Reasons why you should not read in the morning before work, No. 1:
Because it is nearly impossible to leave for work when you know that you’re 30 pages away from finding Alaska (or concluding the search for her, at least), and you can’t read and drive because that’s not safe, and oh my GOSH how are you going to make it until lunchtime without finishing your book? And it’s right there, in your purse, waiting for you. And you know it. And your friends all already know what happens, but what happens isn’t necessarily the point so much as how much you adore this author is the point. And you can eat and read, and do your makeup and read, and sometimes even walk and read (although you didn’t think to try that on the way into the office this morning! Dang it! Four lost minutes of reading time!), but you certainly can’t read and write. And so, Alaska must wait.
But only for three hours and nine minutes.