It’s World Book Day. I know this because the bookselling people have come to the school to relieve us all of some more money (which I sort of don’t mind because it’s BOOKS, but I think they know this…..). And nothing gives me more pleasure than to see my eight-year old tucked up in bed with his head buried in a book every evening, just as I did when I was his age.

I mourn for those days when I had time to read – really read that is. Not just the half an hour I manage at bedtime before my eyes can’t stay open any longer, when I forget what I’ve read in any case and have to re-read it the next night. I mean the kind of reading where I completely lose myself in a book, in another world or in new ideas.

I have piles of books waiting for me to read them, waiting for that magical period in my life when I ‘have time’. Some of them are fiction, many of them are business books. All of them are in the pile because I really want to read them.

Of course, I do lots of reading every day on my laptop – countless blogs and links and posts and tweets. Most of it is interesting, sometimes exciting and almost always relevant to what I do. But it is also overwhelming and I am finding it tough to learn how to order it all to make it useful.

I found this great article at The School of Life. OK, so it adds to my pile of books, but at least I know I’m not alone!

We are deluged with information in the new world of work (and leisure). Focusing on what’s important is one of the biggest challenges we face.

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