I can't read

Okay that isn't really what I mean. I don't mean that I can't read, I mean that I'm really bad at actually spending time reading. Blogs, books, news articles, little 'Today I fucked up' posts, I really just can't be bothered and I can't keep up with them. I want to change my habits but I don't know how, and I'm looking for suggestions.


I have a kindle and I love to read books but I just don't put time aside for it. I usually remember at 9:30pm (Which is my bed time) and that's too late as I need to be asleep. For the past 3 years I've set myself the goal of reading 12 books a year. One book a month sounds manageable but in reality I only managed 5 books last year and so far this year I've managed a measly one book. I have a reading list as long as my arm but I don't know how to find the time to read them.


I love reading blogs, especially ones by friends but I'm awful at keeping up with them. Visiting each blog individually to check for posts is a no-go and years ago I used to try and use Google Reader but these days I don't know what to use. I've tried apps like Feedly but just didn't get on with them and forget to check them. The ones that send me notifications eventually just build up and I never read them or they notify me at the worst times. What do you all use to subscribe or keep up with blogs?

I suppose that's it really. I've given up trying to read the news these days as it's too depressing.

Let me know if you have any suggestions about how I can sort out my Books & Blogs problem.