Monday, January 18, 2010

Musing Mondays - January 18

Musing Mondays2Today’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. 

1 comment:

caite said...

I think it is always appropriate to read...until proven otherwise!