This week’s Musing Mondays asks
What distracts you when you really should be reading?
I’m going to claim work as a primary distraction – when I’m super busy, I tend to work on the commute and during my lunch break, rather than reading.
Second distraction is definitely The Internet – Twitter, Google Reader, my own blog, Facebook – I can while away entire days on the Internet when I could be reading.
Now that we have Sky TV, the Physicist and I have started watching a bit more TV than we used to, not least because we have SkyPlus so we can record shows and watch them later – which means that now when I’m in the house by myself, I’ll watch TV over a meal rather than reading. Our favourite new series are New Tricks, The Newsroom, Franklin & Bash and of course all the old favourites – How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory etc.
House admin/work seems to get in the way quite a lot too – there’s always another bill to deal with/letter addressed to the landlady to redirect/grocery order to put through!