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Saturday Book Discussion: Where and when do you read?



Proposed in an earlier SBD was the topic "Do you have a favorite reading spot?" I will expand that and ask the general question: where do you usually read? Any place in particular?

A favorite idyllic spot by a bubbling brook, perhaps?

Reading the Brook

Or relaxing in your favorite reading chair with a pipe?

Man in a reading chair

Or somewhere a little less refined?

Bathroom reading

Or are you one of those walking readers?

Lincoln, reading while walking


Belle with a book

(That's, like, really annoying. Just so you know. I want to run over these people when they walk in front of me.)

Now, don't fool yourselves, you treadmill readers:

Reading on a treadmill

I'm sorry, but if you are moving slowly enough that you can actually keep your eyes on the page, you might as well just put your feet up 'cause you aren't really burning many calories.

Do you set aside a particular time to read, or do you just grab the nearest book when you can?

I have several books going at any one time. I have a book I keep at work to read during lunch (which I usually spend outside if I can). I have an ereader for bedtime reading, and a comfy chair in my office with my physical TBR pile.

Of course I also do a lot of "reading" in my car or while shopping or working out: the magic of audiobooks on an iPod.

Sadly, I do not have any bubbling brooks or cozy libraries around to go settle down for a nice long read. But I usually manage to read a page here, a page there, from some book, whenever I have any "down time." That's why I keep a book in my car, and another at my desk at work, and more in every room in my home. I even have one stuffed into my bug-out bag. 'Cause nothing would suck more during the zombie apocalypse than being stuck somewhere with nothing to read.



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    A sequel to 14, in which the Great Old Ones arrive to eat the world. Kavach Press, 2020, 333 pages Murdoch’s past has finally come…

  • Burr, by Gore Vidal

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