Sorry, I'm Book'd
If you find yourself on Fridays overworked and exceptionally tired, we feel you! We understand that all you really want to do is curl up on the couch get on with your weekend read. Who can blame you? But are you really allowed to get out of that social obligation in favor of….reading? As book aficionados we are here to say that yes, you’re totally allowed to cancel your social plans for a weekend read. That’s why we have 6 ways to spend the weekend only in the company of a good book.
Take Yourself on a Book Date
Ever thought you’d be that person to bring a book into a bar? We’re here to back you up! If you’re keen to get out of the house but are dying to finish those last twenty pages, bring the fun with you. Take your weekend read out on the town. Order a fancy drink and drown out the noise. Enjoy being out and about while in the company of a good book—we think you’re exceptionally cool.
Plan A Mini Getaway
So it’s the weekend, the sun is shining, and you’re itching to crack open the new book you were gifted over the holidays. Hop on the bus or get in your car (with plenty of snacks on hand) and explore a new part of your city. Find a park, a local library, or if you’re lucky, a new beach, which can all be perfect places to spend a few hours lazily flipping the pages of a great book. An added bonus: the only money required for this outing is for the travel fare.
Turn Your Phone on Airplane Mode
Try turning your phone off over the weekend in favor of distraction-free reading. Taking the pressure off of social media and other social responsibilities can be relaxing, rejuvenating, and refreshing! (We advise telling your friends and family before you go dark – just in case of an emergency.) You may find that your weekend read becomes your weekend reads because of all the time you have.
Shop Your Local Indie Store
In our opinion, if you’re going to spend the weekend reading, you’re allowed to treat yourself to a new book before you kick off your indulgence. Whether that be spending a few glorious hours in your local library, or finding a corner of your favorite bookshop, simply being in the presence of so many books can inspire you to read all the things!
Get a Friend (Who Won't Distract You) Involved
Invite a friend into your marathon-of-books weekend. Lay a few ground rules like, “no talking unless it’s absolutely dire,” and “you must bring snacks” first. After you’ve established some boundaries, let the company be just that, company. Reading is a solitary endeavor, so having someone around as human background noise can make it feel less lonely.
Plan a Book to Movie Marathon
Nothing is more motivating than wanting to finish a book before you see the movie. Excited about Little Women? See if you can start your weekend reading with Little Women and try to finish it before you see it in theaters. Winner (aka, you) buys the popcorn ; )
We hope this fun little feature has inspired you to spend a little extra time this weekend with more books. Even if it’s allotting thirty extra minutes on a Saturday morning to dive into a good read, that’s perfect too.
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