Booking Through Thursday

 Each week at Booking Through Thursday, Deb asks a book-related question.  Here’s this week’s question:

Are you a Goldilocks kind of reader?

Do you need the light just right, the background noise just so loud but not too loud, the chair just right, the distractions at a minimum?

Or can you open a book at any time and dip right in, whether itโ€™s for twenty seconds, while waiting for the kettle to boil, or indefinitely, like while waiting interminably at the hospitalโ€“as long as the book is open in front of your nose, youโ€™re happy to read?

I am the latter kind, the anti-Goldilocks.  I will read anywhere and everywhere, for any amount of time.  I have been known to tear through books in the car and on airplanes; I read while I wait for webpages to load.  I read while I cook.  Audiobooks enable me to read when I drive, but more than once I’ve had a book in the passenger seat and been at a stoplight and had to work very hard not to pick it up and thus risk a wreck.  (Have you seen the episode of Family Guy where Peter keeps reading the Archie comic while he’s driving?  I’d be like that, but with more words and fewer pictures.)  I read when people are talking to me.  I read when the TV is on.  I’d read in the movie theater if I could, sometimes.  I can read sitting, standing, or lying down.  I read while I’m on lunch duty.  The only thing I need to read is text; everything else is incidental.


2 responses on “Booking Through Thursday”

  1. I can read anywhere. And while walking. And while on the stairs. And if I’m reading, I can’t hear you. Unless it’s something boring and dry that I didn’t choose to read, but I have to read for some reason — and then I might need quiet.

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