For many of us who are avid readers, going to college limits the amount of time that we have to read for our own personal enjoyment. Therefore, here are some tips so that you can keep reading, even when you are overloaded with school work and activities.
Read Short Stories.
Many of your favorite authors, both in the Classic and Popular realms, have written short stories. Also, buying a book of short stories saves you money, because you can buy one book with multiple stories included. Some great short story books: Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd, Sherlock Holmes, and the Best American Short Stories anthology.
Read while you wait.
For many of us, a lot of free time is spent waiting to get into class or for a professor to arrive at their office. Instead of sitting and twiddling your thumbs bring a book that you are reading to pass the time. Exciting quick reads, such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson and Solar by Ian McEwan, are great for these situations because you can really make a dent in your reading during these short time intervals.
Although Kindles, Nooks, and Smart phones can be a bit pricey, they do offer a lot in terms of reading when time is an issue. With an e-Reader, books can be downloaded directly to the device, meaning fewer trips to the book store. Also, reading on an e-Reader is covert, in the sense that what you are reading is not broadcast to the entire world. This is especially auspicious for people who hate getting drawn into conversations about their reading materials. Some cool Book apps on iTunes: Wattpad, Kindle, and iBooks.
So, the next time you are at the book store pick up a collection of short stories to read while you wait in between classes, or maybe you can download a story onto your e-Reader. The choice is yours, as long as you continue to make an effort to read.