Let’s Review: Where Do You Read?

i&p Stamp 2For some reason, a few of the books I have been reading lately make me feel like I am slogging my way through a swamp instead of transporting me in a way that makes me forget about my surroundings. It’s been perfect reading weather, too: cold and/or rainy. I am trying to figure out if it is just me or the books themselves or something else entirely that is causing this unusual phenomenon (it’s not you, it’s me).

As my mind does on occasion, it wandered and meandered and flitted through many channels of thought until I am somewhere else. Have you ever been thinking and wondered how on earth your brain got you there? The process can be very enlightening and/or funny…but I digress (see how easy it is?).

What I ended up wondering today: where is the place that I like to read? Does it depend on the weather, the book, the time of day? I spend a lot of time on my computer, so sitting somewhere a little more comfortable is always high on my list. Today, for example, I have the fireplace on and am stretched out on the couch. It is raining out and the light is diffused, so I need a good reading light (check!). Since my dog, Dash, absolutely does not not not enjoy rain/gray/storms (he’s a rescue pup, so I think that has something to do with it), he really loves it when he can wedge himself between the back of the couch and me on days like this. We are acting like the cheap version of a Thundershirt, I guess.

Sleeping on Lap Dashie

One thing for sure: I have to put my feet up. Always. Don’t have any idea why.

I always wanted to have a window seat that has a plush cushion and lots of pillows, and maybe a curtain that you can pull across and hide behind. Or maybe one of those wicker egg-shaped seats that hang from the ceiling (which I used to have when I was a kid). Reading in bed is good unless you are tired (zzzznore). Outside on a sunny day always sounds good, but in my experience, either it gets too hot or there are too many bugs or it is too bright, especially if reading a book on a tablet.

Where’s your favorite place to read?


12 thoughts on “Let’s Review: Where Do You Read?”

  1. My favorite place is my bed, whether under or on top of the covers, with pillows behind me and my favorite throw blanket (yes..i am a baby). Or i like to read in a love seat by the fire. Fun post Audrey!

  2. I have to put my feet up, too! Always. It’s incredibly hard not to do it at other people’s houses. And I squash myself into the corner of the couch for good support.

    And your dog is sooooooooo adorable. 🙂

    1. I know, right? And I wonder why my daughter always has a foot up on her chair, knee practically in her armpit. Wonder where she gets that from ?

      Dash appreciates your comment. I am surprised that the internet hasn’t served us with a cease and desist order, considering the number of pics we post of him…in other words, we think he’s pretty cute, too. Especially when sleeping.

  3. Okay, first, your puppy is adorable! My dogs like to sit on my or next to me when I’m on the couch, too. Sometimes my dog Ginger bats at my book – sort of like she’s saying “no more reading.”

    I usually read on the couch – definitely with my feet up. I do like to read in bed, though. Even if I’m tired. I often find that if I get sleepy while I am reading, and I try to read a little bit more, I get a second wind. I have to be careful about that because, you know, sleep is my friend 🙂

  4. Hmmm … I don’t think I have a favorite place to read – I usually read all over the house, and anywhere I’m waiting – supermarket line, doctor’s office, even sometimes just sitting in the car in my driveway when an audiobook gets to a good part!

    1. I always take a book or my tablet with me…you never know when you might be delayed and get to read a little bit! I always read in the car while waiting for my daughter after school. I think the only book I have ever listened to is a David Sedaris book (you have to hear his voice to get the full experience). My husband used to listen to Audible.com, but that was way before tablets.

  5. Love your post topic! Your dog looks super comfy! My apartment is small but I usually read my book curled up on the couch with a blanket. I am one of those readers who move around in so many different sitting positions while I’m ready it looks hilarious. I read in bed too but I’m usually so tired that I only read a chapter or two before passing out. I also love reading outside when it’s nice out. One of my favorite things to do.

    I hope you get a hold of a really good book soon that will give you some reading motivation. I know how you feel…that happens to me occasionally when every book I try to read isn’t working.

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