Today, we have the super sweet Eli guesting with us! If you visit Ali’s blog ever, you might have seen some posts from Eli. They’re cousins – I got to meet Eli (through Ali) at RomCon in 2010. She’s here talking … what else – books! And she’s offering up a gift card to one lucky commenter, so please, make her feel welcome!
First off, I’d like to thank Limecello for inviting me to be a guest on her blog! It’s been a while since I’ve even blogged or wrote anything, so bear with me, lol. I’ll try my best not to ramble on and on and get to out of subject.
So recently, I’ve been in a big reading slump. I haven’t been able to read much of anything because when I have tried, I usually end up falling asleep or I just cannot concentrate. Sure I get some reading done, but nowhere what I’d like to (it’s usually just a couple pages at a time). Even though I have tried and tried, I still continue to read the same way, even if I know I’m still in my slump.
Whenever I get ready to read I always make sure of two things. One is that I’m comfortable, which usually is either in my bed or on the sofa, and two I make sure that there is no noise. To me, noise is only a distraction and I’m easily distracted. It’s almost impossible for me to pay attention to what I’m reading even if it’s just music that is in the background. Also it helps if I’m alone… although it’s not a requirement. Unless it’s in a library, I find it very hard to read in public places. One exception would be actually being able to read at Starbucks. I know that Starbucks can be loud with all the people in there and all the music and can be super distracting but I don’t know what it is. Maybe is the smell of coffee in there that soothes and drowns out all the activity that happens in there, lol. Recently I’ve thought about changing it up. Instead of reading in the confines of my room in my very comfortable bed or in my very comfy sofa, I want to read in a less comfortable place. Ohhh… and I have notice though, that in the restroom I am able to read bit more. Too bad I can’t just stay in the restroom for hours at a time, lol. Well I probably could…. Hehe.
So do how do you read? I know some people that just have to have a glass of wine while they read or they c an only read right before going to bed. It’s interesting to think that people have their preferences; meanwhile you have others that just don’t care. They can read wherever and whenever, lol. I really wish I was one of those people! 🙂
If you comment below by answering the question “How do you read,” you will be entered for a chance to win a book from the Book Depository of your choice (up to a $10 value). And yes, this is open to our International friends. 🙂