So, eating while reading. Or drinking while reading. I've met tons of people who have a favorite beverage or snack while they're reading. But I have a questions for all y'all. If you're reading a physical books, what if you spill your drink on it? Or get crumbs in the spine?? The HORROR! See, I'm a person that simply has to keep my books nice and new and never spill anything on them.
It's the same if I'm reading on my kindle. Once, when I was reading on my iPod, I was drinking a glass of milk. Everything was fine and dandy until I accidentally knocked over the glass and milk got all over my iPod. It still worked, thank goodness, but it was a little out of wack. So I've basically been traumatized for my entire life never to eat or drink while I read.
I do allow myself to eat popcorn and chips though as long as I have a napkin close at hand. I couldn't bear it if I got grease or butter stains all over my beautiful books or kindle or iPod!
So for me, this is a resounding no. I can't eat/drink while I read any book. That brings us to the next topic though. Because you can read all sorts of things that aren't books! For me in particular, I like to sit down at the kitchen table on a Saturday afternoon with a Time Magazine and a pot pie and read to my hearts content. It's the same in the mornings of everyday (ah Yoda...). I'll make my breakfast and sit down with the newspaper (archaic I know) and read without worry because no matter what, I'll only read each page once and then it goes in the recycle bin. If you haven't had a pot pie, I strongly recommend them because they are just pure perfection! I don't know if that's a US thing but dang they're good! I mean just look at that!
In the winter is the only time I really have a favorite beverage. Well, unless fruit smoothies count as a beverage because I drink those up like nobody's business in the summer! In the winter, I love drinking mint hot dark chocolate (or is it mint dark chocolate hot chocolate?). Come home and sit down for an hour with a nice cup with at least 3 marshmallows and read to my heart's content. That's the life my friend.
And yes, I do make exceptions from time to time with my no liquids rule if I'm feeling super careful that day!
Also, like I mentioned, in the summer, I'm obsessed with cold fruit smoothies. So I'll usually have one of those for lunch and just read for 2 hours. It's beautiful man.
I have heard from multiple people that tea is their favorite beverage to drink whilst reading a book. I've tried to like tea, I really have. But it still baffles me how people can like that watery, icky stuff. No offence if you're a tea lover of course! :D Coffee and hot chocolate are the way to go!
So that concludes this discussion post. What are your favorite beverages and foods to consume while reading?