jakes experience?  That would be the North & South trilogy.....lol

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2 hours ago, Mame925 said:

Have you started your next John Jakes experience?  That would be the North & South trilogy.....lol

Not yet. But I will soon.

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