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message 1: by Ivan (last edited Jul 10, 2011 02:33PM) (new)

Ivan | 2166 comments Mod
I'm afraid mine is curled up in bed. My bedroom is my sanctuary - six bookcases - all my little knick-knacks, favorite art. It's all very cozy. Yours?


message 2: by Max (new)

Max | 26 comments My favorite place to read is my bedroom as well. It's quiet, comfortable, and so familiar it doesn't take long for a good story to melt the walls away


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I think the sofa in the family room has become my favorite spot. I can curl up or stretch out. I have limited my in-bed reading, because I tend to read later than I should, and my need for sleep has become more important than reading! :(


message 4: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jesstrea) In bed.

By the lake.

On the couch on the porch.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Can you see the lake from the porch? :)


message 6: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jesstrea) oh no...I have to drive there!


that would be nice if I could--


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

It would be the best spot to read.

My brother lives on a small lake in Michigan. I would love to curl up under the arbor on the deck and read, preferably when the weather is cool and the jet skis are docked!


message 8: by Ivan (new)

Ivan | 2166 comments Mod
I wish I had a big bay window with a seat looking out on a lovely garden. I'd never leave my perch.


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A mug of tea, to finish the picture.


message 10: by Ivan (new)

Ivan | 2166 comments Mod
Now you're talking.


message 11: by Lois (new)

Lois (loisbennett) | 49 comments I completely agree with the big bay window and cup of tea idea! For now, my favourite place is the sofa in my dad's study - 2 walls are floor to ceiling bookcases filled with books, and it's the perfect place to curl up with a cup of tea and a good novel (or novella!).


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

Say!
I like books
I do!!
And I would read in a boat.
And I would read with a goat.
And I will read in the rain.
And in the park. And on a train.
And in a car. And in a tree.
Books are so good so good you see!

So I will read them in a box.
And I will read them with a fox.
And I will read them in a house.
And I will read them with a mouse.
And I will read them here and there.
Say! I will read them ANYWHERE!


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Cute, Maria! :)


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

Here are a few places I would love to visit, for reading and shopping:

http://flavorwire.com/254434/the-20-m...


message 15: by Ivan (new)

Ivan | 2166 comments Mod
Well, I simply must haul out the "F" word - these pictures are FABULOUS!


message 16: by Ensiform (new)

Ensiform | 8 comments In the last couple of years I have taken a strong liking to reading outside, as long as the weather is not too cold or rainy). Cloudy or sunny, I get in a nice reclining deck chair and lay reading for a couple of hours on my lawn, while my dogs frolic about. It's quite nice. My all-too-brief attention span ensures that reading in my home will inevitably be stopped by some distraction or other.


message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

Ivan wrote: "Well, I simply must haul out the "F" word - these pictures are FABULOUS!"

I have to visit Maastricht, just to visit that bookstore!! There are even a few in the US, surprisingly.


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

Ensiform wrote: "In the last couple of years I have taken a strong liking to reading outside, as long as the weather is not too cold or rainy). Cloudy or sunny, I get in a nice reclining deck chair and lay reading..."

The weather is just warming up, so reading outside sounds like a wonderful idea.


message 19: by Ally (new)

Ally (goodreadscomuser_allhug) | 76 comments Jeannette wrote: "Here are a few places I would love to visit, for reading and shopping:

http://flavorwire.com/254434/the-20-m..."


Great pictures - makes me onder what's going to happen when the kindle takes over the world! - I hope there will always be 'specialist interest' shops like these and that they're not just 'museum pieces'.

No. 16 - Barter Books in Alnwick Northumberland is about 45 minutes away from where I live. It's a converted Victorian railway station and is a totally wonderful place.

My favourite place to read in the summer is my mums garden but in winter it's in my living room - eventually I'll have a wood burning stove but at the moment I just curl up next to the radiator.


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

The radiator isn't a "pretty" but it's just as toasty. :)


message 21: by Ivan (new)

Ivan | 2166 comments Mod
"No. 16 - Barter Books in Alnwick Northumberland is about 45 minutes away from where I live. It's a converted Victorian railway station and is a totally wonderful place."

We'll all have to visit together when we all come over for the BYT convention :0)


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

What the BYT convention?


message 23: by Ivan (new)

Ivan | 2166 comments Mod
It's a pipe dream of mine.


message 24: by Ally (new)

Ally (goodreadscomuser_allhug) | 76 comments ooh yes! - sounds like a good plan Ivan...maybe one day!


message 25: by Lora (new)

Lora (lorabanora) I have a few places to read, but my favorite is outside on the porch. It looks up into the yard and treeline, and I can enjoy my garden from there. If I get any closer to my garden, I start to see the weeds, and then the guilt hits, and then I simply cannot enjoy the next chapter or so until I have forced such thoughts as hoes and thorns out of my head.
Sometimes reading takes too much effort, lol.
So the porch is a good spot.


message 26: by Angela (new)

Angela (bookangel2) | 26 comments I love to read in my garden. I find myself longing for the weather to improve once we're over the worst of winter, so that I can sit out with my book(s) and a cup of tea. It's great when the swallows,swifts and house martins return and the blackbird is singing, full throttle. A wonderful soundtrack to reading:)


message 27: by Ivan (new)

Ivan | 2166 comments Mod
Here in Florida it seems like we skipped over Spring and are well into Summer.....and it's too hot to read outside (and the bugs will eat you if you try). I like my own room - quiet - propped on the bed with my giant reading glasses.


message 28: by Ben (new)

Ben Rowe (benwickens) | 85 comments Am I the only one who loves reading in the bath? Also partial to reading in cafes with a good cup of coffee and when it is warm and dry enough in the garden.

My family are an 8 hour train journey away and I always look forward to the reading I get to do on this journey.


message 29: by Mmars (new)

Mmars | 588 comments For me there's nothing like a screen porch in the summer.


message 30: by Ivan (new)

Ivan | 2166 comments Mod
I like reading on the train. I can't read in a café...I get distracted by all the people. The garden or a park.


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

I love reading in cafes, too, as long as the background music is soft and easy. Trains and planes are great, as well. But, I have to admit, reading in the bath has never crossed my mind. What an absolutely divine idea! Calgon take me away!


message 32: by Julia (last edited Jun 13, 2013 11:54AM) (new)

Julia (juliastrimer) I have two main places for reading--my comfy chair in my living room for "serious" reading, where I'm taking notes--and my bed for reading just before sleep. I'd love to read outside next to the river, but the mosquitoes have a different agenda!


message 33: by Ivan (new)

Ivan | 2166 comments Mod
Julia wrote: "I have two main places for reading--my comfy chair in my living room for "serious" reading, where I'm taking notes--and my bed for reading just before sleep. I'd love to read outside next to the ri..."

Julia, I live in Florida. To read outside is to be eaten alive by mosquitoes, yellow flies and sand fleas. And then there's the HEAT. I live three blocks from work and walk to and from everyday - today was like swimming home in really warm bathwater.

I love to read in bed too. However, my favorite time to read is shortly after I wake up in the morning. If I read at night the sandman interrupts me.


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