Thursday, 10 March 2011

Booking Through Thursday (1)

This week's Booking Through Thursday 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, et cetera?

Or is it just me, and you sit and do nothing but focus on what you’re reading?

(Or, if you do both, why, when, and which do you prefer?)
Not usually. Most of the time when I'm reading, I just sit down and read silently, hoping beyond hope that no one will come and disturb me. I find it a lot easier to get lost in the world of the story if I'm not being distracted by things like knitting. However, if you do knit while reading, I applaud you! I simply do not possess enough skill for something like that.

That being said, I find that if I'm really into a story, I will absolutely refuse to let it out of my sight. While sometimes I just have an abundance of time to read while doing nothing else, I also sometimes have to walk, eat and try and function as normally as possible - just with a book.

Another thing is that I try and fit reading time in whenever I can and that usually means I read in the car, on my lunch, and on 'study breaks' (awful idea - it takes hours in these instances for me to finish my 'break'). A lot of the times the TV will be on or some music will be playing but it's in the background and, to be honest, I completely forget about it once I start reading.

In conclusion: Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. When I'm reading, my mind sort of forgets about everything else anyways though.


  1. My answer was similar. You can see it HERE

  2. I start multi-tasking and then forget about everything else but the book too. I get way to involved in the stories, people will be talking to me and I will not even hear them.

  3. I can multi-task if I need to, but I really prefer to concentrate on just one thing at a time. Especially when I'm reading!

    BTT: my answer.

  4. If I didn't multitask I wouldn't get much reading done: