Does your reading habits annoy your family?

Pakistan
September 17, 2008 6:08pm CST
What does your family members think of your reading habits?? Do they get annoyed sometimes because you won't come out of your books?? Or DO they like it??? I remember when I was reading Harry Potter, my family really got annoyed by my reading because I wouldn't do anything else until the book got finished. What is your experience regarding this?
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• Philippines
2 Oct 08
well the are cool about it.most of us love reading and we always fight who will grab the new book to read or the paper. my family think that it's better than tv. well most of us think that it's better than tv.
@surfrider (115)
• United States
2 Oct 08
I annoy the piss out of my husband when I dog ear my place in the book or bend the cover back. Even if it is my own personal paperback copy, he will call me on it. I can see that he likes to keep his books nice looking but I usually don't see what the big deal is.
@luluwell (36)
• United States
18 Sep 08
I am called the book worm by my children. I carry a book everywhere I go. I have time set aside in the mornings to read and at night. My husband is a trucker and when he comes in he get annoyed that I'm not paying attention. I like annoying him when he's trying to read so he knows how he feels.
@ibiswas (422)
• India
18 Sep 08
Hi Abdul, my mom used to get angry at me when I was younger because she used to feel that I am neglecting my studies and reading only novels. However, now that I have grown and working, the times have changed. She knows that I understand my priorities and she doesn't mind my being with books most of the time anymore. Though she is not aware of my keeping awake in the nights to complete a book if that interests me to that extent (e.g. The Kite Runner)
18 Sep 08
I can see what you are saying lol if I have a book that is really interesting then all i want t do is read read read lol and my partner sometimes gets a bit fed up cos my nose is constantly stuck in that book,he tries to make convesation with me and he knows that im not listening,I am a million miles away in the plot of the book.
@flance101 (137)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
hmmm.. there is one reading habit of mine that they hate. i have insomnia, and i hate sleeping. but i know when i need to get some sleep. so when i dont have any other things to tire my eyes out, i would usually have three books or seven magazines with me in bed. i'd read until i fall asleep. when they wake up earlier than me, they'd see my mess. but thats just it. after all, i really love to read. i know how to take good care of my books and magazines. you wont see lines, marks, or dog-eared covers. besides, i know when to stop reading so that they wont regard me as useless.. hehe..
@mld4165 (65)
• United States
18 Sep 08
being a Dad, I put off my hobbies, etc until the others are taken care of and then it is not a problem. Matt
@DreamOn01 (146)
• United States
17 Sep 08
I don't recall anyone complaining about how much time I spent reading. My mother tended to be over-protective, so she was usually more concerned with what I was reading rather than how long I spent reading. My husband has never complained about my reading habits (except in jest) since he is usually reading also or playing computer games during his free time. Overall, as long as I did not neglect my work or other responsibilities, no one has ever complained.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
17 Sep 08
No, they don't get annoyed.. When I was younger, my family thought that it was intelligent for me to read all of the time.. If they got annoyed, I knew nothing about it..
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Well I don't usually keep my nose in a book if it's during the day or when I am supposed to be doing something. At least not anymore. My fiance and I will read for a few hours a day, atleast now that we're reading "The Emigrants" A series by Vilhelm Moberg. It's a really great book. I would recommend it if you like Old Western Books with a twist of immigration. I don't think They'd like it if I ignored them...