I saw a fun meme recently of two people reading while sitting in the back of an SUV with piles of books around them. It made me think about how we interact with other book lovers.
We talk about the books, we share books, and we belong to book clubs. But how often do we actually sit quietly together and read ?
I’m picturing the old silent reading days where on certain school days all the students brought a book to read. I loved those days. Silent Reading days are probably why I’m such a voracious reader today.
My writer’s heart speeds up when I see someone reading like I am in a waiting room. That’s kinda like reading together. But I’m picturing the days before television and radio when evenings were spent reading.
Nowadays that would mean turning off all the electronics and television, but it’s doable. Sometimes, Hubby-dear and I do just that.
Think about it, reading together could be the best response to this noisy world.
Well, my husband and I read at different times and different authors, which really does not matter. He’ll read during the day while I’m embroidering or cleaning and I read when I’ve laid my head on the pillow. Yes, reading is much more beneficial that sitting at the computer, watching TV, or doing the laundry. I have to admit, sometimes I do let my Cinderella work go to read. We seem to be in such a fast lane and just need to pull over to the curb and enjoy a good read.
I agree. The first thing we do when my granddaughter comes to visit is head off to half price book stores. I have one rule for her: Spend no less than $10 and no more than $100. The time to come is spent in companionable silence.