Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about tidy reading around people.
When is it inappropriate to read in front of others? Is it ever appropriate?
Good question this week! I will read in front of certain people and in certain situations. If I am with one of my friends or a family member who isn't one of my parents, I will probably not pull out my book. If there is opportunity for conversation, I find it rude to try to close myself off like that. I have had a few family gatherings when I tried to get a little reading in but it always fails so I've given up trying.
The exception? My parents. They know me well enough to know that when I pick up a book in front of them, it has nothing to do with being bored with conversation. My mother is the one to blame for my love of reading so she understands. I bring a book with me to their house every time I go over. Sometimes just hanging out in the same room is enough. We just enjoy each others company. Even when there is nothing to say.