Binge Reading

Maybe this is a dumb question, but what’s the reading equivalent of binge-watching? Perhaps waiting to read a series until it’s been finished? My underlying question, though, is what does it take to satiate our entertainment appetite once it’s used to intense saturation? I plowed through three separate novels this weekend and it felt pretty good. Still, I find myself itching for another binge reading session. Hmm.

In the meantime, I’ll remember that reading time isn’t antithetical to writing time. It just feels like it! But we’re Lutheran—we know our feelings can be wrong or misinterpreted. Here’s hoping I pay attention to my vocations. I shouldn’t get lost in binge reading!!

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  1. I think that like much of life, reading and writing have a seasonal ebb and flow. A few months ago, I was reading a lot, but not writing so much. These days, I consider myself fortunate if I can squeeze in a half-hour of reading on the weekends; but I’m also writing a lot more.

    To explore further, sometimes our season is reading for research, and sometimes for our personal edification and growth. Sometimes it’s reading parenting books or reading children’s books to those that make us parents. Sometimes it’s not a season to read, but to be present with our little ones or a friend or family member who needs the extra time. God is weaving it all together into a beautiful design, using different threads and colors and it all has purpose and meaning in Him.

    Whew; sorry about that–I got caught up! 😉

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