Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Favorite Readin' Spots n' Stuff

So, I am sure that most of you have, like, a life, right? Yes? No?  Ok, ok, no, that's fine. I can still work with this.

Well, I am sure most of you do anywho. So, it may come as no shock that it is quite difficult to squeeze in a bubble bath, while reading romance novels and eating European chocolates....

...At least it is for me. Oh. Not for you? Ok, no, no, it's fine. I can still work with this.

So, anyway, during one of those..umm..unusually hectic weeks (I only have 52 hectic weeks a year), I try to create, if you will...or even if you won't, an atmosphere. Or at the very least, a non-hostile environment. This tends to occurs on the nights my hubby goes and plays soccer. I power up the Wii for the boys and turn on an "educational" DVD for the little one.You know, like Spongebob Squarepants- fascinating documentary on modern sea life, by the way.

And then I am free for the night, BAY-BEE! Woooo-hooo! Time to get my read on! AHHHH YEAH! And yes, I am totally aware of how pathetic this is.

Any. Way. I have a favorite spot. It is a fat squashy sofa, and I get an obnoxiously-colored quilt I stole from the Cabin and a cup o' coffee in my favorite mug, and settle in with a good REAL book (No offense Kindlers), from the public library, no less. Good and germy!

I like to sit next to this window for the light, of course, but also, I can watch for my brood to fight see my darling little ones have a lively discussion. This window looks out over the patio and backyard. Um, yes, this blinds when my kids are out.

And yes, Tracy, these are new sofas. Give me a break, will ya? Always bringing up my bizness! Seriously! As it so HAPPENS, mom got these sofas and changed her mind, OKAY?? And who gets her sloppy sofa seconds? Me, that's who! It's a burden I must carry.

Back to the story.

Isn't that a cool cup? I have only four. Two Nutella colored and two milk chocolate. See how I incorporated another favorite thing here, although it's completely unrelated to bookishness? That's called "getting off topic". I am not sure why I am bragging about it.

And no, I do not normally eat that many cookies. And if you hear different, they are LYING. This was quite simply for the sake of photography. I sacrifice so much for my art.

But that does bring up an interesting point...are there any un-favorite things that I avoid? Well, yes. I think it highly improper to eat anything like greasy chips or a drippy mustardy sandwich while reading. Or stuff that sticks to your hands, like salt crystals or melty M&M's . Really people. Show some respect for the book, please.

"So," you are wondering, "what about outside? Don't you ever read outside, especially now that it is purdy out?"

Why! I am so glad you asked! Excellent question! That's why YOU are my favorite bloggy friend!

Yes, I do read outside. And that is my second favorite reading place - right after reading inside. I go outside and read when my kiddos are in our Olympic sized lap pool!

Ok, maybe not quite Olympic size...

I usually pull up an antique porch rocker, a fancy art nouveau table, and a tall glass of iced tea....

Ok, ok, so no iced tea either...

...and read. Yes, I DO watch them. I glance up occasionally, at least.  As long as they don't splash me, we are all good.

And that, Gentle Reader, is how I get my read on. So, how about you? What are your favorite readin' spots n' stuff?


  1. Haha I love this post! And I am sure those cookies aren't all for yourself ;D My favorite spot is simply my bed, though I wish I had a nook outdoors as well!

  2. Leslie, it's mums like you that ensure our future is secure in our children. or something like that. I'll bet they grow up with a great sense of adventure and love of reading. You make me laugh.

  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

  4. @Jillian, Ohh, the bed is a good place too. Unfortunately, there are some short people that live here too, and they end up eating crumbly cookies and jumping in my bed!
    And thank you for having faith in my cookie control!

    @Delynne, yes! You see, I am a firm believer in not coddling these kids! No car seats and let 'em eat old paint chips!
    Hahaha, I hope they do love to read and to talk about books!

  5. Lmbo I loved your post :-) Your comment about Spongebob Squarepants cracked me up. It really is a great documentary.
    I am on of your newest followers.

  6. Woo-hoo, Rochelle! Glad you joined up!

  7. hahahha-- Oh, I do resemble a few of these right down to hand me downs from mom.

    The curvy cups are cute and I'm so relieved they aren't boring ol' brown!

    I like to read in bed, at the table, on the couch and in the car-- riding in the car is one of my most peaceful places to read.

  8. I just thought I'd let your sloppy second sofa havin' backside know how much good stuff I think you are.
    Your rotten kids don't deserve you, and I sure as heck don't, but I'm keepin' you and you can bet the farm they aren't letting go without a fight.
    more luuuuuuuuuuv than there are keystrokes on the planet from
    your older, smarter, wiser, more pruney sister

  9. whew! so gad you're not hatin' cuz i got me some sofas - my older, smarter, wiser, better dressin' sister...
    luuuuuuuuuuv you more than there are nilla wafers covered in nutella...

  10. great post, I am in the process of making a reading corner in my bedroom. Maybe after I find the time to make the nook I will also find the time to read :)

  11. Those kids are really having a blast! Watching the kids while reading is my kinda style. Thank you for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)


Welcome to the yakkity yak box, Book Lovers! Your comments are greatly appreciated so please feel free to share your thoughts and ask questions.

Comments/questions will receive a response here and visits will be returned as time allows. We are a chatty bunch but also busy with work/school/family so apologies in advance for any delays.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...