May 3, 2007

Booking Through Thursday: RIP

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No, not THAT kind of R.I.P.
Reading. In. Public.
Do you do it? Why or why not?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

Oh yes, I read in public. At the doctor's office, at the kid's dance class, in the park. Pretty much anywhere I can. I don't think I could sit at the doctor's office waiting around without a book in my purse. When you're a Mom, you have to grab all the reading time you can.

Sometimes someone next to me wants to have a conversation and I don't want to be rude but I'm thinking, "Ok can I get back to my book now?"


  1. I wish I could be like you. Mines up now.

  2. That's me, too. :) It's especially frustrating when you're just at a tense or exciting part of the book.

  3. I read in public all the time. If I'm having a quick lunch or coffee by myself, I read. If I'm getting allergy shots, I read. If I'm waiting in line to renew my driver's license, I read. I keep a book in the car for any unexpected reading opportunities.

  4. I'm with you Chris! If I go anywhere and think I'll have a minute or two to wait, I am sure to bring my book along with me. You're so right about the other people/rude thing - I always kind of drop my head and think "do they not see that I'm reading?!" :)

    Happy Reading!

  5. Of course I read in public! (If I'm not knitting, or writing a letter.) I get some odd looks if I'm reading on line at the bank, or at red lights (guilty guilty) - why shouldn't we read?

  6. I can relate to your last comment, Chris. If it's book talk, I tend not to mind so much, but I really prefer not to be interrupted for small talk.

  7. yep, I agree with you to read whenever you can (I'm a mom too :)) I usually have to end up rereading later if someone wants to "talk."

  8. Hi Chris, I have similar thoughts too. My book goes with me everywhere I go. Virtually inseparable...

    I have plenty of comments from folks when I recently read the book How to read a Book by Mortimer J Adler. It was a 1940 classic on intelligent art of reading. The title itself was invoking curiosity. LOL.

    Happy BTT!

  9. Gosh I can so relate. Even when you want to continue to read the good part and you can't get back to it because someone next to you want to talk. And like you, I weren't want to be rude either, so I talked to them too :)

  10. Hi Chris, most of us have similiar answers!!! Happy BTT!

  11. Oh yes - I so agree - my workmates now understand that when I am reading in the lunchroom - my body is there but my mind could be anywhere - LOL

  12. Yep, I drag a book with me everywhere. Those waiting times in doctor's offices and for the kids would be horrible without books!


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