Where Do You Read?

July 18, 2015 Discussions 15

I was realizing the other day, that I only actually read in a few places. My favorite place to read is in my library/art room. I have a glider chair that I like to curl up in and can read there for hours. It’s only a few feet away from my computer, so that makes it super easy to review whatever book I’ve just finished. If of course, I don’t procrastinate doing so…

I also read on my exercise bike. I try to do 30minutes 3-4 times a week. Sometimes I don’t make it that often, and sometimes I manage longer. But either way, sitting on the bike gives me 30min of reading time for that day no matter what else I’ve been up to. (And it makes actually using the bike go faster! I don’t tend to stick to the 30minutes unless I have a book to read.)

I may have said this before, but I LOVE my job! And after 2.5 years at a job that I can honestly say was the worst job ever (can we say 10-16 hour work days with no breaks??), almost anything would be wonderful. But this current job? Lets me read at work. If of course, it’s slow and I’ve processed all the faxes as they come in. Some days I get in 6-7 hours of reading, because no one calls and no one faxes anything over. If they didn’t let me read I might go just a bit crazier than I already am!

The final place I read is in the car. I know a lot of people who can’t read in the car, but it’s never bothered me at all unless we’re driving on winding roads with lots of trees all around us. Since I don’t drive (yes, I know. I’m insane. That is a well-established thing. *nods*) I have plenty of time to read while on the way to other places.

I read in bed as a child, but living with cats means that if I’m in the bed, so are they. And they will do anything in their power to make it so I cannot read. Rubbing on the book, sticking their heads between me and the book, reaching out a paw and pulling down on the edge of the book, standing or laying on the book. Pretty much anything goes. And if a book is left somewhere they can get at it, Miles especially loves to lay on it so it can’t be seen. She then refuses to move and glares at me if I try to take it from her.


Where is your favorite place to read? Do you read in lots of different places, or only one or two?

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15 Responses to “Where Do You Read?”

    • SilvaraWilde

      I’ve always been too worried to read in the bath. Afraid of dropping my book, or getting water on my Kindle. I remember doing it as a kid, but rarely because I never wanted to take a chance with my books!

  1. Jackie

    My favorite place to read is in the recliner. (I live in a pretty compact apartment, so said recliner is located by the sliding glass door that leads to the balcony). It’s ridiculously comfortable, the scenery is pretty (hello massive pine tree!), and there is plenty of light. One day I would like to get a comfortable chair for outside because I do miss reading outside.

    I absolutely cannot read in bed. I fall asleep five pages in.
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    • SilvaraWilde

      I don’t own a recliner, but if I did I’m sure I would spend way too much time in it reading! *laughs* I spend a ton of time in my glider chair (indoor kind) doing so as it is. Sounds like you have a lovely view too! Thanks for stopping by.

    • SilvaraWilde

      What kind of Kindle do you have that you can listen to audio books on it? I keep hearing that’s a Kindle Fire only kind of deal. So I haven’t tried audio books since I just have the touch screen regular Kindle.

      My library recently came out with a way to listen to them in your browser though so I may try that eventually.

      • Karen Blue

        I have a kindle fire. I didn’t have it on my first gen. kindle fire, but the newer ones have it. Not every book I have on there has it, almost all of the do thou. I think the last one that didn’t have a text-to-speech option was The Maze Runner, because I purchased it. I don’t know if that is why. All of the .mobi arc’s have it though.
        At first the speech rhythm and tone was hard to get used to, but now I listen to almost everything and I speed it up to 2x so I can get through books faster. The tone is flat, kind of like listening to your gps read to you, lol. I definitely needed some time to get used to it. Now I couldn’t live without it thou.
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  2. Lola

    I mostly read in bed with my two rats and yes they can be distracting, but I don’t mind too much. I also read on the couch and used to read on public transport when I still had to travel on public transport daily. Reading while biking sounds difficult, but I guess it’s easier to focus on the book instead of the biking in that case. And that’s neat you can read at your job. I can’t read in a car as I get nauseous, I also get nauseous when I am not reading though. On public transport I don’t have that issue, with the exception of busses. Great post!
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    • SilvaraWilde

      It’s a recumbent bike, so it’s pretty much a seat with a high back to lean against and then you just peddle. So it’s not hard at all to read while doing that. I think it would be more difficult if it was normal-bike-shaped, but I’m not sure.

      Riding in cars tends to put me to sleep if the drive is over 30min long, so reading helps keep me awake. I get motion-sick but not in cars, and not while reading in cars, so that’s lucky for me.

      I imagine reading in bed with rats would be easier than with cats since they’re smaller. Still distracting, but unlikely to be able to actually remove the book from your hands! *laughs*

  3. Heather

    I’m a bed and bath reader. I found a waterproof pouch for my iPad so now I can read ebooks in the tub without fear.

    • SilvaraWilde

      I think even with a pouch of some kind, I’d be too nervous to read with my Kindle in the bath. I don’t even like taking actual books in the bath with me! *laughs* But I’m glad it works for you.

    • SilvaraWilde

      Miles is fairly well trained. She knows most dog commands and actually does them. But she’s apparently as addicted to books as I am. If she can get one, it’s hers and she will fight you for possession. *laughs*

    • SilvaraWilde

      Finished a 500-page book this weekend, reading only at work on saturday & sunday. It was that slow at my job. Which is fairly unusual for summer from what my co-workers have said. So apparently the powers that be have decided I need more reading time. *laughs*

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