Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Places to Read

I can happily read anywhere.

But where is my favorite place to read?

10. I love to read with children at my school library.

9. My porch swing.
8 and 7 and 6. It was wonderful reading in San Francisco.
And Utah. And New England.

5. Who wouldn't love to read in a field of lavender in Provence?!

4 and 3 and 2. Honestly, to take the words of the amazing Dr. Seuss:

And I would read in a boat.

And I would read with a goat...

And I will read in the rain.

And in the dark. And on a train.

And in a car. And in a tree....

Okay. You get the idea.

But there is absolutely no doubt about
where my favorite place to read is.

I hesitate. 
I can hardly dare to show you this. 
You will be so jealous.  I know.

Oh, well, I will go ahead. 
If it is any consolation, I did not have this lovely place
until I was 51. You've still got time.

Here it is. 
It is my Reading Room.

It has candles and fountains.
Three laptops, a Kindle, an iPad.

Coffee and a comfy chair.

A wonderful daybed.


Where are your favorite places to read?


  1. Ah Debbie, how right you are- Very Jealous Indeed. I do still have time though you're quite right, something to work towards. I love the photo of you in your explorer hat! You look very intrepid. It made me giggle. I do wonder at the three laptops though. I think I'm becoming jealous of the ipad and the kindle though. If you could only have either one of those, which one would it be?

  2. Louise, I'd definitely go with the iPad. I have a Kindle app and a Kobo app and a Nook app for my iPad. I tend to buy a lot of Kindle books but I read them through my Kindle for iPad app.

  3. I thought I was the only one with 3 laptops, a Kindle and an iPad...LOL This was a great post Deb, loved the photos.

  4. Debbie I have truly been lovin' your top ten posts recently! Joy.

  5. Christina, nothing makes me happier than hearing that you like my writing. Well, hearing that you like my writing AND telling me that I am quite beautiful. That's actually best.

  6. Great post! I love seeing where people read and boy does your reading room like the perfect hide-away for it

  7. your swing looks lovely-- can I come and read there? Here is my list:

  8. Very jealous of your reading room! Great list, can't believe all the people that reached ten!

    I have lonely one :(

  9. I'm like you. I'd read anywhere. Well, except a car because I get motion sickness.

  10. I love how you really personalized your list! I was going to and then I got too lazy :P

    I love that swing! I've always wanted one. And a reading room??! I think I might need one of these.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week! :)

  11. You're the first one to mention reading with children. So cute!

    What I would give to be able to read anywhere in France! LIKE A FRENCH COFFEEHOUSE!

  12. That is a fantastic room! Love it and very much wish I had something like that. Maybe one day!

  13. I used to have a reading chair but even that has been appropriated by the dog, so I have little hope that I could keep a room to myself, lol.

  14. Love the Dr Seuss quote!
    I'm also extremely envious of your reading room

    Christa at Hooked on Books

  15. Oh your reading room is beautiful, and the pictures are gorgeous as well. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  16. I AM jealous! I would LOVE to have my own reading room. Someday...

    Great pics :)

  17. I love this post! YOu have a great reading space. My favorite place to read is Starbucks or any coffeeshop. I get sleepy when I read at home and need the stimulation of being in public, LOL :-) Your reading room would be my nap room!

  18. It's easier to go the other way.. places where I simply cannot or refuse to read.

    I will not read in a car, ever. I get carsick.

    Hmmmm...that's it. I even tried to read during my c-section so I guess there aren't many places that will stop me.

  19. I am officialy jealous!

  20. I would read anywhere but my favorite place is in my big comfy chair that sits on my patio.

  21. ooh, great list!! A Bath for me, I love reading in the bath with loads of bubbles and a glass of wine. Very Very jealous of your reading room :-)


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