Since I started doing more knitting in my spare time, I have noticed that I'm spending more and more evenings knitting & watching the telly (or DVD box sets*) and fewer and fewer evenings reading actual books. I do sometimes listen to audiobooks when I sew, but it's just not the same.
As you may have guessed from reading this blog, I love making things... but this makes me sad! Books are awesome! So, I am determined to try to put down my knitting (or sewing or whatever other crafty project I'm working on) a bit more often (or a bit earlier in the evening) and curl up with a book instead.
I'm also switching to reading books on my lunch break instead of being tempted to read the paper or various excellent blogs online, which so often turns into a working lunch as I check my email, etc.
The important first step in making these plans a reality? Going to the library for some tempting reads, of course!
* This month I have been watching Justified, In Plain Sight, Medium, Doctor Who and Moonlight (which is a delightfully silly show about a vampire who solves crimes).