What do non-reader friends think about your reading habits? Do they understand? Are they sympathetic? Or are they always trying to get you to “get your nose out of that book?”
I think all things have to be in a balance. And while I do enjoy getting lost in a book (or tv show or movie or any form of pop culture entertainment), I try not to let that come before relationships with friends, family or the cats. (Though the cats do enjoy when I read and have a lap they can curl up in which the reading is occurring!) I think my family and friends understand my loving of reading and support it.
This time of year, I just don’t see how you can’t go to the pool without at least packing a book in the bag (or your e-reader) along with the towel, sunglasses and sunscreen. Poolside (or beach reading if you’re there) is one of the great pleasures of summer!
And I use the library so much that I figure I’m getting my fair share out of it as well as the fair share of people who don’t read as much or don’t use the library!