Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Where do you like to read?

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What is your ideal reading environment?

In the fall and winter, my favorite thing is to cuddle up in the corner of my sectional couch, tuck a blanket and a bunch of pillows around me, and read. I like it quiet, but with a nice fire crackling in our fireplace.

In the spring and summer, I love to sit in my back patio, just digging into a book as the warm breezes filter through the big screened panels of the room.

But honestly? I can get lost in a book anywhere. I've brought them while waiting for doctor appointments, during my lunch break, while I have downtime in the car--anywhere that gives me a few minutes to dive back into whatever story I'm engrossed in.

How about you? What's your favorite way to read? Are you the kind of person who can read anywhere, or do you have to have a certain environmental setup to focus on a book?


  1. In bed, warm and snuggly. mmmmmm

    Elie (Ellz Readz)

  2. I love to read in bed or on the couch covered in a snuggly blanket. I'll read anywhere tho.

  3. Amanda Brice10:18 AM

    I particularly love curling up with a blanket on the couch. But laying out at the beach with a book is probably the best. Of course, I may just be saying that because it's cold here now. LOL

  4. I like my couch, with a glass of wine and a big bowl of popcorn and some classical music in the background.

  5. Anywhere that there's adequate light.

  6. Definitely on my bed or sometimes on the train :)

  7. My bed or the couch, with a dog at my feet.

  8. I can read just about anywhere, including a crowded bus (well, usually on the bus, depending how loud the uneducated masses in the back are being). I can read outside only if not in bright sun. The bright light and heat tend to put me to sleep, and I burn too easily to take that kind of chance. I'd say my favorite place to read is curled up in a warm bed.

  9. A comfy armchair...I don't know why, but I prefer armchairs..a bed just starts to feel uncomfortable if you're reading against the headboard.

    Although, I can fall back into a book just about anywhere. I was reading in my Communications class today and somehow still managed to take proper notes. Go figure?