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When and where do you read

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Mon September 8th, 2008, 9:20 am

"Leyland" wrote:I eat lunch at my desk most of the work week and learned years ago to not bring a good book to work to read for lunch hour. I'll slip it into the center drawer of my desk and continue to surreptitiously read it on and off all afternoon instead of concentrating on work. Then I feel SO guilty. Therefore, I will not bring a book to work anymore because I have absolutely no willpower ro resist a good story.


I feel guilty enough that I check my emails, check here and also on some blogs at lunchtime, let alone actually reading a book!


Grasshopper, I've been known to read at the traffic lights and in traffic jams before.
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Ash
Bibliomaniac
Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Mon September 8th, 2008, 1:37 pm

I can't read books at work either, not because I will be distracted, but I barely have time for lunch! By the time I clean up after the morning class and get stuff set up for the afternoon, my half hour is 10 minutes and I'm off to the busses to get the next load. But seeing how deep I get into my reading, its probably a good thing I can't. Last week I was one of the evaluators for 'child find" (screening for preschoolers who might have a developmental delay) I usually bring a book with me because often theres some down time. Well, I was reading Guersney Literary Society, and came to a point that sort of snuck up on me (about the fate of Eliz) and it took my boss a few nudges to tell me I had another eval. He smiled, because he knows. But it took me a minute to shake the scene from my head, before I said hello to the next preschooler.

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Grasshopper
Scribbler
Location: Moore, OK, USA

Postby Grasshopper » Mon September 8th, 2008, 2:01 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:Grasshopper, I've been known to read.....in traffic jams before.


LOL!! That's hilarious!

Here in OKC, we don't get bad traffic to speak of, so I've never had that experience. Once or twice I've read a 10-second snippet while waiting at a traffic light, but that has only happened when I had to drive about the time that the book was intense.

If I'm working at a slow pharmacy, there's plenty of time to read. And I take my book with me no matter where I'm working. :cool:

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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Mon September 8th, 2008, 11:48 pm

Usually I read in bed. Other times, in the Metro parking lot if I arrive early or on the Metro going home.

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pat
Avid Reader
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Tue September 9th, 2008, 12:35 am

"pat" wrote: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.


And yesterday I got caught by a friend! Coffee in one hand, book in the other totally engrossed! Looked up and there she stood! Had a chuckle!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx


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