So I’m sure, especially if you have kids you can relate. You find yourself with an hour or so and that book you’re reading, you know the one you’re currently obsessed with (I can’t quite remember the title, something to do with shades and grey) is calling to you. Your phone is on silent, you have your obligatory wine/coffee/tea at hand and you snuggle into your favourite spot, really getting comfortable. You sigh, Ah, what bliss…
The chapter starts and with every word you get drawn in, more and more, deeper and deeper. The next scene is a sexy one and you’re right there in the red room of pain, feeling the heat, the sensitive skin, hearing the sounds, seeing the fervent look in the heroe’s eyes when… “MOOOMMMYYY!”
Never has a thump back down to earth been so loud and so unwelcome, you splutter your wine, you lose your place and frustration spawns in your belly like black ink in water: interrupted again! It’s jarring.
I can’t say how many times this happened to me during the many times I read FSOG (and any other thing that I get deeply into) but there is nothing quite like seeing your little one’s face above the book you’re reading to shatter a moment… LOL!
Please tell me you can relate or better yet, share your “interrupted” story with us!