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?