Thursday, September 06, 2007
Booking Through Thursday
Okay, so the other day, a friend was commenting on my monthly reading list and asked when I found the time to read. In the ensuing discussion, she described herself as a “goldilocks” when it comes to reading–she needs to have everything juuuuuust right to be able to focus. This caught my attention because, first, I thought that was a charming way of describing the condition, but, two, while we’ve talked about our reading habits, this is an interesting wrinkle. I’d never really thought about it that way.
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?
- I'm not sure if I describe myself as the Goldilocks, since I can read either way. If I waited the perfect time to read, than I will never get any of my reading done. I'm always reading in front of my TV, during commercial break or when certain scenes on the shows does not interested me. Sometime I even have a small musics in the background playing while am reading too. And I do read while am boiling water or heating up something in the oven. I pretty much read anywhere, anytime. When I want to read, I just get to it. (except when am riding in car. the motions make me feel ill/sick when I read)
However, depending on how the authors writing flow, I may need to find the right time and place to read it and have less noises in the background. Because sometime I need to read the book slowly and smoothly to understand the story better. Some need concentration and "mood". Example: The Outlander series...IMO.
Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!