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Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday Meme

So, judging by last week’s answers, apparently the question I should have been asking was:

Where DON’T you read??

Well, that’s a really good question! Last week’s question was “do you read in public and where” and apparently most of us bookworms do read most places where we have time. I read whenever I have time to wait – at the doctor’s office, hair salon, etc. I will even sit in a vehicle and read while I’m waiting on Tim. I can read in a car or plane, as motion sickness doesn’t bother me. I read on someones comments last week that they read in line at the grocery store. That’s something I have actually never done. I don’t take my book when I go to the grocery, Target, Walmart, etc.


Where I can’t read is anywhere that is crowded or loud. I can’t read at home if the room is full of people or the TV or music is blaring. I need peace and quiet to read. Same with out in public. If I’m in a crowded waiting room and there’s noise, I can take my book, but I won’t get much read. Same with an airport waiting area. I always try, but I usually end up distracted, watching people or else I just can’t concentrate. I can put on my iPod and turn on some quiet music (classical or relaxing elevator type music), but that’s about the only way I can read if it’s noisy or crowded. I just enjoy my peace and quiet too much, I think!

  1. Sherry Said,

    I’ve never read a book in line at the grocery store — but I have been known to read magazine articles — hmmm.

    I can’t think of anywhere I can’t read at the moment.


  2. Debi Said,

    Good answer, Stacy! I didn’t play again this week. I couldn’t really think of anywhere I don’t read…or more specifically wouldn’t read. Mostly I don’t read somewhere because I’m constantly being pestered. (I tried to think of a nicer way to put that, but couldn’t. LOL)

  3. Melody Said,

    Hi Stacy, I don’t read when there’s a crowd too. Too noisy to concentrate!!! Happy BTT.

  4. Literary Feline Said,

    I forgot to mention that one–not being able to read when it’s very loud. There was a time when noise didn’t bother me regardless of the amount, but now I like the noise level to be tolerable at the very least.

  5. Dianne Said,

    I learned the hard way: don’t read library books in the bathtub. Yes, the inevitable happened!

    I can’t think of many places I can’t read though!

  6. trista Said,

    Same here Stacy. I cannot read in waiting rooms and noisy places either. I try to read, but I tend to get distracted, mostly from others around me.

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