Hi everyone, it’s Allison.
This week, it’s freebie week for Top Ten Tuesday so we get to choose our own topics.
I decided to go with my favorite places to read. Here we go!
As always Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.
I love to lay in bed, curled up under the blankets with a good book in my hand, and a cat at my side. It’s one of my absolute favorite places to be!
One of the ways that I did some of my graduate school reading was sitting in Barnes and Noble. From time to time when I was able to, I would try to read something for fun too. Bookstores are very relaxing places for me to read.
Luckily for me, the Barnes and Noble that I spent much of my time in also had a Starbucks café inside it so I really got the best of both worlds. I just love reading with a cup of coffee next to me, possibly a pastry of some sort, and the wonderful smells of the coffee shop in the background.
Nothing beats relaxing in warm bubbly water with a book in your hand. Of course, when I do this, I make extra sure I’m being careful to not drop the book in the water. I did this once when I was in elementary school with a library book, I don’t think I’ve ever really lived it down.
My grandparents on my mom’s side have a back porch where every summer they hang two hammocks that they got on one of their trips to Hawaii. These hammocks are so ridiculously comfortable, and I always try to claim one to read a book in when I want time to myself.
My grandparents also have a pool at their house, and I’ve spent many summers sitting on the deck warming up after being in the water and reading a book trying to get a tan. Again, I’m always careful to keep my books away from the water. Dangerous stuff!
On my feet
As you know, I’ve recently discovered the joys of audiobooks, and I have to admit I am really enjoying being able to listen to a book while cleaning and doing other housework, or while walking to/from work. It makes me feel more productive, and I also find it to be more enjoyable because I know I’m reading as well.
We have an oversize recliner in our living room that has always been referred to as Dad’s chair. It is really comfortable, and gives you plenty of space to relax even with a cat in your lap, and settle into a good book.
Outside on our back deck
Our house has a back deck attached to it which I do like to sit on although I don’t do it very often. I’m not sure why either. I just never seem to make my way outside to enjoy the weather and read on the deck. Maybe next summer I’ll have to try and fix that…
Couch at work
For the overnight shifts at work, I have a place that I sit to read my books. My co-workers laugh at me because I always wind up in the same spot. It’s a comfortable couch but not overly comfortable to the point where I would be too relaxed. It also happens to be right next to a stand with a lamp on it, and it’s in a central location where if a bell goes off I can quickly jump up and check the call panel to see where it’s at. And when I’m able to read, I do get a lot of reading done there.
So, those are my favorite places to read.
Where are yours?