The question of the day is did I ever "book" right through something important?
Have you ever missed an important appointment because you have become so engrossed in a book you forgot the time or were up so late reading that you didn't wake up in time? Been late to work because you couldn't resist the temptation and left the house too late?
The answer is yes, yes and yes. The most striking instance that I can think of was when I was a decidedly nerdy Elementary school student. I was in a small school and sometimes preferred to keep to myself instead of engaging in endless games of four square during recess. So I would sit in my classroom and read. I was a good, fast reader and very focused. So much so that at times I would read right through recess and into class without noticing that class had resumed. This caused no end of amusement to my peers and probably considerable annoyance to my teachers.