what is your position while reading?

Philippines
December 26, 2008 4:55am CST
my mother always reminded me that i should not read a book while lying in bed... because i might hurt my eye...do you agree with that? what is your reading position?
10 responses
• India
27 Dec 08
Poster doesn't matter if you enjoy the book. You might enjoy reading even standing in a train!!! But if your eyes hurt and you don't get any satisfaction out of reading discontinue it. I personally read in whatever ambiance, time or poster it suits me. Books fill up a gap in my life and help me building up my thought process. Though I shouldn't do so, but I don't care about anything while reading if and only if the book provides me some matter to think upon and if its a page turner and truly after completing such books I regret that its finished and want even more
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
but does your eye hurts?
• India
26 Dec 08
normally in the bed or readin like i stdy! i mean i just sit back n read! happy lotting and have a nice day
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
good luck on your studying...
• India
27 Dec 08
tahnx! take care!
@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
26 Dec 08
I generally read sitting, but reading while lying down are not uncommon. Yeah, I have also heard elders say that reading while lying down is not good for the eyes as is reading while traveling.
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
reading while traveling makes my head ache.... how about you?
@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
28 Dec 08
No it does not give me headaches.But the problem is I cannot travel without doing anything. Some times I continue my prayers. Otherwise I carry enough material on board to read all through.
@ibabyqin (44)
• China
28 Dec 08
Sometimes I read book in bed, but I would keep some distance between book and my eys.Your mother is right. So treasure your eyes like your health.
• Philippines
28 Dec 08
yes, i will be remembering that...and i will be an obedient child..
• India
27 Dec 08
ya my mom also say like that ,may u not give ur proper attention to content of book while lying
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
well, they say, mothers know best..
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
26 Dec 08
I've heard that advice from my own mother over and over. Unfortunately, I don't really listen much to her advice..LOL.. My favorite position when reading is in bed. I will be laying down, my head prop with some pillow, and will be reading until the wee hours of the morning. Although, I can pretty much read in any position, for me that is the most comfortable position. I cannot read for long while sitting up. As time progresses, I will be slouching, or if i'm on the couch, I will be laying down. Oh, well...I guess..I'm just a disobedient little girl..LOL..
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
hahaa..i can feel you! me too..disobedient...lol
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 08
I have been taught to read while sitting down with the back straight up and the shoulders not slumped. I have grown accustomed and comfortable in this position that up to now it is still my favourite position. Maybe the talk about reading position and the eyes is true. I still do not require the aid of reading glasses even though I am fast approaching 50. all the best, rosdimy
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
good for you... i think your eyes is better than mine...and i am still on my early 20s...better practice that.. while i was typing this,my back is straight... lol
• China
26 Dec 08
yes,i agree with your mother's opinion.reading in bed is bad for our eyes,in this reading position will cause near-sightendness.though i know this,but i still in this reading position.because i am a little lazy.
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
we know it is bad for our eyes but we still love doing it..hehehe..but i just love reading while lying..then fall asleep..hehe
@swtpareek (651)
• United States
26 Dec 08
I usually read my course books sitting on my chair. I am able to concentrate that way but when I am reading some novel or magazine at that time I lie down and read it. Though it really is harmful to eyes but I feel relaxed that way.
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
i do not study while in bed..but i read novels while lying..hehee..
• India
26 Dec 08
yes it hurts ur eyes .better discontinue reading if u have the habit of studying in lying on bed...................
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
how about you? what is your reading position?