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Sunday, October 26, 2008

We book worms are a breed unto ourselves, aren't we? Stories are a delicious way to spend time and therefore, any spare moment we can sneak open a book is a treat. We all love to cozy up on the couch and lose ourselves in a good book, but let's face it, any time or any place will do.

I've read in all the typical spots, airplanes and beaches, but I've also read in places where I felt a little conspicuous. I know my fellow readers understand my need to read, but it's all those non-readers I worry about--the ones looking at me like I'm a freak to be sitting there with my nose in a book.

I've read in the doctor's office, in my car (only when parked, I promise), on the sidelines, in the bleachers, in my dentist's chair (hey, I was trying to distract myself). I've read at a professional hockey game (much to my boys' horror), in the hair salon, and in restaurants. I once even took a novel to a Colts Playoff game, though I was too ashamed to take it out. Peer pressure and all that. Hey, the tickets were free.
My husband and boys (none of them readers--how did that happen??) think I'm obsessed, but I know I'm perfectly normal. For a bookworm.

Denise Hunter  
posted at 6:41 PM  
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At 9:36 PM, Blogger Tricia said...

If the book is really good I've been known to read at a red light.

I figure the people behind me will honk if I don't notice when the light goes green. :o)

At 12:42 AM, Blogger Beth said...

I've read pretty much everywhere too!
Sometimes books are just too good to put down.

I don't know about reading at a red light though. If I wasn't driving that would be a different matter.

At 6:26 AM, Blogger hotcoffeenow said...

I am guilty of most of them - except the hockey game. That, I watch. :)

My only complaint is when I stay up until 4am reading a book that I cannot put down - and have to be awake 2 hours later. I pay dearly for that all day, lol.


At 6:54 AM, Blogger Jill said...

I read during labor. I saved a book I was really looking forward to, and it helped take my mind off the pain. It helped so much that the doctor commented on the fact that I looked too relaxed compared to the contractions showing up on the monitor. Eventually I could concentrate on nothing else but the pain, but at least it worked for a while!

At 9:32 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

We bookworms are a strange lot for sure! I read everywhere. I read while I was in labor to help take the edge off the pain. LOL

At 10:04 AM, Blogger Jaime said...

I read during Sunday afternoon Green Bay Packer games. The ultimate travesty here in Wisconsin. lol

At 11:42 AM, Blogger Beverly said...

I am so glad to you posted this so that I can now know I am in the norm (for us bookworms!).

When I was in high school jazz band, I would sit and read during games when we weren't playing, until the superintendent told our director it looked bad, haha!

Funny thing is---I am reading this in peace and quiet because my four year old asked to stay in the car and listen to her book on CD! (BTW, she is safely belted in her car seat, in the garage, with the car on AC mode, and I AM checking on her periodically!)

At 1:21 PM, Blogger Deena said...

Those all sound normal to me:-)

I've read at stoplights, in the potty (at home and in various restarants), in the gyn exam room wrapped in extra strength toilet paper:-), in church btw services, while walking (don't recommend this one:-) and a variety of other places unmentionable!!

At 2:42 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Yep. I've read in lots of places, too. Like Cheryl, I've missed many nights of sleep. I even read a book during physical therapy (the CPM machine--bending my knee). :)

At 5:34 PM, Blogger Belinda Peterson said...

I read yesterday at the NASCAR race. People were probably looking at me, but I didn't care. Unless there is a wreck there are cars going round and round. I love my hubby and he doesn't care so I just read. (Our friends call me the school teacher--because I'm either reading or writing!)

At 9:44 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I have a picture of me reading Thomas Hardy, cool as a cucumber, in my wedding dress while people fluffed my veil.

I read at soccer practice for the kids, and I get to their school early and park and read. I'm reading a book that's written well, but the subject matter isn't my favorite and I notice I take a lot longer to read those books.

I'm going to read the Warren Buffet book next. My Seth is turning into quite the reader and he brings books everywhere. He's devouring all the Garth Nix books.

At 8:16 AM, Blogger Tina said...

Denise, I have to laugh at your taking novels to ball games. We took my daughter (9) to a Wyoming Cowboys football game and she had a blast. She finished Three Mary Kate & Ashley books by the time the game was over.

At 4:02 PM, Blogger allen said...

I took a book into the shower once...

At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Lindsay said...

I read in the Porta-Potties when I was in basic training for the army. Top that. :P

I'd carry a book around in my cargo pocket and time how long I could get away with being in the can before I had to go out and do some menial work again.

At 2:52 PM, Blogger Chelf said...

I once almost got killed by a woman who was reading the Catholic Catechism to her children in her minivan... while she was merging onto the highway! I understand that in Colorado the merging lane has the right of way... which is backwards to us Oklahomans... but O MY. NO. Lady, you will be sending them to their Maker early!

There are two books in the bathroom, both for my husband. That is the one place I will NOT read. That room is for water, and we all know that books and water do NOT mix. I don't even touch those books. It just seems unsanitary.

I have read at a Hockey game, while my hubby drives on vacation, during church services. (Hey, don't say anything. Sometimes it is the Bible... and usually if I am not reading, I am writing. Blog, book, journal, whatever. I still pay attention. Really. Just ask me!) I have read at soccer games. I even count reading to my niece as part of my 888 reading this year. (Sam I am!)

At 2:04 PM, Blogger photoqueen said...

Perfectly normal? Yes, definitely yes. And I'm also very guilty of staying up way too late reading (did it just last night to avoid all the political craziness)!


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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