Hello all! Whitney here!
Reading is usually a solitary pursuit. We love to hunker down and get lost in other worlds, but when life tries to get in the way, we have to get creative. We may be surrounded by other people, in rooms buzzing with activity, and many of us will stay in the pages of our latest read. Since childhood, I’ve brought a book with me, wherever I go; it’s gotten me some odd looks over the years. Here are a few places I’ve read:
A display window in a GAP outlet store. It was the only place to sit in the whole joint, and my book demanded to be read. The store was filled to the brim with Black Friday shoppers, but it didn’t bother me.
Restaurants! I love reading while I eat. This one has gotten me more weird looks than most of the other places I’ve read, but it’s worth it. I once stopped to buy a new release I’d been dying for, on the way to a reastaurant! It was maybe 800 pages long, and in the days before ereaders were a thing. My family wasn’t so thrilled, but I don’t think they expected any less from me.
The DMV. ‘Nough said.
Lying flat on a trampoline, on a pretty day. I’ve been told this is not what trampolines are actually for. I remain skeptical. (It was weirdly comfortable…..go figure)
During class, all throughout school. If I finished an assignment quickly, I would pick up my book and dive in. My teachers never minded, as far as I know. If they did, none ever asked me to put the book down.
Detention! I expected them to tell me to stop, as doing my favorite thing in the world wasn’t the punishment I was there for, but they never did. I only ever had detention twice, though, so maybe this was coincidental. It was almost worth getting In School Detention………..
My own birthday party. I’m not super social in person, and the people close to me are used to it. I don’t think anyone was surprised to see me off to the side with my slice of cake, reading.
The grocery store.
While writing this post. I got stumped for a minute, so I read a few pages until it passed.
The shower, thanks to my waterproof kindle and a particularly addictive book that just wouldn’t let me put it down.
Now that I’ve come clean (no pun intended), tell us some of the weirdest places you’ve read! Have you ever gotten any looks or comments about it?
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