Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Top Ten Reading Spots

This great meme is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is: Top Ten Favourite Cosy Reading Spots

Here are mine:

1. My bed. I love to read in my bed in the evening, before going to sleep. As I usually read in the evening, I read in my bed a lot.http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

2. My mom’s bedroom. It may sound funny, but if I get the chance, I read in my mom’s bedroom. It has a comfy feeling and is close to the kitchen.:)

3. The couch in our living room. I usually read there when I want to read sounds around me, but don’t want them to be music, so I turn on the TV, lower the volume and read on the couch.

4. Our garden. I just read on the bench in our garden or bring out a chair and put it next to a bush of choice. I mostly read in the garden in the summer time. It feels comfy and also romantic, being surrounded by bushes and the sounds of birds and bees. It feels lovely.

5. The cafe where I usually meet my friends. I like to come to that cafe early, so that I can read a book while sipping cocoa or tea. I just love the vintage setting of the cafe. It feels perfect for reading a book there.

6. By the lake. There’s this lake nearby that we sometimes go to during the summer. It’s surrounded by woods and not many people go there, so it’s really nice for a family picnic. I love to make myself comfy in the grass by the lake and read. The lapping of the water against the shore is soothing and really gets me into a book.

7. My uncle’s garden. One of my uncles has a great, lush garden. I like to read in his garden because it’s beautiful and I like it when he’s around, reading himself. We just sit each in our garden chair and read in silence, occasionally commenting to each other if something in our books catches our attention.

8. The local library. Reading in a room filled with books is a true pleasure. I love the dusty old smell of books in the library. It’s also a silent, very peaceful place. I don’t read there often, but when I do, I always enjoy the experience.

That’s it. I have 8 favourite cosy reading places.

I’d love to try reading seated in a bay window once. I don’t know anyone who owns a house with bay windows, but I intend to achieve this goal in the future. I’d also like to try reading in a boat. You know, the person you’re with in said boat is rowing, whistling to him(her)self and you are reading. Sounds great!


Blodeuedd said...

Lol, I want to do the window thing too :)And in a boat would be nice too

The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

The garden sounds really nice; I'm not a big nature person but I have recently been thinking that I do like reading surrounded by beautiful flowers and bushes. Unfortunately it's been a bit too cold for me so I'll have to wait for spring to do more. Great list!

Two Bibliomaniacs said...

Nice list. The lake sounds like a great spot and I’m totally addicted to reading in bed.

Stop by and check out my list if you get a chance. http://twobibliomaniacs.blogspot.com

Have a good day!

Unknown said...

I don't think I've ever given that much thought to where I read. In bed and on the sofa mainly. I really love reading on the train too. I find that I can zone out of my own existence completely and become a part of the story then - more so than if I am at home.

Anonymous said...

By the lake and in your uncle's garden both sound like fabulous places to read

Jan von Harz said...

I only have one, my study where I have a nice comfy chair that I kick back and read till I get interrupted or sleepy.

Miss Sigh...anide in the Word Emporium said...

I would also love to read in a bay window! I had a really wide window ledge at an old house and sat on there to read once when it was sunny: it wasn't bad, but there was a constant fear that I would fall off!
Great list :)

The1stdaughter said...

The lake definitely sounds lovely, though only if you aren't prone to motion sickness. LOL

Love reading in the outdoors and in a beautiful garden would be even better. Fantastic choices!

As for me...my comfy couch for sure!

Ashley @ Bookaholics Anonymous said...

Some good answers for sure. Gardens, and bay windows all nice.

Unknown said...

10 reading spots. I think I only have a handful that I regularly go to.

Curling up on the couch with a book and a cat is the norm. Although, garden reads are quit nice during the summer.

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