Six for Sunday: Favourite places to read

#SixforSunday is created by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

The theme for this week is favourite places to read. The short answer to this would be anywhere and everywhere!

Check out some of my previous weeks here:

Books I would like to see as movies

Book characters I would like to stuck in a lift with

Animal companions in childrenโ€™s books

Book characters I would like to be friends with

Book characters to avoid

Most exciting 2018 releases

Favourite books of 2018 so far

I know that lots of people like to read in bed or in the bath but I’m not a massive fan of either – the bath because I have to keep a hand dry and am paranoid about getting my book wet! I read in bed more often now that I have an amazing v-shaped pillow but I still find it more comfortable to read sitting up or when my head is supported.

S4S 8 places

My favourite places to read are:

Curled up inside when it is raining outside.

I know that this is ridiculously specific, but I grew up in a small house near the sea where you could hear the rain on the roof. I have always loved being cuddled up in the warmth, listening to the sea and rain outside.

At the beach.

Once again, growing up near the sea I love the sound of the waves and I adore spending time on the beach, usually with a windbreak and some snacks!

In a window seat.

I don’t have window seats where I currently live, but I have always loved them. My sister has brilliant window seats with cushions and curtains, as well as a library in her house = life goals!

In the garden.

You can probably see a bit of a theme here. I love the outdoors and particularly like architecture that blurs the boundaries between outside and inside (e.g. Japanese traditional houses or Italian palazzi). I enjoy gardening to relax and love being able to sit in a patch of sunshine, surrounded by greenery. (When living in Japan I loved a teahouse near me with a massive bamboo garden…practically lived on their veranda at one point!)

On the sofa.

We have an l-shaped sofa which lets you read in every variation of position. I always keep some cosy blankets and cushions nearby, plus a hard surface to stand the tea on. This is probably where I do most of my reading at the moment!

In the library.

I have probably spent years of my life in the library if you add up the number of hours I have sent browsing, reading, studying and shelving (when I worked as a librarian). I visit my local library at least once a week and never leave with empty arms!

Where is your favourite place to read?

Do you have any odd habits while you’re reading?

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Thanks for reading!


50 Comments Add yours

  1. yesmoreblogs says:

    My favourite place to read is on my sofa. I read in bed sometimes but always seem to fall asleep and wake up suddenly when the book I’m reading lands on my face ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. I’ve done that before >.< It's not a nice way to wake up!


      1. yesmoreblogs says:

        ๐Ÿ˜‚ definitely not but I enjoy reading im bed it really relaxes me. I either find my book/kindle on the floor or wake up with a sore head ๐Ÿ˜

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      2. I try to choose small paperbacks for reading in bed as they do less damage when they hit you…

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      3. yesmoreblogs says:

        Yeah they are definitely alot softer ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  2. selliott16 says:

    Excellent choices! I love that book nook. I’d love one like that myself!

    Thanks for joining in! See you next week for more #SixforSunday fun! S x

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    1. Unfortunately the book nook isn’t mine, but one I would like to have…Future dream house is going to have a huge garden and library, of course!
      Great to meet you yesterday and thank you for the lovely prompts for #SixforSunday

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  3. I love being inside reading when it’s raining outside ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. It’s the best isn’t it!

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  4. I love reading inside when it’s raining outside too!
    Amy x

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    1. Yes, it’s definitely one of my favourites, particularly in my old house where you could really hear the rain on the roof…

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