It's another Thursday which means it's time for another Booking Through Thursday, hosted by Deb over at BTT. This week is all about multi-tasking, which is a perfect question since University just started again and I'm already trying to find time to do my Uni reading and Blog reading. The question is:
Do you do other things while you read?Watch TV? Cook? Brush your teeth? Knit?
I have tried knitting once, which convinced me that I should definitely have my whole attention focused on the needles in my hand. They may not be sharp but they can still hurt if you're as clumsy as me. So knitting would be a no.
With me it is probably more a question of do I read while I do other things. I'm usually busy running about etc. but because I always have my Kindle with me I'm usually reading on the bus, train, sometimes even while walking which provides whole new challenges. I do read while I cook because watching pasta boil really isn't that fascinating. I do also take my Kindle to the gym with me every once in a while but not too often because they don't appreciate me just sitting on their equipment because I have forgotten I was on a bicycle while reading. One of my favourite things actually is putting something in the oven and then leaning against it because it is nice and warm and you can pretend you're watching the oven while reading. But when I'm reading something tricky or intense I do have to shut everything else out, just because I want to actually take in every word. There is nothing worse than having to reread a sentence 10 time because its meaning keeps escaping you.
What I always do while reading is listen to soundtrack music. Some of Howard Shore's The Lord of the Rings soundtrack in the background goes surprisingly well with Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.
Do you do other things while you read? I'm going to copy Deb here and advise you to not read while driving! That's why audio books were invented.