Booking Through Thursday...Goldilocks

I happened upon this week's *Booking Through Thursday* question, and although I've never participated before, I decided I had to participate in this one...it made me laugh. :-D The question from the BTT site is this:

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?"

I am *definitely* the latter. My parents used to laugh because I would walk around the house with my book in front of my nose, reading as I walked down the hall. I was devastated when I had sinus surgery in the summer between my 3rd and 4th grade years and for some reason was never able to read in the car again without getting carsick. To this day, I will keep a book in the van to read in case I get stuck in traffic or have to wait in a drive through line. I read while waiting for things to boil on the stove, while drying my hair, and if I'm on hold on the phone. And I guess it is a good thing...these days, if I were a *Goldilocks Reader*, I probably wouldn't ever get anything read. :)

What about you? Are you a *Goldilocks Reader*? Or a *Have book, will travel* reader?


BookGal said...

I'm right with you. I'll take any time I can get to read. BTW, I love your site - the pictures are adorable.

alisonwonderland said...

there days, if I were a *Goldilocks Reader*, I probably wouldn't ever get anything read.

i sure can relate! your description of walking about the house with your nose in a book reminds me of my 11yo too!