Thankfully, this week’s topic — five favorite places to read — is right up my (and this blog’s) alley, because I have not taken part in this meme since February.
So without further ado, keep going for the top five places I love reading a good book! Spoilers: it’s everywhere.
1. Soaking in the Tub
There’s no better place to read than soaking in a hot bath, preferably with a nice bath bomb or some bubble bath, especially if you’ve mastered the art of keeping your reading material dry. It’s even better if you can get your book cover to match your bubble bar!
2. In Bed
I try to read at least one hour before going to sleep every night, so it comes as no surprise that in bed is one of my go to reading places. Not only is it super relaxing, but it’s also incredibly cozy, creating the perfect environment for book related dreaming.
3. On the Couch
Couch reading is equally cozy if you have the right accessories. Read: blankets, blankets and more blankets. It’s also easier to read and drink (preferably wine or hot chocolate) while sitting on a couch versus laying in bed.
4. While Cooking
This one may sound weird, but I find it incredibly relaxing to cook on the stove while reading — I think it may have something to do with the water sounds (see also reading in the bath). It may not work for complicated dishes, but it’s perfect for one pot recipes that really only involve occasionally stirring things like pasta.
5. Somewhere with a View
Spot number five is much harder to come by because the rental life isn’t really conducive to outdoor privacy. While I don’t have a porch or balcony that I feel comfortable reading on (yet), I love nothing more than reading by a pool, in a hammock or anywhere in the fresh air on a gorgeous day.