Do you have a regular routine for reading? My usual routine is to retire upstairs to my bedroom a good hour before I want to get to sleep, snuggle under the covers, and grab my book. This escape into whatever I happen to be reading at the moment provides the perfect way to wind down before nodding off. On those nights when I get home too late to read, I really feel like I missed out on one of the best parts of my day.
When I have some free time during the day (which doesn't happen often, so I take full advantage when it does occur!), my reading routine varies. On those rare occassions when I'm able to ditch everything else and simply focus on reading, I literally make a day of it.
It starts with a book I can't put down. Or a newly acquired book. Or an old favorite that I want to revisit.
This time of year, I usually begin on the couch in the living room, complete with a cozy blanket. After a while I'll move to the rocking chair (an antique from Grandma's house) in the library. Next I might move upstairs to the loft and curl up on the loveseat there.
If it's nice outside, the routine is a bit different. Then I usually start out on the front porch. Here I have several options. There's the rocking chairs, the cedar bench, or the cedar chair. After I've exhausted all of the front porch options, I head to the backyard. Out by the pond in an Adirondack is my first choice, but the patio set under a shady umbrella works fine, too.
I guess I'm a bit of a "wandering reader".
I might grab a snack or a beverage here and there along the way, and I usually stop for meals (although depending on how caught up I am in what I'm reading, this isn't always my priority!).
So, what's your favorite place to read? Do you curl up in a favorite chair? Are you a nighttime reader? Daytime? Do you make reading a regular part of your day? Anything you can't put down at the moment?
Until next time,
Happy Reading (where ever you decide to do it)!