Booking Through Thursday
Okay, so the other day, a friend was commenting on my monthly reading list and asked when I found the time to read. In the ensuing discussion, she described herself as a “goldilocks” when it comes to reading–she needs to have everything juuuuuust right to be able to focus. This caught my attention because, first, I thought that was a charming way of describing the condition, but, two, while we’ve talked about our reading habits, this is an interesting wrinkle. I’d never really thought about it that way.
So, this is my question to you–are you a Goldilocks kind of reader?
Do you need the light just right, the background noise just so loud but not too loud, the chair just right, the distractions at a minimum?
Or can you open a book at any time and dip right in, whether it’s for twenty seconds, while waiting for the kettle to boil, or indefinitely, like while waiting interminably at the hospital–as long as the book is open in front of your nose, you’re happy to read?
If everything had to be just right, I'd get no reading done at all! So, no, I'm for sure not a Goldilocks reader and can read pretty much anywhere, anytime. The only time I CAN'T read, is if my mind is worried or stressed and can't concentrate. For instance, I have a hard time reading at the doctors office, because I'm usually too nervous... same with reading on a plane, it's hard for me to concentrate because I'm too nervous about flying, though I still do read there, I just have to have an "easy" book!