It’s been a long time since I’ve read anywhere other than at home but even looking back at all the places I have read or used to read, I’m still not sure I can come up with a list of ten! It can get particularly tricky for me because most of the time I do need a quiet space to read, or at least a space that makes me feel calm and comfortable, otherwise I’ll end up focusing on everything but my book! Anyway, let’s see how far I can get 😊
1 My bed
Of course, my top pick would be my bed! My routine is to read before going to sleep (and it really feels weird when I don’t get in at least five minutes of book time) but I also love to laze in bed with a book on mornings where I don’t have to get up for work!
2 My reading chair
I have a small recliner chair next to my bookshelf in my bedroom and I alternate between the chair and my bed on most days!
3 Hotel rooms
I love staying in hotels and I love staying in hotel rooms in new places (I know I’m weird because most people don’t spend time in their hotel rooms but I love to say in mine LOL)! There’s just something about sinking into soft hotel beds, snuggling under a fluffy doona and dropping my head on those featherlight pillows that create such a perfectly inviting reading environment that I hate to leave! 😂
4 Bookstore aisles
This one doesn’t happen very often and it definitely hasn’t happened since I moved to Indonesia cos they wrap up their books in plastic so you can’t check it’s contents before buying 🙈 But when I lived abroad I loved going to bookstores and browsing shelves and sitting down and reading bits and pieces of books to see if they’d come home with me. I miss it!
When on holiday, I love nothing better than breaking out a book next to the pool. Funnily enough, this is one of those rare times where I can put on any kind of music to listen to while reading! I also much prefer poolside reading than beachside reading cos I somehow always end up getting sand through half my book and half of me while I’m at it!
Reading isn’t my favourite thing to do in airports and planes (not to sound creepy but that goes to people watching—so fascinating!) but I do love zoning out to a good book while sitting in a cafe at the airport or reading on the plane itself as it makes the time fly by that much faster! The only thing I hate about it is when I end up reading a tearjerker and end up sobbing (or trying not to sob) in public 🙈
7 Cosy cafe corners
This is another odd moment because I generally get distracted when I read in public spaces but I can get lost in a book for hours if I can find a semi-quiet cosy corner of a cafe (especially if I have a coffee in hand, too)!
Not quite 10 places but almost!
What are some of your favourite reading spots?