Thursday, April 12, 2007

Booking Through Thursday

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.


Literary Feline said...

What a great memory! Haha I wasn't allowed to stay inside during recess and read. At least when I got into middle school and high school, I could rush off to my next class and sneak in a little reading inbetween classes. :-)

angela said...

The classroom:- I can easily see how that would be possible..
I've never missed an appointment because I was so engrossed but I have decided to miss appointments because the book was too good to put down.
Come on, what's more important!

Shelby said...

Happy FRIDAY - You've been awarded a thinking award :)

BendingPeak said...

Sounds like a perfect use of time. Hope you have a warmer weekend.

Rayne said...

I would do the same thing during recess. We lived near the beach when I was growing up and can't tell you how many sunburns I received due to forgetting to reapply the lotion because I was too engrossed in my book.