Lola’s Ramblings: Where do you Read?

Posted November 26, 2015 by Lola in Lola's Ramblings / 26 Comments


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Today I want to about where I read. I think that most booklovers read on lots of different places, but we probably all still have our favourite places to read. I don’t go out a lot, but usually when I go somehwere I do take my books with me. I want to tell you about the different places I usually read and what my favourite place to read is.

Where do I read?

  • CouchIn Bed. My bed is my favourite place to read. I usually read about half an hour till an hour before sleeping. I usually go sit in my bed during that time. I can focus solely on reading, it’s comfy and it calms me down before going to sleep. And there’s enough space to sit in different weird positions while reading.
  • In the living room at the table. My ipad book I always read during my breakfast and sometimes during dinner or lunch. I always have my ipad lying on our dinner table (even though we never sit there anymore for dinner). I have a cushion lying on my chair and I find reading while sitting pretty comfortable.
  • On the Couch. Sometimes I read while sitting on the couch instead of my bed. Or sometimes when I am reading earlier on the evening or during the day I go sit there. I even sit on the couch in some rare cases during lucnh and read there. I have a standard spot on the couch where I always sit while reading and it has that blue pillow you seeint he picture, that’s my spot.
  • Behind my computer. To be honest this doesn’t happen often, if I am sitting behind my computer I am usually working, blogging or surfing the web, but I am not reading. The only time when I am reading behind my computer is if either internet has issues or my computer wants to restart or my computer is working on something intensly and I can’t do anything else.
  • TrainWhile Traveling. I love to read while traveling. When I went to univ I quickly picked up the habbit of reading while in the train there and while nowadays I travel less I still often read when I am traveling, especially when I am traveling far away. It’s just so nice to sit back with a good while in the train. The only thign I dislike about reading while traveling is that I can’t switch positions as well as there’s limited space or leg room in trains and buses. Oh and I can’t read in cars, then I get nauseous.
  • When Waiting at the doctor/ dentist etc. If I have to do to the doctor or the dentist or anything similiar I take my book with me, so I can read while I wait. It helps make me feel less nervous and the time spend waiting goes by faster. I hate waiting, so having a book with me to make the time spend waiting more enjoyable is a good thing.

Where do you Read? What’s Your Favourite place to Read?


26 responses to “Lola’s Ramblings: Where do you Read?

  1. I have a glider rocking chair in my library/craft room where my computer also is. It’s just a few feet away from my computer, so if I’m reading and want to make a note I can jump up and type it then curl up in the glider again.

    I also read a lot at work. Now that it’s the off season at my job, I spend around 60-80% of my working hours reading a book. Have to be there to answer the phone if it rings, but it hasn’t been ringing much lately.

    I read in the car if the ride is 30minutes or more. I don’t drive, so I get to be totally immersed in the book while Dad drives instead!

    I used to read in bed when I was a kid and young adult. But Miles (my cat) is such a pest I can’t do it anymore. She believes that if I’m in or on the bed, it’s pay attention to the cat time only. She’ll knock the book out of my hands even if I’m petting and reading at the same time. She also likes to lay on top of the book, and rub her face all over it.
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    • That glider sounds like a great place to sit down with a book and that’s handy to have the computer close by as well.

      That’s pretty neat you can read so much at work. If I had a normal job I probably would take a book with me for small breaks.

      I can’t stand reading in a car for some reason, I always get nauseous. Your cat sounds adorable, although I can imagine it also can be very annoying when you want to read and can’t.

    • I also read where I can, but these are the most common places. When you read in the pool do you use an e-reader or real book? Aren’t you afraid it falls in the pool? We have a small balcony, but I don’t read outside a lot as we don’t have great light and the insects bother me in the summer.
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  2. Most of the times I read on the couch. I love sitting there and I always make it cozy with a blanket and some pillows (I’m always cold!!). And I definitely read in bed before I go to sleep. I have these reading gloves from wool, so I don’t get cold arms while reading! LOL.
    Someday I would love to have a big cozy chair to read in!! Love that idea.. Sigh.. πŸ˜€
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    • Same here, I am always cold which I why I put on pyjamas and pull the blanket up around me when I read in bed. Oh those reading gloves sound awesome! I heard a few other people mention a cozy chair and realized I don’t have a cozy reading chair, maybe one day.
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  3. Great post, you have so many great places to choose from!

    Generally I do most of my reading late at night curled up in bed, this is mostly because I can’t get peace during the day.

    If I do get peace then it is my comfy spot at the end of the sofa with the dog snuggled up beside me or if the world has gone crazy and the sun is shining outside, I’ll sit on the patio.
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    • I very rarely make time to read during the day. I start my day with a book and end my days with a book. I love reading late at night in bed, it’s the best way to end a day. I very rarely sit outside to read, but I usually don’t make time during the day and in the evenigns it’s often too cold. We do have two chairs on our balcony, so there is space to sit outside.
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  4. I have a particular couch that I do most of my reading on at weekends, though I also read in waiting rooms (it makes the time go faster!) and I listen to audiobooks in my car. I don’t travel much when I’m not driving these days, but if I’m on a plane or train I try to read then too πŸ™‚

    Oddly, I don’t read in bed very often. I think it might be because, once I’m in bed reading, I tend not to stop for hours!
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    • Reading while in a waiting room definitely makes the time go faster and it often helps calm down my nerves a bit. I don’t travel often either, but I love reading on public transport, although I can’t read in cars as that makes me nauseous. I get nauseous in cars even when I am not reading though.
      I definitely have the tendency to read longer than planned while reaidng in bed.

  5. I really wish I could read while in bed because most of the time I need a moment to unwind before I can fall asleep. But, I think reading makes me unwind too quickly because I can barely make it through a full chapter before falling asleep. So, I do most of my reading in my recliner in the living room. Sometimes I’ll read at the dining room table if I’m eating breakfast or lunch or something. I also try to read while traveling, but I find myself easily distracted by the landscape.
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    • I never have had that issue, reading before bed unwinds me and makes me calm enough to fall asleep, but I also can read there for hours if I have a good book. Your recliner reading spot sounds like a great place to read too. And indeed when traveling to a different country I also like to watch outside, but when I travel a route I already know I often pick up my book.

    • My Kobo always lies in the bedroom, unless I am putting new books on it, then it’s next to my computer. And my ipad always lies I the living room on the dinner table. I’ve never read in bath before, I would be terrified of making my e-reader wet or letting it fall.
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    • Thanks Brandee! I hardly read outside, although we do have a small balcony where I read sometimes in the summer. I have a room with all my books, but I don’t have a good chair there and it’s always the coldest room in the house, so I don’t read there often.

  6. I read a lot on my computer, but my favorite place is at night in my bed with my kindle. It’s the best because, during the day, I get so easily distracted by everything—sights, sounds, notifications on my phone, etc. And it doesn’t even matter if I’m reading a paperback, I’ll manage to get distracted just looking around the room lol. But at night it’s just me and my kindle in the darkness, no lights, no sounds, and I’m able to get completely lost in the story like nothing else exists. Definitely great to have a book in waiting rooms and places where you have nothing else to do though πŸ™‚
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    • For some reason I really dislike reading books on my computer, although I don’t mind reading blog posts on my computer. I agree when reading in bed I get less easily distracted and can focus completely on the story. In bed is my favourite place to read too πŸ™‚
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