Thursday, September 6, 2007

Booking Through Thursday: Goldilocks

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!


  1. I honestly can't think of any place I can't read, unless it's due to logistics (like not wanting to get a book wet in the shower!).

  2. I hate the doctors too! I can't go if I am too stressed because then it is just too much in one week. Needless to say, I put the doctor off a lot...

  3. I'm with you.....if I had to wait for the perfect time, I would never get any reading done!!

    Happy Thursday!

  4. Sort of off topic: I read on your other blog that you enjoyed "Homefront"! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who LOVED that show. I'm still not quite over it's cancellation.

    I'd leave a comment over there, but I would need an account and I'm just too farkin' lazy, sorry.

  5. Hey, glad to hear you drop in over there at 360-land and see what I'm up to besides reading! Yeah, I wish they'd make it so you could comment without an account, but oh, well.

    And yes, ah, Homefront. I do still think about that show often. I remember feeling totally bummed when it got cancelled. Hmmm.... I wonder if it's out there on DVD anywhere?



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