On the topic of reading, I’ve covered why, and I’ve covered when. Now it’s time to cover where! Here are my top 5 places to read:
#5 – At the Library
It can sometimes get a bit noisy, but there is nothing compared to the atmosphere of a library. Being surrounded by books and fellow book lovers, it’s like a home away from home.
#4 – On a Flight
Planes and books – two of my favourite things. I don’t get to fly very often, unfortunately, so, naturally, I don’t really get to read on planes a lot! But earlier this year, when I flew from San Francisco to Honolulu, and then Honolulu to Sydney a week later, I’m pretty sure I got more reading done than I ever have before in a single period of time, and speaking of time, (forgive my pun) it absolutely FLEW by! It turned a 10 hour flight into a quick island hop.
#3 – On a beanbag or on the couch in my lounge room
This one is especially nice in the summer time*, when the breeze is blowing through the house, BUT, the rest of the house has to be completely quiet. I love reading in the lounge room when no one else is home (which is hardly ever, to be honest), but I’ll settle for almost-completely-quiet. The moment someone comes out and tries to talk to me, that’s it, I have to relocate.
*NB – I’m sure if I had a fireplace in my lounge room, I would thoroughly enjoy sitting before it and reading in the winter time.
#2 – Outside in the sunshine
Again, this one applies particularly in the summer months, when the sun is shining, and there’s a gentle southerly breeze blowing, and I can just sit back on a deck chair and read (and tan), it’s like being on a relaxing holiday.
#1 – In my bed at night
This is my absolute favourite time and place to read. Especially in winter. There is nothing more comforting and relaxing than curling up in your blankets with your cat beside you, surrounded by pillows and warmth, and reading a good book. Add a cup of tea (or the occasional glass of wine for those of you over 18, or over 21 in the US!) to the mix, and you’ve got the ultimate recipe for relaxation. I prefer to read distraction-free – no talking, no TV, no music, and this is the best place for me to find this kind of zen. A warning to those who dare knock on my door and interrupt, I will roll my eyes at you.
So that’s it! What are your favourite places to read?? Leave a comment 🙂