Are You A Goldilocks Kind Of Reader?

September 6, 2007

From Booking Through Thursday:

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?

My answer is no. I am not a Goldilocks reader. I think that I could read in almost any situation, although I do better without TV or music because I do get distracted by that. Not that I don’t still read at those times, just slower. Some places that I have been known to read (other than on the couch or in bed):

>The bus (frequently)
>The checkout line at the grocery store
>On road trips (when other people are driving)
>My car (when I am driving – I know, I know, this is probably my worst habit so spare me the lectures!)
>The bus stop
>Waiting rooms
>Pretty much anywhere when I have a spare minute and a book with me

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Comments on Are You A Goldilocks Kind Of Reader?

  1. 1

    From Scott:

    The only time I can really think of being a Goldilocks reader is when I have to read something I don’t want to read (such as a textbook). Otherwise it’s all reading, all the time.

  2. 2

    From admin:

    Scott: That’s funny, I think I’m probably the same way! I have to really be in the right state of mind and be able to focus to read my textbooks.

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