I was contacted by a furniture company recently. They complimented my blog and suggested I do a future post, cleverly including their products. While that’s not what we do here at AST, I was motivated by the idea they suggested: writing about your favorite place to read. Or better yet, a fantasy reading spot.
Wow, that got me thinking. I would love to be sitting in an Adirondack chair on the bluff overlooking the beach at Jekyll Island, Georgia.
Or Big Sur, at Nepenthe’s Restaurant, on a patio gazing across the Pacific.
I found the next five photos on Pinterest. If you’d like to indulge in a luxurious hunt for your perfect reading spot, go there and do a search for “Favorite Place to Read,” then click Boards. If we don’t hear from you in a few weeks, we’ll come looking.
Here’s a spot I’d love to spend the whole day, reading and pondering:
Or here, although I would need more pillows:
Here (look at that chair. It’s upholstered in fur):
Or here. (Your basic billionaire’s library):
I have a place in my house where I work on the business end of my business. It’s too small for a bedroom, so it’s perfect for a home office:
The picture below is where I invent characters and scenes and drama. That white leather chair is where I dreamed up Karen Grace, her sweetheart Curt Hoffman, 90-year-old Frieda, the CRS Ladies, and everybody else. From this chair, I can see out the sliding glass door to my garden. I don’t know if it’s the feng shui or what, but I can really write here.
To keep the space pure, I don’t do any regular work in this spot. I read, write, or journal here. From this chair, I can look outside the sliding glass door and see my garden (although I can’t show you the room from that angle because I’m too lazy to put the comforter on.)
Do you have a favorite place to read? Tell us about it, or better yet, send me a picture and I’ll share it here.