Today’s Musing Mondays question is… “When is it inappropriate to read in front of others? Is it ever appropriate?”
Well, I am pretty much always reading in front of people when I am stuck in a queue somewhere or in a waiting room or in the student lounge between classes. I’d say those are appropriate instances to whip out a book. But if someone started talking to me, I would definitely put the book down (no matter how hard it can be!) and chat with them, much in the same way I might stop typing on my computer or might tell the person I’m on the phone with that I have to go.
I think my most egregious example of reading in front of people is the time I was reading at a party. I know! But to be fair, everyone else was playing poker and I didn’t know most of them, so I felt pretty validated using my alone time to finish up The Catcher in the Rye. Wouldn’t you? Maybe?