Musing Mondays is hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page. Today's Musing Mondays post is about multi-tasking.
Do you - or are you even able- to do other things while you read? Do you knit, hold a conversation, or keep an eye on the TV? Anything?
I prefer and am often not able to read an intriguing book with anything else going on. I can scan the newspaper or a magazine with the TV on unless I'm reading a really detailed, long article. I guess it depends on the complexity of what I am reading. If the book or article is easy reading, I can have something else going on. If my reading is full of intricate twists and turns, I need quiet solitude.
I can generally ride an exercise bike while I'm reading if there is a rack to put my reading material on. I can't knit or do anything that requires delicate hand coordination and read. I would have to keep looking back and forth between the knitting and the reading. That would be distracting and would eventually give me a headache.
It's really hard for me to hold any kind of coherent conversation and do much else. As I said, I really prefer doing some things one at a time such as reading, conversing, swimming, singing, writing.... I have a lot more fun and get more out of whatever it is I'm doing