One of the best things about reading is how portable it is. Whether you read on an ereader, a tablet, your phone, or prefer the feel (and smell!) of a traditional paper book, it’s not difficult to take a book with you wherever you go. So, I thought it’d be fun to put together a list of what I think are the best places to get lost in a book.
There’s nothing like savoring a good book surrounded by nature, sunshine, and the calm of a beautiful park. I like to take my daughter, and we’ll camp out on a blanket together, she with her toys and me with my ereader.
A Rainy Day
Confession: I love rainy days, especially when I get to curl up inside with a cup of coffee or a mug of tea and a good book. There’s a coziness to it that I wish I could bottle for days when I could use a little comfort.
One of the reasons I love my ereader so much is how portable it is. Before ebooks were common, I used to panic about what books to take anytime I went away. What if I ran out of books to read?!?! I’d often have a separate tote bag just for books. Reading on vacation is both relaxing and invigorating, and I often remember what books I was reading when I went certain places, adding to the memories.
In the backyard
Different from in the park because in the backyard, you can have wine. Backyard reading is one of my favorite things to do during the baby’s afternoon nap. (AKA, when I should be writing, but we won’t talk about that.)
There’s something indulgent about sneaking away to a coffee shop for a warm drink, a sweet treat, and some alone time with a book. Getting out and about is a fantastic way to recharge your batteries.
Warm water, lovely smelling soap, soft lighting, maybe some quiet music, a candle and a book make for the ultimate hour of self care. Good for your brain, your skin, your soul, your heart.
I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time winding down for the night if I don’t spend some quiet time reading in bed before turning out the lights. It’s the perfect way to end the day.
Tell me, where are your favorite places to read?