Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Z - Blogging Challenge "Zoned Out Reading"

A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on.

Today's letter is Z. 
Zoned Out Reading

How many of you have totally zoned out life while reading? Ever have the hours pass by and then all of sudden the protagonists in your book are having something to eat and then your stomach suddenly growls, "Hey, you haven't fed me all day!"

I'm one of these people who can just shut out the world and read. I forget to go to the bathroom, eat and if my teens are yelling in the background, I can honestly say that I can tune them out. 

I am so happy that I discovered that I can borrow audio books from my library this past year. I had put on unwanted weight in the last few years lying in bed zoning out and reading. With audio books I was able to download them, plug in a pair of earbuds and walk long distances while having an awesome narrator read to me. Even then, I am walking the track in circles or chugging on the treadmill totally zoned out. I get so involved in my stories! 

I've only done this once but I booked a vacation day from work on J.R. Ward's Lover Mine release day. It was bliss. All day. Alone. Zoned out with 100% focus on a book. 

Do you zone out while reading books too? Ever done anything dramatic so that you had alone time to zone out without interruption? 


Anonymous said...

Yep, do this all of the time :)
Congrats on getting through the whole challenge!

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

LOL yup I can definitely manage that though most days I read in little bursts between cleaning up after the herd or running here or there. Always kinda funny though to look up some days and be like whoa where's the sun go?!

Unknown said...

Thanks Jayne and Anna for visiting.

I am very happy to have completed the challenge. It was fun visiting the other blogs too.