Weekly Geeks: Who do you connect with?
Whom do you read with, and if you don’t read with anyone –WHY NOT?
This feels almost more like a transgression than a Weekly Geeks post, as I have to admit that I don’t read with anyone. I think I’ve mentioned before that we were never really a reading-out-loud type of family, which is what I would imagine the ultimate “reading with someone” experience would be.
Normally, I get into a reading zone with a new book. I cannot focus on someone else when I have a book in my hands, to the extent that I will not hear them when they talk, notice when they leave the room, and other basic things like that. It would be nice for the first five minutes — until the person I’m reading with would want to point something out in their book, or would ask me an unrelated question, and I’d unintentionally blow them off. The idea of reading with someone seems cozy, but it probably wouldn’t end well.
The only thing I have ever been able to read with other people is drama — Shakespeare, to be precise. My experience with Shakespeare has been that he’s infinitely easier to read and understand when read out loud with a group of people, and so I worked my way through Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Othello and a few more with Corey and a small group of other people in high school. Yes, I was a huge geek in high school, but at least I was reading with other people!
How about you? Do you read with other people, around other people, or neither? Tell us about it!
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