My Favorite Places to Read

I’m a reader. If you’re here, you’re a reader too. As a reader, one of the greatest struggles is finding a place where I can actually be comfortable reading! It is a struggle. So here’s a list of my favorite and maybe strangest places!

A Hammock

You may have noticed that my blog name is HammockofBooks. Well, I’d be lying if I said I regularly read in a hammock. I’ve only been in a hammock a couple of times in my life. Honestly, I chose this name because 1) A hammock sounds like a good place to read in, and 2) it rhymes. I love rhyming. Who doesn’t?

Stop judging.

Pair of Red-and-white Low-top Sneakers

The Couch

The couch is a great place to read! I can lie on my right side, and then when I get uncomfortable (inevitably), I can lie on my left side! And better yet, I can put my feet up on the ottoman, which we only recently got. Yes, I tell you, I spent so many YEARS reading with an ottoman to put my feet on.

Tragic.

 

The Library

In all seriousness, the library is probably the best place to read. Why? Why, because there are THOUSANDS OF BOOKS around you. FREE BOOKS. If you want a book, get up and go get it. And it’s quiet (hopefully!) so you don’t have to deal with your family walking around and making a ruckus and asking pesky questions like what are you reading? And then getting annoyed when I either 1) grunt and tell them to go away so I can actually read, or 2) launch into an hour long monologue about all my favorite parts and go on, and on, and on.

Whoops. That paragraph somehow got off topic from the library.

Library Filled With Bookcases

In Class After A Test

Sometimes after tests, the teacher will say no phones until all the tests are turned in. This is an infinite struggle because how else will I text my friends the sob story about how hard the test was, and how my life was ruined? But, on the plus side, I can fall into a book, into a world where “I” (hopefully it’s a first person narrator) have a perfect boyfriend, cool secret powers, and a life that may seem awful at times but will ultimately resolve itself by the last chapter (no tearjerkers allowed after tests!)

 

At The Beach

If you’ve never read at the beach, do it! It’s actually really relaxing, with the waves crashing in the background, and, preferably, an open bag of potato chips next to you (but don’t get any greasy fingers on the precious book!) I used to try to use my phone at the beach, but it gets impossible to see the screen when it’s so bright out so why not read??

Seaside

At Your Desk

Why at the desk, you might ask? Because if you’re at your desk, you’re probably supposed to be doing work of some kind. Maybe even calculus problems. And why do calculus problems when you could be reading?

 

On Your Patio

Reading outside can be really refreshing! Just like at the beach. Fresh air, sounds of birds twittering, plenty of sunshine. Just make sure that your neighbor isn’t loudly moving their lawn that day. Because if I’m in the middle of a suspenseful scene and get interrupted by a loud mover, I can’t be held accountable for my actions.

 

In Your Bed

My absolute favorite place to read. Why read anywhere else when your bed is so comfortable! Of course, the only problem is getting sleepy, when your eyes are determined to shut so you can get some sleep since you have to wake up at 6 AM the next day (or that day if you’re up until 2 AM reading) but you won’t be controlled by those traitorous eyelids! You’ll stay up reading because darn it, it’s just getting good!

 

In The Kitchen

Reading is probably the best thing in the world. The only thing that could challenge it is food. Therefore, reading in the kitchen combines the two best things in the world, reading and food! What more could a girl ask for? Especially if you’re reading something sad: get that chocolate ready!

Shallow Focus Photography of Chocolate Cupcakes

And that was my notserious list of my favorite places to read? Where are your favorite places to read?

 

ALSO I somehow just crossed 200 followers??? Thank you guys all soooooo much ❤ ❤ I was so nervous to actually make a blog I was like there’s no way I’ll ever figure this thing out (I still don’t know what I’m doing truth be told) and I somehow have 200 followers!! *gives everyone a slice of cake*

 

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25 thoughts on “My Favorite Places to Read

  1. Congrats on 200! I totally agree, these are all great places to read. Really, reading is great anywhere haha. I think my favourite place to read is definitely my bed as well. Great post!

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  2. Cool! 200! Congrats! and for the favorite reading places, couch and library! wohooo!! I used to really like reading while commuting but now i get headache. *sad panda* Have a great weekend!

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  3. 200 followers!! Congrats 🙂 I love reading on the beach, it’s probably my favorite. And I actually only live about 20 minutes from the beach so that’s a plus. But most of the time I just read on my couch, which is nice too. But sadly I have no ottoman.

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  4. Such a fun post!! I love reading on the beach, on my patio, in parks, and essentially anywhere in nature the most! 🙂 If I’m indoors, a big cozy chair, a sofa I can stretch out on, or a warm bubble bath! Congratulations on 200 followers!! 🙂

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  5. I used to *love* reading after tests in school. I’m usually a pretty fast test taker, so I always had spare time after tests, and I just had to take advantage of such a quiet atmosphere. I get so distracted if there’s any amount of sound while I’m reading. Reading at the beach sounds lovely, too. I’ve never done it! I don’t live near the beach and don’t often go on vacations near beaches, so I never get the chance. It sounds super relaxing, though!

    My favorite place is probably my couch. It’s not that comfortable to sit on cause it kinda sucks you in and it hurts my back after a while, but it’s soooo comfy to lay on and read.

    And congrats on 200 followers!!!

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  6. I loved this post! 😄
    I definitely agree the bed is THE best reading spot, because it’s sooo cozy! Since I primarily read in the evenings, it’s usually my go to place to lie down and read my book ♥ The couch is close second, because it’s cozy as well! And I really need to read in my library, because I haven’t been doing that yet BUT they have couches and hot drinks, so I should do that 🙂

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  7. Congrats on 200 followers, Kay! You totally deserve it. Your blog is full of awesome content! And all of these sound like such relaxing places to read. Knowing me though, I’d probably be clumsy on the beach and drop my book into the sand (or worse, the waters)!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kat ❤ ❤ And let's just ignore the burning shame I will forever carry for that one library book that I got all wet and wrinkly from the beach…I harmed a library book…I'm a horrible person…*dies*

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  8. Congrats to 200 followers! 🙂 Reading in the kitchen would be way too distracting! The food would be calling to me! Haha. Also, I would love a pato to read on! It would be so nice and relaxing. The last time I read on the beach I got really bad sunburn because I was too busy reading…whoops! Awesome post!

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  9. Great list! I love reading outside as well… And beach reading is so relaxing. Although there is no place like my bed. Hammocks are comfy for reading as well, but since I have to move a lot of stuff in the patio to make room for it every time I want to us it, I mostly opt for a different place instead haha. Congrats on the 200 followers!

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