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When and where do you read

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Spitfire
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When and where do you read

Postby Spitfire » Sun September 7th, 2008, 1:09 am

Thought I would start this thread again. I usually only read at night when everybody is in bed, including myself, then I get to escape! I usually only get to read for about an hour at a time. I'm hoping when we move into our new house (still in final stages of construction) I will get more time!
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun September 7th, 2008, 1:34 am

I read in my bed in the afternoon and when I turn the TV off at night. I also always have a book with me when I leave the house as I sometimes have to wait awhile for rides.

Sometimes I'll read during commercials of TV shows when I really need to get something finished.

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Spitfire
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Postby Spitfire » Sun September 7th, 2008, 2:05 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote: I also always have a book with me when I leave the house as I sometimes have to wait awhile for rides.
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I usually cart around books with me to my appointments too. There are always waiting times! My kids start piano lessons on monday, and I have to wait an hour in town for them to finish, so I get another precious hour to read! :D
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Postby diamondlil » Sun September 7th, 2008, 2:25 am

I have 3 hours of commuting time each week day so that is where the vast majority of reading is done. Other than that I always have a book in my bag, for waiting for appointments etc.

At night I tend to read for about half an hour.

Generally I have different books for reading on the train and then for reading in bed.
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sun September 7th, 2008, 4:06 am

I read whenever I can. Like diamondlil I bring my books to appointments and am usually th eonly one reading :D I read it bed or on the sofa. Sometimes on cold winter/fall days I read in the ktichen if the sun is shinning because I have a bench in front of 8 windows and it helps to warm me.
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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Sun September 7th, 2008, 4:44 am

I usually read while watching TV - but I can't read in bed for some reason.

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Postby Ash » Sun September 7th, 2008, 5:42 am

Where I read depends on the season. When everyone else is snowbound, and the weather here is gorgeous, I can be found on my porch swing in our lovely yard, reading with four cats vying for position on the swing. When everyone else is enjoying the outdoors, its 100+ here, so I am in our enclosed patio, filled with plants and such, and an air conditioner. Thats my home for most of the summer.

I also bring books with me for appointments and I often have one with me when I know I am going to be waiting in line. Otherwise during the school year I read on the weekends, and some evenings if I'm not too wiped out, and during the summer I read constantly.

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wendallpauls
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Postby wendallpauls » Sun September 7th, 2008, 6:13 am

In my work, I have had the opportunity to talk about reading with a number of people, and a surprising number have mentioned the 'reading before going to bed' pattern. I hear a lot of comments on how this helps prepare them better for a good night of sleep. I haven't got there myself. Hopefully one day. But as for me, I read wherever and whenever I can, carrying two or three of my books with me at all times. You never know when you're going to be stuck somewhere that calls for a good book to help pass the time.

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pat
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Postby pat » Sun September 7th, 2008, 10:28 am

I read at night in bed or when I am having my morning coffee at Gloria Jeans coffee shop! I also have my book with me if I know I will have an appointment.
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Alaric
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Postby Alaric » Sun September 7th, 2008, 12:06 pm

Usually in bed at night. I find it difficult to concentrate anywhere else so I just tend to read at home in bed before I go to sleep ... plus, I can't read in a car or on a bus or anything.


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