Recently more than one person has asked me how do I make the time for reading. At any one time I am usually reading three or four books, and this is how I do it---a little bit here, a little bit there. I keep a book or two in my "bookbag" and I take it along with my purse every where I go. When I am waiting in the car for Jimmy to run into a store, in a drive thru line, while my gas is pumping....any little bit of idle time, I read a little from the book in my bookbag. I keep a book or two beside my bed, and I read a little bit each night. I also read a couple of pages from another book right after my Bible time each morning. I can read in the car if we are on a long trip (4 lane highway, no starts and stops), but I do get carsick if I try to read while Jimmy is just driving us around town. When I was nursing a baby, I kept a book on the couch or in my bed and I read whenever I sat down to nurse. This summer I read outside while watching the children in the pool.
Those little moments add up. It's like everything else for me, if I wait for that big hunk of time to actually complete a task (even a small task like reading one whole chapter of a book), I will never have the time to get to it. However, a few minutes here and there add up to my completing many, many books each year.
I like to keep three or four books going at a time. I usually have a book just for pleasure (like a Karen Kingsbury novel), a creative type book (usually scrapbook or organizing related), a cookbook, an inspirational book (usually something by Teri Maxwell, Sally Clarkson, or other homeschool mothers), and a practical, helping kind of book (like how-to books for homeschooling, homemaking, being a better wife and mother).
I have listed some of my favorite books in my sidebar. I need to add to this list because I have some new favorites since I created that list a year ago.