do you like to eat while reading???

India
November 21, 2008 6:54am CST
i love to eat chips and popcorn while reading...specially while reading a mystery or adventure stuff....people say its worth watching me when i'm doing it...as they say that they seem to come to know what's going on in the story by the way i eat...if the story is becoming more n more mysterious then i would be nibbing the popcorn slowly as if thinking hard what would happen next...if story is light n funny i would be shovelling it very rapidly...lol...do you like to eat while reading??
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
21 Nov 08
That's hilarious, jewels1234. I would enjoy watching you eat and read a mystery or adventure. I don't like to eat and read myself. I have this odd love affair with my books and I would not enjoy worrying about getting grease or something on my pages. I do sometimes stop by half price books and pick up paperbacks just so I can enjoy reading it by the pool or while eating without any worries. I LOVE to drink while reading. ...... a nice hot tea or cup of coffee with a book that really pulls me in , the best.
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• Philippines
21 Nov 08
hmm, I don't like it much to eat while reading, quite lose my concentration in a way. I think I'll just do it if it happens that I'm really hungry but can't put down the book that I'm reading because it's very interesting and wanted to finish it. However, I like eating food while I'm watching or while doing works in my computer, quite helps me a lot to think. But that's interesting to see how you read, I think it's fun to see that.
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@megaplaza (1438)
• Nigeria
21 Nov 08
i like doing that, as a matter of fact ,thats when i undertand more
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• Philippines
21 Nov 08
Hm, I take it that you enjoy reading in front of many people? Me? I read in any place that is quiet, noiseless. I don't particularly care whether many people are watching me read or not, but I feel rather uncomfortable when I'm reading in front of someone, for some unknown reason. Back to the question, I do enjoy reading while I'm eating, but I dislike it for every time I eat while I'm reading, I tend to have a lot of mess on my book. Thus, you can see little marks of food here and there. But if you're not messy when you're eating, you'll definitely enjoy reading while eating!
@iamfine (740)
• China
21 Nov 08
That's interesting. I don't like to eat anything while I was reading, because eating would distract my attention from the books, and usually the case is, I pay so much attention on the books that I forget to eat. So, I never have eatable stuff together with books.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
22 Nov 08
i read with every meal i eat. i can remember my dad fussing at me when i was a kid for bringing my book to the table. of course he wouldn't let me read it & i'd be in a crucial spot. i started out reading nancy drew mysteries & i still like mysteries today.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
23 Nov 08
i do go to the library. we have a good one here to be such a small town. i have read koonz for sure & i think deaver to. thanks for the tips. have a happy sunday.
• India
27 Nov 08
yeah .. mostly peanuts and stuff like salted biscuits . they have salts and i love eating salty stuff but not popcorn have anice day
@unagie (122)
• India
25 Nov 08
well i like to eat whilst doin anything.. eating boosts my concentration.... let it be anything eat and enjoy... but stay slim...
@kellys3ps (3731)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I usually enjoy snacking while I read as well!
@quinnkl (1668)
• United States
24 Nov 08
I don't usually eat while I read. I do have a drink nearby though. Tea or my diet coke, or water. That is my reading habit. That is so true, that you can really get into a book and it can really effect you. How funny! Happy reading (and nibbling).
@Mathurin (491)
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
well it depends on what i am reading... i usually go hungry when i read about food and dinner and festivities i kinna have hard time eating while thinking of lestat drinking blood, actually, after reading it, i feel like vomiting because i can feel that i am the one sucking the blood... it just make me sick... i need to walk to clear my head hehehe or probably not when reading murder stories and other mysteries...
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Yes, I like to snack on chewy, tangy candy like gummy bears, hot tamales, spice drops and so on.. I also like mints too. And I like peppermint wholes, the Life savers brand.. It makes eating candy fun to go along with your reading..
@cortney09 (1348)
• United States
24 Nov 08
I don't eat while I am reading. I do like to always have something to drink while I am reading though. It's usually either soda, coffee, tea, or water. I am sure that there have been times that I have eaten while I was reading, but it's been a while.
@patweber (78)
• United States
23 Nov 08
I don't eat while reading because I worry about crumbs getting in the folds of the book pages. I do read the newspaper while eating though and can't say anyone has ever commented one way or another about knowing what I am reading by the way I am eating. In general, as an introvert, I tend to read alone anyway.
@walijo2008 (4649)
• United States
23 Nov 08
No, I don't, for me its like eating while I'm watching tv which is a bad thing, because you tend to eat more especially if your not watching yourself, you'll have a whole bag of chips or popcorn ate up before you know it. I try not to eat while I'm doing anything like that, because I'll be sorry later..lol.
@freda529 (136)
• China
23 Nov 08
I will do it occasionally,just when I'm reading some leisure stuff.Most of time,I won't do it.I think eating will distract my attention.It makes me read slower and in low efficiency.But I love listening symphony while I doing math:P
@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
22 Nov 08
Hello jewels1234, I don't really like eating while I am reading, as I often have it in my head that I need to concentrate on whatever I do. So for me it has ofetn been eating or reading. However, I have been very busy lately and have not had enough time to prepare for lessons, so I started reading while I was eating and to my surprise I was taking the information in. I'm asking myself now if I have been missing years of reading because of my "one thing at a time" policy. However, it remains to be seen, if I live longer, doesn't it! Have a good weekend. Umart
@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
22 Nov 08
I don't like to eat while I'm reading because I seem to do a whole lot of mindless eating when I combine eating along with any other activity. Every once and while though, I like to curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book and a good crispy apple.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
22 Nov 08
Many times that is the only time I have to read so yes, I read while eating, unless i'm with the family or friends who require conversation.
• United States
22 Nov 08
I consider eating while reading a very bad habit -- but I love to do it! In fact, sometimes I wish I was reading more, but I don't want to risk the weight gain. What I need to do is to find some low-calorie snacks for reading. But they are no fun.