What distracts you easily when reading? ?????What distracts you easily when reading?????? Paula #questionnaire
Two people can sit next to me chatting and I can completely tune them out, but can’t ignore snacks.
Nothing, I enter my own little ?
Kids usually, sometimes the pets
Music and my daughter.
The customers who enter my bookstore….lol
Everything it seems. Unless it’s a really good book that just sucks you in from the beginning, there’s no doubt that something will distract me.
Needing something to sorta eat while reading ?
Nothing. I literally don’t hear or see anything outside the words. My fiancé puts a hand over my eyes or physically touches me, even if it’s just tossing something at me to register, if he needs something.
My spouse eating chips with her mouth open lol
Pestilence, fire and flood
People talking too loud.
My phone! ?
My cats ?.
My husband and children being annoying or constantly talking to me which seems to happen more when I’m reading
Phone, attention span
Loud noises (aka my husband talking about tv shows ) ????
Loud noises people walking back and forth and lots of talking
My boyfriend or sleep….
My dogs barking at something (or at nothing).
The neighbors dog….grrrrrrrrr
chaos of people
Noise, people talking, even music. I need quiet for my mind to escape 🙂 Sometimes I can read in distraction area, like an airport, if I’m in the middle of the story, and know what is going on etc.
My cat climbing on me. lol
My babies lol
12years , 7years , 1 year old
The children and husband. And interesting TV commericals.
Cheers or Frasier or Star Trek
My husband asking me to talk to him ?
Music. I keep getting up to dance
People talking. To me. As if I was not reading.
Any loud and interfering noises
People speaking to me. Why? Why would you talk at me when I’m reading ? Are you bleeding out? Is the house on fire? Go away
When people try to have a conversation with me. I can literally read through ANYTHING but that. It’s because my parents taught me not to be rude when I’m spoken to; ? so I try to respond but shut it down real quick and get back to my book. ????
Anything too loud or the thought of homework or cleaning….
My cat lol
Being hungry, especially if one of the characters is talking about food
My husband watching a football game on tv while watching a baseball game on ipad – with sound just loud enough to annoy me.
@Oscar lol! He really is! That’s his profession!
@Michele professional wife annoyer (not a real word) lol 🙂
@Oscar yah, that too! But he really is a an artist and graphic designer!
@Michele My first wife is a nurse, my second wife is a sergeant in the Air Force (not sure what her rank is now), my third wife is just nutz! I’m really bad at marriage.
And my phone within reach.
My children. They are still learning if I have my book no one should talk to me lol x
My dogs. 😉
The impulse to start writing
The noise ppl make when I choke them for talking to me
Not a lot, I like the world going on around me ?
My phone ?
My toddler haha
My cellphone most of the time.
I usually, oops, sorry…I had to let the dogs out, now what were you saying?
My hubby and 6 year old daughter.
Whatever my husband’s watching on TV.
Husband more than my kids ?
Not much, maybe the phone?!
I shut mine off if it’s a really good book!
I usually read after everyone has settle down for bed at night. I’m a night owl, so this works out good for me.
My eyes slamming shut 🙁
Social media ?
Something on the tv!
Falling asleep. If it is a hardcover, it hits my face hard and THAT is a distraction
EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING
Non stop talking from my kids
Same. Drives me nuts
My husband who has sat playing on his mobile phone for ages, decides the exact moment I open my book to engage in conversation.
Yeah I can relate
i think your husband and mine suffer from the same condition! mine does that to me all the time!!
Bf and cat
Honestly, my thoughts. Which is ironic, since I read to escape stress.
Yes, thoughts can be intrusive that is for certain?
same at times
Ear worm or music constantly playing in my head.
If it is a really good book, like where I don’t even hear my husband repeatedly calling to me..nothing lol. If it is a book that doesn’t have me completely captivated, sometimes everything and anything lol.
Oh wait!! If a bug lands on me! That will distract me enough to know how I need to react lol
Dozing off while I’m reading.
My son yelling on Fortnight
Chores. They keep calling me. ?
Facebook and my coworkers when reading on break at work.
Noise…. in any form!
I turn mine off…
People talking, tv, music, I need quite.
Tv ? people talking !
the television, or someone talking loudly
Others talking to me as if I am not doing anything.
Sadly, my phone. Hence my post right now. ?
online browsing on amazon and sephora
Same. and I like Ulta better lol
@John I bet you hate when that happens.
Damn it woman, I’m trying to read! ?
Didn’t see that one coming!?
@JoAnne luckily it only occurs about once a month
The desire to watch a movie.
People Talking and the TV
Running out of chocolate!!! ?
Kids, the kids tv shows, the kids jumping on me, kids talking to me ?
Oh and when I start having random thoughts whilst reading lol
People in general
My son’s melt downs
My family, especially when they are not settled. If they’re doing homework or contentedly doing anything, I’m okay, even if they are noisily contentedly doing something.
When somebody calls my name/attention repeatedly ?
Noise, usually from family, talking, watching TV etc.
I just ignore them. Unless there’s blood involved – I’m not answering.?
My dog, my cat, and my fiancee
I tend to zone everything and everyone out lol so when they repeatedly call my name ?
Peaple . I like a nice quiet place and a glass of lemonade .
Having to go to the bathroom.
I’ll be reading and suddenly start thinking of something that happened in the day and then realise I’ve not read a single word of the page I’ve just read ?
Same. All the freaken time ?
Me too, I can do that watching TV, I have to back up and watch it again.
I just can’t watch tv and read. Or, at least, I don’t like to. If John’s watching something, he knows to turn it down, watch on his ipad w/earphones, or go to another room. I’ve trained him well!!?
My cats, the sooner they learn how to open a pack of food, the better?
needing a snack and a cuppa if during the day…and hubby snoring if in bed at nigh..:D
Someone asking me if I’ve read a particular book… then I have to stop Right Then and look it up ?
I do that too!
My family. Or my damb phone
I turn the phone off and check it when I get up to pee or get something to eat or drink. (Disclaimer: I have been known to take the book to the bathroom with me if I’m at a really good part!)
@Michele I really should put it in another room.
My husband?he knows where his socks are, I’m not telling him anymore??
My dog and cat. 🙂 My cat pokes me until I give her treats 🙂
Tv people talking , I can only really read if I have peace