When is it inappropriate to read in front of others? Is it ever appropriate?
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I spent most of the week thinking about what the next week’s MM will be. Partly because I like to have a good question and mostly because I find it as a way to get great advice on anything I come across.
For instance: I spend at least 1-2 hours a week waiting around for others, either in the car or in a doctor’s office and because I so hate having wasted time like that I’ve made that my reading time. However at the moment it’s school holidays and so there’s usually someone else with us.
I have no problem reading in public – even surrounded by people like in the shopping centre or doctors office. In fact, I think it’s ridiculous that MORE people don’t read. However I feel incredibly uncomfortable reading when someone I know is sitting beside me. Even if we don’t talk – and let’s face it, how much of a conversation does anyone ever have in a waiting room?
Outside of this scenario I rarely read in front of others, because I feel a little rude – unless it’s with a booky friend and we’re both reading, of course! But what about you? I’m eager to hear your thoughts on the subject.