We love animals. Pam is a reader. Her books are about animals. Some are written from the point of view of an animal. In the evenings I will get involved with my photos and she reads. She will often just spontaneously start reading a section "out loud". She doesn't seem to realize that without the context of the preceding 200 pages hearing a discussion about a tit mouse loosing its life doesn't make much sense. But she enjoys reading, so I listen and pretend to understand.