03/15/2012 10:29 am ET Updated Aug 03, 2012

Margaret Atwood: Where I Like To Read

I read anywhere, and almost anything. Planes are good because no one can phone me and I can't be distracted by email. What I last read on a plane was The Meagre Tarmac, a group of stories by Clark Blaise, of which I am writing a review.

What I can see is usually a) out the window and b) the back of the seat in front.

I never listen to music while I read if I can help it. Nor do I eat or drink, except for the occasional tea or coffee.

I spent a lot of time when younger reading up north without electric light, which meant everyone huddled around the kerosene lamp. You develop the ability to blot out your surroundings. This isn't always appreciated by other people.

Margaret Atwood's new Byliner Original, I'm Starved for You, is available for $2.99 as a Kindle Single at Amazon, a Quick Read at Apple's iBookstore, a Nook Snap at, and at Kobo.