A Little Behind

United States
March 7, 2017 10:03am CST
I really didn't want to get out of bed this morning since it's a dull, rainy day. But, I knew if I allowed myself to sleep in I'd be behind in the things I wanted to accomplish. So, I got up, showered, dressed and did the usual bed making, bathroom cleaning and general tidy up before coming downstairs to make coffee. Once the coffee was brewed I sat down to enjoy my elixir and decided to read one chapter in my book. Needless to say, I couldn't stop at one chapter and almost an hour later and I finally pulled myself away from the book. Now I'm behind anyway and still have things to accomplish but all I want to do is read my book. I'm one of those people who can literally get lost in a good book. Are you?
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@amadeo (61875)
• United States
7 Mar 17
sometime if the story is good.Some take a while for me to get into it.
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• United States
7 Mar 17
This book started good from page one
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@amadeo (61875)
• United States
7 Mar 17
@Marilynda1225 good for you
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@thelme55 (14010)
• Germany
8 Mar 17
@Marilynda1225 what is the title of the book?
@much2say (38752)
• United States
7 Mar 17
My daughter is the one who is like that (she's 12). I just let her finish the books she gets hooked on because otherwise she will not focus on the things she needs to do. But the deal is she has to get on with what needs to get done afterwards .
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• United States
7 Mar 17
Its so hard to get your head out of a good book and do what has to be done. Its great that your daughter loves to read
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@much2say (38752)
• United States
8 Mar 17
@Marilynda1225 Oh, but I do have to tell her no books at the table at least . She's got to take a break from it and talk to us .
@TheSojourner (17479)
• United States
7 Mar 17
But I would make the argument that you are not behind! You chose to do something that gave you pleasure and calmed you.
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• United States
7 Mar 17
That's very true but ...
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• United States
7 Mar 17
@Marilynda1225 I get it.
• United States
8 Mar 17
@Marilynda1225 May I also say that the smart alec in me read your title, and my initial response was to say: This post doesn't apply to me. I have never had a little behind. ROFLMAO
@RasmaSandra (16629)
• Riga, Latvia
7 Mar 17
I would rather read a book than do anything else so I make sure I do what I have to do everyday and give myself some time to read as well.
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• United States
7 Mar 17
Its hard to get into the day when I'm lost in a good book. Usually I do what needs to be done before I start to read
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@JudyEv (119137)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar 17
I can easily get lost in a good book and I've burnt many a meal because of it.
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@thelme55 (14010)
• Germany
8 Mar 17
You sounds like me @JudyEv. I have burnt food many times, too.
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@JudyEv (119137)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Mar 17
@thelme55 In the end I stopped reading for some years.
@Tampa_girl7 (24967)
• United States
7 Mar 17
If it's a good story I sure can
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• United States
7 Mar 17
Excellent story
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@marlina (71303)
• Canada
7 Mar 17
I need to set my timer up to get me away from addicting things like computer and gardening and reading.
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• United States
7 Mar 17
I don't set a timer but maybe I should
@Kandae11 (35267)
7 Mar 17
I do get lost in a good book. It is so hard to put it away and get on with mundane tasks.
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• United States
7 Mar 17
Exactly.!
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@quantum2020 (8720)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
8 Mar 17
I have been hooked by the story of a book before. I like reading on cold days, as there is not much for me to do during those days
@DianneN (74492)
• United States
8 Mar 17
To me, there is nothing better than reading a good book! My husband and I are voracious readers.
@thelme55 (14010)
• Germany
8 Mar 17
Oh yes! I am like you. If the book is a page turner, interesting and thrilling, it's hard for me to put down the book.
@andriaperry (46621)
• United States
8 Mar 17
Yes I can and do especially when its getting good.
@jstory07 (65393)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Mar 17
If it is a really good book I find it very hard to put it down.
7 Mar 17
it's not rainy here, but i'm tired. i'd love to be in bed reading
@Corbin5 (100230)
• United States
7 Mar 17
I get lost in a good book all the time. I would love to know which book you are reading!! Cannot beat a good read!
• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Mar 17
If it's a good book oh yes I can!
@marguicha (90685)
• Chile
7 Mar 17
I like to read. And I like to have some tasks for the day, but also some time off.
@Juliaacv (29001)
• Canada
7 Mar 17
Yes, I find it so easy to get "lost" when reading a good book. I came across a book that looked really interesting while I was shopping last week, so I bought it and gave it as a birthday gift yesterday-I hope that she enjoys it and I can borrow it!