First, for those who asked, a bit on the word 'lollygag'. This was a word that I often heard from the parental types and it wasn't meant as a compliment. It meant I was not being productive - I was reading instead of making my bed. I was reading instead of picking the crabgrass out of the lawn. I was reading instead of doing the dishes. You get the idea. Of course, the thing, the brilliant thing, in my family, was that if you had a book in hand you were exempt from most chores. At least for the period of time you held the book. But woe to those who put the book down and tried other forms of non-work - say, talking on the phone, or listening to Dionne Warwick on the phonograph.
And here from the online Oxford: