I want you to think about your ideal reading experience. Think about the location. (Your bed? Favorite chair? The beach? Indoors or outdoors?). Think about the sounds. (Is there music playing? Happy children playing in the background? Utter silence?) Is there a snack or beverage nearby? Are you alone or with friends/family (presumably being quiet enough for you to read in peace)? What kind of lighting is there? Are you dressed in something ultra-comfy? What’s your position? Curled up? Stretched out?
Now … describe it so that we can all feel exactly how perfect it is … and why. – BTT
To start, it would be a big chair and there should be natural light if possible. Everything else depends on the season. I like reading indoors by a window, but outdoors is nice. I want tea near by if it’s colder, but water works otherwise. No food as I find that an activity on its own. No music and mostly silent. I do not mind friends and family there, but they must be generally quiet. If it’s winter, I have a wool lap blanket and am wearing comfy leggings or trousers and a sweater. If it’s summer, I am wearing a skirt or a dress. I am usually curled up, but occasionally stretched out. I like to put my feet up sometimes. I move around as I read.
I was on Houzz.com and saw this photo yesterday:
Not perfect, but almost. I like the idea of a library/reading corner in a living room. A fireplace is always necessary with a nice rug at the feet. I love that chair. I realize I really want big, comfy chairs with arms. I like the feeling of being engulfed by my seating arrangement.
Here’s another nice chair:
Right now, I read in my study corner with a big desk and a leather chair. Leather chairs are nice, but depend on the room and the season too of course. I don’t need the desk near by though. I do like taking notes on the laptop from things I read though.
How about you?
For me reading is important. How/why/where are not relevant.
Here is my post!
Hi Gatuami Tripathy! I agree. Reading is paramount, but it’s still nice to think of ideal reading places and situations. Cheers!
The second picture looks like an ideal spot. I love the look of those bookshelves. My answer is here.
I agree, a cup of tea and a nice comfy chair that envelopes you is essential 🙂