Find the Right Spot
This article first appeared at the Writers At Play blog, July 5, 2008.
Do you know where your spot is? You’re reading spot, of course! (What did you think I was referring to, huh? Hush, Tawny.)
I don’t know about you, but my current favorite reading spot is out on my deck, the sun setting and a glass of Chardonnay next to me. However, I’ve been known to read anywhere I can: in the car tooling around town (I’m not driving), at the beach, on a boat, in bed, on the couch oblivious to my surroundings. I’ve taken books to sporting events, the doctor’s office, the subway. I’m not coordinated enough to read while walking on the treadmill, but I know people who manage that (ahem, Leslie). I’m such an avid reader that I download audio books to my iPod to listen to while working out on the treadmill. I just can’t let that time pass without absorbing a story somehow. I’ll even confess that I’ve read a book while sitting in stop-and-go traffic (mostly stop).
Basically, I find my spot all the time and am a happier woman for it. What about you? What is your favorite spot to read a good book? Where is the most unusual place you’ve ever taken a book?
Lisa Paitz Spindler a.k.a “Danger Gal” knows how to mix Science Fiction with Romance. Check out her blog, where Danger is a Gal’s Best Friend. She’s also currently searching for the perfect itty bitty booklight so she can read in the dark.