When I read I also need to have some type of beverage beside me. Reading makes me thirsty I guess? If I start my book with no drink I can't concentrate until I have something to quench my thirst. Even though there have been many times that I've been so engrossed in a book my beverage was completely ignored. So my hot drink became cold and my iced drink turned watery and room temperature.
Lately, my "reading" drink of choice has been tea. I've been sipping green tea or white tea while reading. Since the majority of my reading done at night, a book and some tea is a great way to unwind from a busy day.
But as the seasons change so does my choice of "reading" beverages. During those lazy days of summer I love reading at the beach or by the pool with a glass of lemonade or unsweetened ice tea. In the cooler fall months I usually prefer apple cider or a hot vanilla chai. In the winter (after shoveling massive amounts of snow), I sit curled up with a blanket, a book, and a cup of dark hot chocolate.
Now eating...I like to snack but I usually don't eat while reading. I find it to be too inconvenient. Unless it's something small like crackers, a granola bar or my favorite Easter candy (Cadbury Mini Eggs anyone?). But there have been a handful of times that I've eaten a meal while reading. For example, I had about fifty pages left in Perfect Fifths but I was starving (seriously though, my stomach was making obnoxious 'feed me now' noises). Luckily, there were leftovers to quickly heat up because I didn't want to put the book down for long. That's been one of the few times I've ate while reading. Although I think I got more reading done than eating.
I want to know if you eat or drink while enjoying a book, or are you afraid of crumbs and spills? Do you read while eating a meal or just during snacks? For drinks do you use a regular glass or are you so concerned about a potential spill your cup has a lid?