Musing Mondays is hosted by Should Be Reading. Every week there is a new book related question, and you answer with a post on your blog with your thoughts on the topic/question.
Question: Other than working at a job, what is your biggest interruption to reading? What takes you away from your book(s)?
Answer: I am actually a student, so I don't really have a job, but school definitely interferes with my reading time. I have to attend it 8 hours a day, then work on homework 2 hours a day. That takes a lot of time away for me! Although this is a major interruption, I also have many more.
I am the kind of person who doesn't like specializing in one thing -- I like to try my hand at everything I think looks interesting. This means that aside from school, books aren't the only thing that is on my mind in my leisure time.
One of the other major things that occupies my time is running an Etsy shop. I make handmade bracelets and sell them on Etsy here. One bracelet takes up to 3 hours to make. Some people order multiple bracelets (one person even wanted 60 of them for her son's birthday party!), so this definitely takes away a lot of my time. I usually watch TV (I recently came up with an idea - I should listen to audio books while I make them!) because just sitting down doing the same knots over and over again gets really, REALLY boring.
Another thing that takes up a lot of my time is guitar. I started learning how to play the guitar in January 2011, and I take a private lesson once a week. I have taken a break from it in the past because of the start of school, and I am also on a break from it right now, due to, again, school and stress. I'm getting back to it in May so I really will have to juggle my time and make a good plan on how to divide my time.
These 3 things really take up a lot of my time, so I barely have time to read! That's why I only read 1-2 books a week, and also why I always have such a small IMM each week.
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