Booking Through Thursday:
Have you ever missed an important appointment because you have become so engrossed in a book you forgot the time or were up so late reading that you didn't wake up in time? Been late to work because you couldn't resist the temptation and left the house too late?
Yes, although the first thing that sprang to mind when I read this question was this:
I missed watching the Preakness Stakes last May because I was reading David Mitchell's Black Swan Green. I looked up from the book to check the clock a half hour before it started, thought Good. I haven't missed it and went right back to the book. When I looked up again, an hour or more later, the Preakness was over and I had been spared seeing Barbaro break his leg.
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