Thursday, September 06, 2007

Booking Through Thursday

From Booking Through Thursday: A weekly meme about books and reading.

This week's question is: So, this is my question to you–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 it’s for twenty seconds, while waiting for the kettle to boil, or indefinitely, like while waiting interminably at the hospital–as long as the book is open in front of your nose, you’re happy to read?

My answer is "sometimes yes, and sometimes no." If I am REALLY into a book then it doesn't really make a difference to me what is going on around me. Music is always ok to have on in the background so long as its not too loud. The lighting isn't an issue. I can't read in hospitals. Too many other things to think about. ha.

My one regret is that I absolutely cannot read in the car. I get carsick every time. So in that respect, I am a Goldilocks reader if you consider that I like to be sitting down in a cozy chair with light music playing in the background and no other distracts. That's ideal. But I can make do when necessary.


Queen of Carrots said...

I can get sucked in by any printed matter in any position, in any lighting short of pitch blackness, and under any circumstances not excluding nuclear holocaust. And sometimes I succumb to the temptation to read in the car even though I know it will make me very, very sick and I will regret it for the rest of the day.

bookinhand said...

I absolutely can not read in a car as well. Motion sickness, wow! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Diane

Literary Feline said...

I think we all have an ideal reading place and conditions, but as you said, we make do with what we have at the moment. :-)

Becky said...

I can't read in the car, either. I am all about books on CD/iPod. =)

At A Hen's Pace said...

I am SOOOOOO grateful that I CAN read in the car!! I read for 1.5 hours a day on the schoolbus for years and years...


Sky said...

I read all the time. And I read almost anything, I never read those tabloid type magazines at store checkouts.
I read so much as a kid that when I learned out to drive my mom had to give me simple directions to places I had been a million times all my life, my nose was always in a book if I wasn't reading I was riding.
I can tune out any sound. This had to change when I became a mother.
Now I have to drive and pay attention to my kids.
My mom's call to her only daughter?
"EARTH to SKY! Pay attention!"

Mikaila said...

I can't read in the car either and it STINKS. I could get so many more books read/homework done if I was able to read during the hour I spend on the bus every day. But alas. I need to get some more books on CD.

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