Nov 24, 2014

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Question – What Would You Do If You Were Not Allowed to Read For a WHOLE Week?

Question Visual Again

I think some of you are thinking “Julie!  This is your last ever Question post on your blog and you ask us THIS?!”  Yes.  Yes I am.  *snickers*

Here is what I want you guys to think:  You are sitting at your table enjoying whatever it is you enjoy first thing in the morning.  It’s Monday.  Suddenly, someone comes into the room and tells you “you are not allowed to read any book at all…until NEXT Monday.  Not even an audiobook.”  OMGOMGOMG what do you do?!

I don’t know what my initial reaction would be.  I think at first I would think this crazy person, who really needs to get out of my kitchen, was kidding.  Then I would think “how on earth am I supposed to do that?”  Then I would think “What am I supposed to do with my free time?!”

I honestly think eventually, I would panic.  And I don’t know if I would be able to do it.

What about you…What would you do if you were not allowed to read for a WHOLE week?



  1. hum i would rebel^^ no one can decide if i’m allowed or not to read ^^ ( even if at this moment i’m crafting so reading is a littel aside or even if when i’m too sick i simply can’t read those are my decision^^)

    When you have 5sec of free time could you answer the email i send you please? thanks!!

  2. Lol I would get addicted to Facebook games again, and just watch whole seasons of Masterchef back to back. I can not-read for one or two days, but that is it. Luckily, there is no one who can forbid me to read.

  3. For me, the question would have to be: What if you were not allowed to read OR game for a week. Both hobbies have about an equal weight for me, so I could temporarily give up one as long as I had access to the other. But ask me to give up BOTH and I would be utterly lost. I think I’d have to anesthetize myself with TV. I’d try to find a show I’ve never watched, with several seasons already made, and loose myself in it for a week. It would suck, but I think I could manage that for the specified length of time.

  4. I don’t think I could go without reading for one whole week! I’d go through withdrawal!

    However, if I really had to, I guess I’d fill that time with movies and get started on a crocheting project.

  5. I’d go back to things I’ve let fall by the wayside as my reading has filled more and more of my time the last 2 years:

    1) Watching TV shows I quit watching because I didn’t like them as much as my Top 5-10 I watch now when I care to.

    2) Working through the best movies lists of the past several years

    3) Playing games from my Steam library or free browser games.

    When all else fails, I can waste hours following web links online… honestly, that’s my biggest time-waster even when I WANT to be reading… a five minute Google search turns into 3 hours down the drain.

    And without audiobooks, I can just switch back to Pandora.

  6. My first thought was that I would simply bite the bullet and try out an audio book. Probably that’s too close to actually reading to suit the challenge though. So maybe instead I would finally try to write something of my own? Yeah, that’s the ticket.

    More to the point is the question of how I’m going to get through the week with no YMKAC posts? That’s going to be really tough. Since you announced the blog’s retirement, I’ve been thinking about all the ways it stood out for me. Your silly stuff, the mentions about your family and day care. Your eclectic reading tastes and your reviews. It’s been a delight, and I’ve appreciated your generosity in sharing it with your fans. I dearly hope you will leave it up online so we can continue to enjoy the archival material.

    So, best of luck in all things, and do keep reading! To quote from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe, “Thanks for all the fish!”

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