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Tuesday, June 29, 2004
When Do You Read? 
I took the lead from eyeris in this entry.
Anyway, listed here are the occasions where I manage to get the most reading done - in order of frequency and number of books finished while in that particular situation:

1) Waiting in the bank/restaurant/post office/LRT station/mechanic etc...
2) While on the LRT (much more productive than just staring into space like most commuters do)
3) Sitting on the toilet (For decency's sake, I shall not elaborate further)
4) When stuck in snail-paced traffic jams (kids, don't try this at home)
5) While 'lepaking' in coffee joints or eating dinner(instead of just sitting down and eating, I READ while eating, especially when I'm alone. Makes for quite a number of coffee and curry stains on my books though)
6) Dedicated book-reading marathons into the wee hours of the night (usually conducted when I absolutely HAVE to finish a book or I wouldn't be able to sleep)
As for me, leisurely reading is usually conducted during lunch hours or between errands, or during working hours [shhh]. I do however leave the occasional book inside my tote when I head out to pretentious coffee places when my inner sophistikashyun cries out [Cries out!]; or when I stop by at parks while I sneak glances at passing joggers ["As we approached Adumpur, I began to..." Whoa! look at those calves!].

Having coffee while reading isn't exactly a pleasant experience though. It sometimes makes me extremely jittery [I always have more caffeine in my system than I can handle], and I am not able to concentrate. I usually end up making faces at random kids [;D!! D;!! ^_^!! -_-!! etc.], watching people [flicking cigarette ash artfully] or talking to strangers [Hi[gh]. Theres a fly in your trousers, sir.].

I usually go for hot tea, with a slice of something to go with it. Or just leave my digestive system alone, channelling the much needed blood flow to my poor unisel brain instead. :(

However, most of my reading is done in the comfort of my own home. Usually by my bedroom window or beside the french windows, I prefer natural light :)

Bookstores are rather impersonal, crowded, and cold, but my discomfort usually fades away as I get to them beautiful and orgasmik plots. It is also relatively inexpensive [free! heh] to read in bookstores. I usually head out to shopping malls a couple of hours earlier to grab my movie ticket, then browse at the bookstores, get a book, sit down and read until its time for popcorn fun.

I've also read in the tub, read in the rain, up a tree, sprawled on the grass, by the beach, on a hill, in hospital wards, in hospital bathrooms, read into the sunset, inside empty cupboards [don't ask], and when I was much younger and engrossed with various Enid Blytons / Nancy Drews / etc. - while walking to the nearby grocery store.

What about you - when / where do you read?

graceshu  # 9:13 AM
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