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5 Activities to do on a Reading Break

You can't read forever. Even I, an experienced reader, get aching eyes after reading for even an hour. If you are like me and sometimes end up reading for several hours, you may find yourself not feeling too well. Of course, you could be like my co-blogger, Em, who surprises me by not appearing to be bothered at all by reading for several hours. And if you are not affected, that is great, but I have always preferred not to finish a book in a single sitting.

If you too get tired eyes or like to have a break, then be glad, for this post is completely dedicated to activities to do on these breaks!

Rest This may seem like a bit of an obvious choice, but it is important to remember when you are sitting in a now-dark room with your eyes glued open trying to finish this chapter, then this one, and--oh!--just a bit more....Resting is simple. All you have to do is put down your book, take a few deep breaths, and maybe close your eyes. (Warning: You may fall asleep.)

Talk Human interaction may be good if you have completely ignored everyone to read.

Visit Good Bookstagram Pages/Book Blogs When you are reading, you get in the book-ish mood, and I think that it's nice to stay in it! So why not catch up on some of your favorite #bookstagram pages or book blogs? (I highly recommend the blog Honest Book Talk; I absolutely love their reviews!)

Have a Snack or Something to Drink It's good to refuel, and it will give you the energy you need to read that book you must read for school by tomorrow. A healthy snack would probably be better, but if you must, indulge in some junk food.

Write Writing and reading are related, and once you have read a bit, it is possible that you may have inspiration to write! If you do not feel like writing a story, essay, etc., then you can at least write down several words or writing techniques that you liked in the reading.
With that, I hope that you all have a good time reading, and be sure to take a break now and then!

What's another fun thing to do on a reading break? Drawing! Check out the post Zentangle!
"Zentangle is a method of "tangling" different patterns together to create wonderful works of art. The idea is to allow patterns to flow into each other. While the intricate designs may seem to be too complicated, they actually are quite simple. If you look close enough, you'll realize that..." Read more


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