Thursday, May 10, 2007

"Booking Through Thursday" Times Two

Booking Through Thursday has moved to a new location. I didn't get a chance to participate last week, but because this week's question is a sequel of sorts, today it's a "two-for-one" special:

No, not THAT kind of R.I.P. Reading. In. Public. Do you do it? Why or why not?

Of course I do it! I read on planes, at the dentist office, waiting for the kids' carpool, at the swimming pool, in the park. On the few occasions I've eaten alone at a restaurant, I've even read there.

Ask Not Where, But Where Not?
So, judging by last week’s answers, apparently the question I should have been asking was "Where DON’T you read??"

  • We have a family rule that no one reads at the dinner table. (Sometimes, though, if WhiteRabbit isn't home and I'm in the right mood, the kids and I will all read through dinner.)

  • When I was a kid I'd often take a book to church (and my kids do it sometimes now), but I don't read during worship services anymore.

  • I get carsick when I read on road trips, but I've listened to some great books that way! (I often listen during my commute too.)

    1. Ooh, good answers :) I totally agree about the dinner table and church. Not something I was allowed to do while I was growing up; hence, I don't do it as an adult either.

      Sorry you get carsick, but good thing you like audiobooks (I don't!) :)

      Happy Reading!

    2. Hi hi! I saw the footnote... Oooo... that's nice! :D

      Great answers. I like audiobooks too but decided that I love flipping pages, so I stop doing audio. has good collections. :)

    3. I get carsick when I read too. I am so envious of people who can read in a moving car it just seems the perfect time to read. I can only read for short periods in cars. We always want what we don't have....

    4. We were in the car on trips often when I was growing up. My dad said reading in the car would make us sick, so none of us did. It wasn't until years after I was married that I learned I could read in the car. If I'm driving in new places I prefer to listen to a book so I can still enjoy the scenery.