Discussion: Reading Snacks
Kel Monday, December 15, 2014 discussionSome readers dislike library books. They worry about the potential germs and slime and food residue. I'm not one of them (cheapskate beats germaphobe any day), but it got me thinking: do you snack while reading?
I tend not to snack on food much because I want both hands for holding the book open and turning pages. But I do generally have a drink on hand. Usually water in the spring and summer and any one of several hot beverages in the fall and winter. (Hot tea, hot cider and hot chocolate are some of the regulars. Or Mountain Dew if it's been that day.)
Do any of you, or your kids, read at the dinner table? Do you munch on chips or popcorn like you might while watching TV or a movie.
Or, perhaps, do you find yourself eating or drinking more when using an e-book or an audiobook as opposed to a hard copy? I would love to see the stats on that one.
Or is reading an escape from eating? When I'm in the middle of a book and I just have to keep going, I don't really think about food or notice or act on my hunger until either I'm starving or I reach an acceptable stopping point in the story.
What about you guys? Anyone else curious about the correlations between reading and snacking? Have you noticed any eating patterns in your reading life?