Booking Through Thursday: Do You Wash the Dishes While You Read?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Booking Through Thursday is hosted by the Booking Through Thursday blog.  
This week's question is: Do you multi-task when you read? Do other things like stirring things on the stove, brushing your teeth, watching television, knitting, walking, etc.? Or do you sit and do nothing but focus on what you're reading? Or, do you do both, depending on the situation?
I mostly sit or lay in bed and read.  I can definitely read with noises around me, even the television sometimes, but I can't walk or do chores while I read (unless it's an audio book).  I'm also pretty good at reading with lots of interruptions.  I also eat my lunch and read and I also listen to audio books while driving to and from work.  If I didn't do these things I would not be able to finish so many books in one year (my current goal is 100 for 2011).  I also try really hard to read when I'm going on long road trips, but sometimes the temptation of sleeping, conversing, or just looking out the window is too much.  Plus, that's the perfect time to catch up on some celebrity gossip via U.S. Weekly or People Magazine.

So what about you?  What is your reading routine?  Don't forget to leave a comment with your link and also visit the host blog to leave a comment and link there.
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10 comments:

Cummiskey said...

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smellincoffee said...

Reading during lunch (and before class) is one of the reasons I'm able to read as much as I do. I'm not sure if I read more during the day, when I steal reading-time whenever I can, or at night when I purposely sit down for an hour or so and immerse myself in the book.

Bev Hankins said...

Thanks for stopping by my BTT! And for the follow.

Ellie said...

Many of our answers are pretty much the same.

Here's my Booking Through Thursday

Sally said...

I don't mind if there is a lot going on around me when I am reading as long as none of it is directed at me. Interuptions make me crazy.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/03/booking-through-thursday-9.html

jlshall said...

Yes, eating while reading is the one multi-tasking activity that I'm really good at! But it's just too hard on the diet.

Gigi Ann said...

I guess I do multi-task sometimes, I never thought about the audio books, when I crochet, I listen to an audio book. But most of the time I like peace and quiet when I read.

mostraum said...

I also sneak in some reading at lunch and whenever else I can. Quiet reading time isn't always available: http://mostraum.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/booking-through-thursday-multitasking/

Halie said...

It's hard to wash dishes while reading a book, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by my entry.

adriana said...

It would be hard to wash and read, BUT, if they came up with waterproof books, maybe it could be done. lol :)

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