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?
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!
Goldilocks! That's a riot. Goldilocks and I have little in common. First, I'm not a blonde. And no I'm not very picky about where and how I read. I can read anywhere really. I've been known to walk around while reading. Distractions don't really bother me either. I can read in front of the TV and divide my attention between the two. Considering that I'm a Mom, there are always distractions. If I waited for the perfect moment, I'd never read.
It's funny, I just read The Thirteenth Tale and the narrator had to sit down to read. She had an accident while reading standing up. She was so involved in the book she wasn't paying attention. I could see how that could be a problem. I do get emersed it my reading.