Okay so I really should be writing reviews, I am getting ridiculously behind but every time I sit down to write, the screen remains blank and I suddenly remember all these other things I really should be doing, like painting my nails… So instead of fighting it I am going to carry on with this theme of procrastination and talk about something else, mainly reading.
Someone mentioned to me recently that they were only able to read at home, in the comfort of there own home and space, which got me thinking to all of the places that I feel most comfortable reading. Yes home is a given though I don’t have what I would call my own ‘reading nook’, where I plonk myself down mainly depends on the time of day, whose home and what else I need to do for the rest of the day. The time of day as if it’s late I’m definitely going to be curled up in bed, but morning or mid-afternoon you could find me in the chair in the corner of the room, maybe outside if it’s sunny or sprawled out taking up the entire couch. Whose home because whatever room they’re in I won’t be, when I at home for some reason I can’t stand any distractions, if it’s not quiet I can’t concentrate and get agitated and if someone is talking to me I will either completely blank them or get very irritated they have interrupted me, though this more counts if the book is getting good. (I do feel bad afterwards but when your in the groove your in the groove). As for whether I have anything else I need to do this depends on how fast I have managed to change back into either comfy clothes or pyjamas either way you will most likely find me crawled back in bed!
However saying all that reading in public does not bother me in the slightest, though I can’t read if I’m on the bus (I will promptly puke on your) I can read waiting for the bus. Same as if there is a lull a work, I used to work in a call centre and when it was particularly quiet I would happily read away before answering the next call. The thing is when I’m not at home, noise, people and everything that mostly bothers me when I’m at home doesn’t affect me in the slightest, I could seamlessly transition between reading and conversations with colleagues as well quickly out down my book wherever I was up to and hop on the bus. It just doesn’t seem to matter in the slightest and while this is probably a good thing it does sometimes strike me as a little odd.
For reading books themselves I’m quite happy to skip through different genres depending on my mood, I don’t really have a favourite it more depends where my heads out, what’s happening in my life at the moment, and sometimes on the reviews, a good story is a good story whatever the genre. The one thing I cannot do though is read more then one book at a time, even if it’s the same genre I have to make sure I have finished any book, finished completely with the story, said goodbye to the characters, before I can contemplate starting another. (That doesn’t however stop me from looking at other books)
So how about you? Do you have a ‘reading nook’ at home? Can you read in public? How able are you to skip between genres and books? Let me know!
(This doesn’t really have anything to do with the post I just included it because it made me chuckle)