Listening to lots of readers talk about their reading lives, it’s clear that sometimes readers don’t read. Give yourself some grace. Every reading experience influences our reading lives, including time periods when we choose not to read. …Our reading lives ebb and flow. We just finished a book we loved and want to pause. We’ve abandoned our last three books and need a break. We have to read something for work or class and we don’t have time to read something else. Reading is easy to back burner. It’s a forgiving pastime. When you don’t make time to read, your book will wait. And wait. And wait.
— Donalyn Miller