Public Reader?

Friday, April 24, 2009

I envy those people who can read and actually concentrate on what their reading in odd places, like the bus stop, the car, waiting on the line, motorcycle, okay not really sure about the latter but you get the point.

I can only read in secluded areas, with minimal movement and no other person nearby like, my room (in my bed), my living room (sometimes), and the library depending on the location.


Reason #1- There's a slight chance I might have self-diagnosed ADD or something. I came up with that conclusion myself, look how many times procrastination has been a big problem of mine. (In fact I'm doing it right now. Shh)



Reason # 2- An irrational fear, in which a flying object will transpire out of nowhere and end up hitting me in the head, causing me to get a concussion, enabling me to actually, read the book.



(Warning: Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire spoiler mentioned)


Reason # 3- I make "strange faces." Apparently, I make funny faces when I talk, (been called out upon this by classmates and friends) sometimes. Sp, I can imagine I do the same when I read. And what if there's this really cute guy staring at me and I make a horrifying face. Like this o_0 when Cedric Digory dies in the fourth Harry Potter book.



Reason # 4- Ties in with Reason 3- getting the sudden Hebbie Jeebies! Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about, it most probably happened to atleast once. When you get the sudden chills out of knowhere in a perfectly warm day, chances are someone's staring at you. And, I for one can't stand being stared at.



Reason # 5- What if a person starts doing what I usually do (yes I admit it) and see me with a book and get all up my grill and ask me what I'm reading and I don't feel like talking to them because hello, they're strangers. Granted their fellow book lovers, like me but my mommy said specifically, not to talk to strangers. So I must listen. Plus, I want to avoid people looking over my shoulders (hate when teachers do that when writing essays or doing classwork) and reading the book with me (like the picture above.)



Yeah, so basically, I can not read in public places, which really sucks because if I could I think I would totally read so much more books in average. How about you?

6 comments:

Hillary said...

I bring a book with me everywhere. I always have one at school to read when we have breaks or if I get to a class early. Prepared is good and I wouldn't want to sit around with nothing to do and no one to talk to.

Kathleen Elizabeth said...

I can read pretty much anywhere. I always have at least one book in my purse or backpack that i pull out at any moment since i don't get that much down time at home. I know what you mean with the faces, but everybody i know already knows i'm a nerd and either deals with it or scrams. lol. I've actually perfected the art of reading in between scenes, running onstage at the last minute, doing my scene, coming off stage and reading some more

Shelley said...

I can't read in public place either unless it's something that doesn't require alot of concentration. I can't read in cars either, it makes me dizzy.

Shelley said...

Oh, and I love your drawings! lol

bridget3420 said...

I can read anywhere. My mom always used to tell me that I have selective hearing. She's right. I can tune out anything.

YA Book Realm said...

Hillary- You know what the funny thing is I bring a book with me just in case but I never end up reading it but I do this all the time. I have this "just in case" mentality. lol

Kathleen-Now that's impressive! I would never be able to do that. Reading before and after scenes. Hell no. I envy you guys.

Shelly- Ohh another person joining me in the minority. And same here, I can read magazine, that's no problem but books not really. Haven't been successful with that yet. About the drawings, unfortunately not my own drawings I googled them. lol

Bridget- Haha I wish I had selective hearing, I have this tendency to overhear everything, which is not good sometimes, if you know what I mean. ;)

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