Get back to where you once belonged

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.


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5 Responses to Get back to where you once belonged

  1. kristen

    I am glad I am not the only one who has had that experience.

    I have read at stoplights. I have also pulled over to read in various parking lots while the girls were being watched until X time to get that last 6 minutes of reading in without being late.

  2. Katie

    This is hilariously clever. It reminds me of Green Eggs & Ham for some reason… maybe I just have children’s literature on my brain. Either way, you are too right. Two words: audio book. Although you still can’t listen and write, you can certainly listen and drive.

    And, I know, some books are not as good on audio and some people don’t enjoy audio books. I’m just saying.

  3. Missy Marie

    Having done this more than once I find it important to note we are the lamest hot chicks ever. 🙂

  4. CJ

    Oh honey, I have done it far more than this one time–this is just the first time I’ve blogged about it. 🙂 (Kristen, I too have read at stoplights. Sadly, there aren’t many on my way to work!)

  5. Kari

    Looking for Alaska? Totally worth being late to work.

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