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Top Ten Tuesdays: Favorite Places To Read (Or Maybe Not) Plus a Wish


I enjoy the Top Ten Tuesday days hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I haven't participated in a while so I thought I would today. The topic is Favorite Places to Read and since I read pretty much everywhere I thought this would be fun to consider all of those places. I'm going to add, Or Maybe Not, because there are a few places that although I have read in that location they aren't my favorite places to read. I'll explain as I go along. Also, I've added, Plus a Wish, which is a place that I haven't read yet but I would like to someday.

Favorite Places to Read

In my big puffy recliner chair is my ultimate place to read but I don't mind any comfortable armchair or couch either.


In front of a captive audience which is usually my kids for now but I hope that when I'm not so busy I'll be able to volunteer to read to children wherever I'm needed.


At the library, although I tend to get distracted easily there because I can't limit myself to reading from just one book.


In a bookstore sitting on one of their chairs or I have been known to sit right on the floor reading away a few minutes.


In a cafe sitting at their cute table and with a cup of hot chocolate it's even better!

On a big rock settled by the lake that I happened to find just sitting there waiting for me after a 2.5 mi hike up the mountain - yes, I really did enjoy this recently, can't you tell? It's a known fact for a fishing trip, my husband fishes and I read.

At the beach even if it's sandy, I like the feeling of being outside by the water. Even by a stream or a river will have the same effect.

On a park bench while my children play happily at the park on a glorious day!

Or Maybe Not


In Moving Vehicles: (of course, using common sense I don't mean while driving!) - Although, I know I'll never learn and somehow I always do attempt to read on long road trips but I have found that it gives me a headache. This is where I'm very happy for audio books and although I have to make an effort to concentrate, in order to follow along, I've listened to some great books this way. Plus, you can drive and listen to an audio book safely.

In the Bath: Let's face it - I'm too afraid of dropping my book into the bathtub. I can't relax thinking about ruining the book which defeats the purpose of the bath, right?

In my Bed: Yes, my bed is comfy and I do read there but that's the problem. You see, if a lay down to read I inevitably fall asleep reading sooner rather than later.

Plus a Wish

On a beach in Hawaii comes to mind right away for a more dreamlike experience but for a more realistic version would be in a cozy bay window with lots of pillows if I had one. I suppose I could remodel but then that would take up my money to go to Hawaii.



In the end, it's about you as well. Where are a few places that you love to read? Or Maybe Not? Or Wish To? Feel free to let me know in the comments or join in and write your own post. I'd love to know what you're thinking!

5 comments:

TwoBibliomaniacs December 7, 2010 at 11:56 AM  

Nice list. Great pick on the captive audience! Reading to my kids is one of my favorite things to do. I am also one of those unfortunate souls that can’t read in a moving vehicle…

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1girl2manybooks December 7, 2010 at 2:53 PM  

I can't read in a car either, it makes me sick! And I only read in bed at night when I'm ready to fall asleep. I'm not one of those people who can nap during the day, I always wake up feeling awful.

TwoBibliomaniacs December 7, 2010 at 7:53 PM  

Thanks for your nice comments and I’ll look for you on Selfari! I’m a new follower on your blog and look forward to reading your future posts.

AngelicNytmare December 8, 2010 at 10:50 PM  

You have some really good answers.
I love being able to read in the tub. Although I do have a fear that one day I will drop a book, and it will make me sad.

Queen 'Bina December 14, 2010 at 12:16 PM  

I'll read just about anywhere. I even love reading in the car and in the bath. I will say that I can't bring myself to try and read in the shower. That seems like a common sense place to NOT read, but I know people who do; regularly. I don't get it.

One of my all time favs though is on a cruise ship. I got really nausious when we went on a cruise to mexico and reading on deck with the wind in my face was one of the only activities I could handle. Give me big boat, a choppy ocean, a little sun, a little breeze and a fantastic book.

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