Weekend Reading: Leisure Reading? What's That?!

I can't begin to tell you how good it felt to wake up this morning and not have a near panic attack that tomorrow is Monday. I'm currently on Fall Break from school so that means no classes tomorrow or Tuesday for this mama. To be honest, I really only get one day because

  • the weekend doesn't count (those are always "breaks")
  •  I only take classes on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
  • Alex is home with me on Tuesdays & Thursdays
So, that all adds up to me really only having ONE day off, but I'll take it! One day with both boys in school is still a whole day of peace & quiet, so I'll take what I can get :)
So what do I plan to do on my ONE day off? R-E-A-D. Why? Because I am a nerd & a bookworm. I adore reading. Problem is, I just haven't had time for leisure reading the past 7 weeks. I barely have time to read ya'lls amazing blog posts, let alone the books sitting on my shelves. Instead of reading books I WANT to read, like this
I've been reading books for class like this
(There's also a GIGANTIC "Western Literature" behemoth that should be in the above picture,but it's out in my car, and I'm too lazy to go grab it....besides it's a BEHEMOTH, meaning it's heavy and a beast to lug around. )
Papers, projects & midterms, epic literature (think The Aeneid & Homer) OH MY! The past 7 weeks have been insane but somehow manageable. I haven't had much time to devote to blogging, reading posts, dancing, & leisure reading, BUT I'm hoping to devote some time to that the rest of today & tomorrow. I'm also hoping I get better at managing my time by developing a routine that allows for time to read what I want, and not just what I have to.
How do you squeeze in leisure reading? Does having a tablet help? I just got an iPad 2-anything worth reading I should put on it? Let me know!
this post is part of  James & Jax's Weekend Reading BlogHop. To read more about the BlogHop, what she's reading, & what others are linking up, pay her a visit....reading something interesting? Write about it & link up with her!