I’ve been a story-lover since I was very young, when my mother used to make up bedtime stories for my sister and me. I think my first passion for actual reading, though, was inspired by the Nancy Drew series. Although I would happily receive as gifts one or two of these books for Christmas or a birthday, my friend Kathleen possessed the entire set. Every time a new one came out she added it to this wonderful shelf in her bedroom. I was in awe!
Related to this is one of my daughter’s favorite stories that I’ve told about myself (and of course it’s embarrassing). I would ride my bike over to Kathleen’s house and borrow a book or two from her collection. On one particular day I absolutely could not wait to dive in to Nancy Drew’s latest adventure. So, holding the handlebars of my bike with one hand, I turned to the first page with my other and, that’s right, I started reading—only to run my bike smack into a parked car. Bam! Over we went, me and Nancy, hitting the pavement. Nothing was damaged, not me or the book or my bike or even the car, but I admit I looked over my shoulder a few times to see if anyone had witnessed my stupidity. Then I slipped the books into my basket where they belonged and made for home where I properly devoured them.
So today I thought I’d make a list of the top ten places to read. Obviously on a moving bike didn’t make the list. 🙂 Here are my picks, in order of preference. See if you share any, or would like to add one:
On the couch
In a favorite chair
On a lawn chair in the yard
On a plane
On the beach
On a park bench (nice weather)
In the car (not recommended for those prone to motion sickness)
In the library
In a bookstore
I would have added in the bath tub (not recommended for e-readers!) but I’m strictly a shower person.
What about you? Have I missed a spot you like to claim as your reading nook?