Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Where In The World Are You Reading? Unusual Spots

I'm so happy to see Trish [Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity], Lisa [Books, Lists, Life] and Kelly [The Written Word] continue their monthly book meme into the New Year. These three lovely book bloggers created the Where In The World Are You Reading? meme to encourage readers to share their book habits based on a specific monthly prompt. It's a fun way to sneak a peek into other readers' worlds. Check out the fun on the introduction post on Trish's blog HERE. Hope you decide to join!

This month's theme for Where In The World Are You Reading? is Unusual Spots. In what unusual spots have you found yourself reading a book? I wish I could claim some really fascinating unusual spots, but I'm afraid my reading spots are quite vanilla in nature. I would estimate that 99% of my reading takes place on a comfy chair or sofa and in bed before sleeping. See? Very unoriginal.
Reading in bed.
January 2013.
So where do I read the other 1% of the time?

Sitting in the car waiting for the kids to get out of school or dance class.

Sitting in a doctor's or orthodontist's office waiting room. Waiting. And waiting.

Sitting on the steps when the day is sunny and warm.

Swaying in a hammock when the day is sunny and warm.

Lounging on the beach. Although I have to admit this always makes me sleepy.

Standing in the kitchen stirring a pot of something with one hand, holding up a book in the other. Some parts are so good you just can't wait until AFTER dinner to read them!

In hotels while on vacation.

On planes, trains and in cars (as a passenger, of course!).
Reading on the train.
London to Glasgow.
Summer 2012.

In what unusual spots have YOU been found reading?

To see the unusual reading spots of other readers, visit this month's link-up at Trish's blog HERE.


  1. What a lovely introduction!

  2. I once read on a ferris wheel.

  3. I read on the ferry going across the river to visit friends - it takes about 10 minutes to cross, plenty of time to get in a couple/10 pages!!

    I, too, read while cooking, Christine :)

  4. Lisa So glad you think so. ;)

    Dru A ferris wheel? Okay, you win. :)

    Janet Of course, on a ferry! Similar to a 10 min bus or cab ride, right? ;)

  5. I have my well-used spot in one of the couches at home, but I can be found reading almost anywhere. I read on the bus on my way to work in the morning and on my way home at night. I read at lunch time. I read at my mom's house if I go stay with her, anywhere where I have to wait: doctor's office, etc...

    I have text to speech on my reader too... so while I'm cleaning the house (yes, I've been known to do that if the book is good), I plug in, find something to wear with a deep pocket, and go to work. LOL!

    The only place I won't read anymore is in bed. :D

  6. I usually read at home, on the couch or at the kitchen table, or like you while stirring something or even in bed at night. Most unusual places I've ever read: on a plane, at the Y on the basketball floor or waiting for a class in the aerobic room or the break room. See, pretty boring. In the car whenever we stop somewhere and I don't need to get out..... Jeez. I need to find a few unusual places to read!

  7. You are the sweetest. :)

    I used to do more vanilla type reading but now I have to sneak it in when I can which usually means at the gym (if I actually go), in my secret hiding spot at work, or in the car (which I guess is a version of vanilla).

    Reading in a hammock. Now doesn't that seem lovely?

  8. Fun! I read in the bathtub, but that's only unusual to people who shower.

    Joy's Book Blog

  9. Hilcia Why won't you read in bed anymore? Does it interfere with sleep?

    Brandy I'm like you.. I don't read in too many unusual places.

    Trish You definitely have to be more creative with reading spots when you've got a toddler, that's for sure! Reading in a hammock is very lovely. You should try it sometime.

    Joy I have never read in a bathtub. :)


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