Today’s Book Blogger Hop question is: Do you always have a book with you?
This used to be a yes. I used to never leave the house without a book in my bag, even if I was going somewhere where I was very unlikely to read. And then I started carrying a smaller bag…and this magic device in my pocket with endless access to entertainment!
I still carry a book a lot of places, and generally if I’m going to be stationary for an extended period of time I’ll make sure I have a book on hand. I still bring a book to work every day. I don’t do much reading out and about in the world, but the truth is, I don’t think I ever did. I do seem to do far less reading in line at grocery stores now. But I tend to do all my blog reading on my phone now, so at least some of that time is going to that.
I think I did read more when I carried a book everywhere–but I’m not sure about the cause and effect here. Do I read less because I don’t carry a book as much anymore, or do I not carry a book because I’m not in situations with opportunities to read as much anymore? Conundrum.
Do you carry a book with you? Or is reading something you do at home?
2 thoughts on “Blog Hop: Carrying Books”
Like you I don’t carry books around as much as I used to but always when I’m going to be able to read them, like a train journey. But again, I don’t know whether that’s partly because I don’t go places in a manner where I can read–I’m either driving, or visiting people. And however unengaged in conversations I might be, reading is not the way to make friends!
I do my “serious” reading at home, as many days as I can manage in a week, usually for an hour (or two, if I’m lucky!) in the late afternoon. I take a book with me only if I expect to have to wait somewhere and think I’ll have enough time to get into it. I’m not one who can focus and retain what I’ve read if I’m doing it in just very small snatches, so the wait has to be worth my while for me to bring a book.