Yesterday I asked where you write. That leads to the logical follow-up – where do you read? The simple answer is everywhere. We read in the car while we’re waiting to pick up the kids, at the doctor’s office, in bed at night, in the tub while we soak. Most everyone who stumbles across this blog probably reads a lot and in many places. But what’s your favorite reading place?
My favorite reading places are probably the same as my favorite writing places. I read in bed and I read on my patio. Seasonably, of course. But I adore my back patio. Here a few years ago I took a little side yard, tilled it up and planted a simple flower garden. At the end of that is a small patio made out of pavers – just big enough for a table and a few chairs.
It’s wonderful out there in the late spring and early fall. In the evening, I light candles and sit out in the breeze with my favorite book and a glass of iced tea. Heaven. Summer it gets too humid and too buggy, and winter – well, there is so much snow out there right now I can’t see the table. But for about two months out of the year, it’s perfect out there.
My bed – well, that’s an obvious one. Here I can read a paperback or an e-book just as easily. I always have my laptop handy, have a fluffy comforter, and big puffy pillows. And, as I mentioned yesterday, the door locks, so I get to read in peace. For a short time, anyway.
So where is your favorite reading place? Where do you tuck in and get busy with a book?