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Reading spaces and cosy places

Where do you read? Does it have any effect on your enjoyment, relaxation or concentration? Do you like to be snuggled up with your book, or free to stretch out and roam with it?



My favourite way to read is surrounded by half a dozen cushions on the sofa, with a scented candle burning away on the coffee table - a steaming hot cup of tea never goes amiss either!

I've known others to read their books while walking to and from work. Their ability to concentrate on a narrative while navigating is something of a marvel to me - I could never dream of having that kind of multitasking ability!

Some of my friends read in the gym. This is also something I couldn't imagine doing... The mixture of sweaty-ness, constant movement while focusing on tiny words and the hot, humid atmosphere isn't appealing to my love of literary escapism at all!

It just goes to show how different we all are, and how one story can be enjoyed and interpreted in so many different ways.

So go on, spill! What's your favourite way to read a book?

3 comments

  1. Well as you know, I read in a variety of different ways;

    1. I'm an audiobooker, nothing pleases me more than listening on a journey, whether it is a ten minute taxi ride or a two hour coach journey. I also LOVE going to the salon and whilst getting a mani/pedi having my audiobook playing in my ears for a couple of hours.

    2. Non-fiction I can pretty much read that anywhere and in any way. I sometimes even sit at work reading whilst the children are having 'free time'

    3. If I'm reading fiction electronically or traditionally, I read on lunch breaks but I require quiet. So I do that in more private settings, at home or a quiet coffee shop

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    1. Listening at the spa/salon has got to be the best way to enjoy a book I've ever been told!

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  2. Well as you know, I read in a variety of different ways;

    1. I'm an audiobooker, nothing pleases me more than listening on a journey, whether it is a ten minute taxi ride or a two hour coach journey. I also LOVE going to the salon and whilst getting a mani/pedi having my audiobook playing in my ears for a couple of hours.

    2. Non-fiction I can pretty much read that anywhere and in any way. I sometimes even sit at work reading whilst the children are having 'free time'

    3. If I'm reading fiction electronically or traditionally, I read on lunch breaks but I require quiet. So I do that in more private settings, at home or a quiet coffee shop

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