Bender dislikes anything that takes my attention away from him. This seems to be especially true with books. If I have a book he'll find a way to wedge himself between me and it, or flip it closed, or lie on it.
I'm taking an astronomy class and the homework usually takes quite some time to complete. He gets frustrated with this and finds ways to delay it even further.
Mom. Mom. Mom. Pay attention to me. Mom.
Are you done yet?