"No one can be lonely who has a book for company." ~ Nelle Reagan

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Booking Through Thursday 3/10/11

Are you a multi-tasker?  Do you multi-task when you read? Do you do other things like stirring things on the stove, brushing your teeth, watching television, knitting, walking, et cetera?

Or is it just me, and you sit and do nothing but focus on what you’re reading?
(Or, if you do both, why, when, and which do you prefer?)

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!

Yes, I do sometimes multi-task while reading.  I've been known to eat a meal with a book glued to one hand, eyes on the pages and only occasionally swivelling toward the meal at hand.  (That was pretty much before children came into my life, though.)  Sometimes I check my email while reading,  or watch a tv program while reading.  In this last instance it truly depends on the book and the tv show.  If either are truly rivetting, nothing else takes my attention.  Oh, yes, and I have stirred a thing or two cooking on the stovetop while in the other hand is my book.

Sometimes books are so captivating that menial chores get forgotten or, if I absolutely must cook or eat, it'll be with book in hand.  Come to think of it, I need a captivating book like that.  It's been too long since I've done double duty or done without thanks to a riveting read.  Suggestions, anyone?  (Don't worry, the children are all grown now and my waist won't mind a missed meal now and then;))

Comments are gladly received.  Please leave a link or the answer to this week's Booking Through Thursday in your comment.  Remember to link up with Booking Through Thursday Blog.    Chow!


  1. (Love the music! Listening to "CaribbeanJazz")
    Oh, I'm bad about eating and reading, too. I've had to adopt a "no library books while eating" policy just in case. :-/

    My own answer is here...

  2. I can read everywhere and can be noisy. My daughters do not let it be otherwise.

    Have a nice day.

  3. Yes and No. reading through magazines i will cook and read. Novels, depends, if its SLOW at the moment and i'm really trying to get pass that point i will be cooking, but a good book. NOPE, its me and that book from start to finish.

  4. I understand being so caught up in what you're reading that you can go without :) When I burned through the Hunger Games series, I practically didn't sleep!

    Here's my Multi-Tasking (Booking Through Thursday) post!

  5. I never multi-task while I read, I need peace and quiet.

  6. I wish I could multitask while reading but I tend to get so engrossed in a book that I sometimes are not even aware of what is going on around me. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am now following you and look forward to your future postings.

  7. Mostly, I like a quiet place to read.

  8. I multitask and read quietly, whatever suits me and the book :-)

  9. I tend to just read "in betweens" =D Here's mine


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