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Favorite Reading Spot

Where is your favorite place to read?

 
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brian / October 19, 2007 12:56 AM

One of my favorite places to read is on airplanes. It helps prevent interruptions from the person sitting next to you, and the requirement of being locked in one place for hours means you can focus on a story and book in a way that regular life doesn't always allow for.

The bathtub is good too.

Val / October 19, 2007 10:12 AM

I agree with the bathtub. Sometimes I'll reserve a Friday night to take a long bath and read... so calming. That and I look forward to going to bed each night because I always read a chapter or two before bed to put me to sleep....

Alice / October 19, 2007 12:19 PM

I read a little before bed each night, too. Strangely, sometimes my favorite place to read is in a noisy, public place, like the food court near my work at lunchtime. I always seem to concentrate better when I have the white noise of everyone's conversations in the background.

Alice / October 19, 2007 12:19 PM

I read a little before bed each night, too. Strangely, sometimes my favorite place to read is in a noisy, public place, like the food court near my work at lunchtime. I always seem to concentrate better when I have the white noise of everyone's conversations in the background.

ALH / October 19, 2007 4:30 PM

My favorite place to read is on the "L" and the bus, especially when I'm in for a long trip, followed by the relaxation room at the Thousand Waves spa.

Rolando J Romero / October 21, 2007 3:56 AM

Best place to read is early in the morning, at Metropolis in Rogers Park. the staff is friendly, the coffee freshly brewed, the pastries just delivered.

Veronica / October 21, 2007 5:04 PM

I almost miss the long commutes I used to have from Logan Square to Hyde Park because it gave me much time in the mornings and late afternoons to read. Now, my favorite reading time/place is on weekend mornings when I can stay in bed as long as I want. It's really the only time I read in bed because if I start reading something at night, I only want to stay up longer to finish it.

Crystal / October 21, 2007 9:08 PM

I agree with many others about reading in bed. There is no greater feeling than to be under my covers, with no other obligations, other than to read a riveting book. Trains are nice, but somehow, sometimes I would rather just look out the window and daydream. I haven't done enough long-term commuting, so if I had a daily commute, I am sure I would feel differently. Also, this normally doesn't happen during the school year, because I go to cafes to read for classwork, but I think being at a cafe, like The Grind, reading for pleasure, not worrying about any deadlines or papers due, would be the best book reading experience outside of my bed. I can people watch, savor my cup of coffee, and feel camaraderie among fellow cafe readers. I always envied those people who read novels at cafes (whether required or not, beats my education books!).

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