"Tea should be taken in solitude [...]. For eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably. Of course not all books are suitable for mealtime reading. It would be a kind of blasphemy to read poetry at table. What one wants is a gossipy, formless book which can be opened anywhere."
-C. S. Lewis, from Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life
Unfortunately, I am not sure he would approve of me reading one of his own books while eating, as I just did. But I sure do enjoy a solitary lunch with my book. I have a vague memory from childhood that when my dad was out of town or not home for dinner, my mom and I would sometimes read at the table, which apparently Jimmy Carter grew up doing. I guess I am destined to become president and then win the Nobel Peace Prize. I hope hubby is ready for the spotlight.