You are not alone. Some books are very difficult to put down, especially when you’re at a good part! If you see that someone has been trying to talk to you, maybe you can say “Sorry! I didn’t realize you were trying to get my attention.” Then close your book, make eye contact with the person, and try to listen carefully. Keep in mind that the book will still be there when you have time to return to it.
It might also be helpful to set aside a specific time for reading when you’re unlikely to be interrupted, such as before bed. That will help you to fully engage in other conversations and activities during the day.
Art by: Keith Frawley