Read on to discover my top 5 places to read!
1. Anywhere Outdoors
If the weather is nice, reading outside can be magical. I love settling down underneath a tree, protected from the glaring sun. It’s even better when there’s a breeze whispering against me, carrying a waft of flowers. When I was a kid, I’d climb trees and read in the branches. I still climb trees sometimes, but last time I forgot to bring a book!
2. Trains, Planes, or Cars
I love traveling. The scenery rushing past us, whether it be in a car, train or plane, is always such a sight. I like getting myself comfy in whatever seat I am in and engross myself in a good story. Sometimes I look up to see the scenery if the book is at a particularly slow part. Before I know it, I’ve arrived. I think it’s the closest thing to teleportation that we’ve got.
3. Coffee Shop
Cafés are a perfect place for reading (with a side of people-watching!) My husband (slash co-author) and I just moved to a little river town in NY. There’s a wonderful coffee shop here, and I spend many afternoons reading or writing in my favorite chair. The ambiance of the people chattering can set the mood of the book. Plus, my new coffee shop sells the most delicious crepes. The perfect reading treat!
While it could result in a disaster, reading in the bath is like an indulgent treat. A bath with some bubbles and at the right temperature is always magnificent. I just have to be careful not to drop my book. Or e-reader! I keep a towel handy just in case.
5. The Chair by the Window
Matt and I have a “reading nook” in our new apartment. It’s a nice, overstuffed armchair by the window. And it might be my all-time favorite place to read. I keep the essentials nearby: a blanket, a cup of tea, a box of tissues, and a pillow for extra comfort. It’s always a bonus if it’s raining outside. Extra bonus if there’s thunder and lightning.
Where do you like to read? Let me know in the comments below!