Monday, August 20, 2012


I am a terrible reader, don't get me wrong, I can read! Have been able to since I was about 7yrs old.
I am a terrible reader in that it is all or nothing.

Once I pick up a book then life stops.

I am not the person who reads a little prior to falling a sleep. I am the person who reads a little prior to going to sleep then gets so engrossed in the book that suddenly it is 1am and I am determined to finish the last 2 chapters before I turn the light out.

I am a person who will do everything else around reading.
I will watch the tv but as soon as the adverts come on during the programme I have my book open and I carry on reading.
Same with cooking. I love that the kitchen is not connected to the living room. I can stand and read whilst waiting for something to cook, stopping every now and then to stir the pot.

If I get into a good book and then find that it has another connected to it then I am screwed, as I will want to finish book 2 just as quick as book 1.

I have been known to read myself stupid, so much so that I have then not picked up another book for weeks  due to being read out! At that time the thought of reading a book is the worst thing imaginable.

And just to prove the point, I have just spent the last week reading 5 out of 7 books in a series. Thus the reason why there have been no posts for a week!!


Alison said...

You are describing me perfectly! What series have you been reading?
Alison xx

Retired Knitter said...

Woo Hoo! Found you. I am esknitter on Walker Tracker and Retired Knitter on my blog which I know you have visited. And now I have found you. Fun post about reading. I find the same with listening to a book on audio, but with audio you can do other things. It is great.

Looking forward to an Appalachian Trail walk soon.

Take care.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

We are so the same!! Lately I haven't been reading as much as I like but I do love a good book even in between commercials too :)

Melissa said...

I've often found myself engrossed in a book to the detriment of other things like housework & sleep! I always have several books going at once, and I have gotten better over the years about turning the light out at a decent time. But still, there's always that book that I just can't put down! LOL