Hi guys! Today I’ve a very special guest on the blog – Faye from A Daydreamer’s Thoughts is stopping by Books, Biscuits, and Tea to tell you about her favourite reading spots and what reading means to her. Faye is taking part in Mira Ink’s BlogInk contest for a chance to win a a 12-month long paid blogging job. It’s been a highly competitive contest but she has been chosen as one of the ten finalists and needs our support to make her dream come true.
Faye and I have known each other through blogging for – I would say – quite a long time. I don’t remember the exact moment I fell in love with her blog and her personality but I know that she’s been one of my favourite bookish buddies ever since. Not only is she lovely and someone I can definitely call a friend, she’s terribly creative and you can see how much thought goes into each and every one of her blog posts too. I’m glad I can support her and hopefully make her dream come true. If you have a minute to spare and you’d like to join in and help her too and have a chance to win a Christmas surprise at the same time, read on and you’ll find out how. And now without further ado, please welcome Faye!
I would like to start out this post by giving Vicky a huge thank you! I have adored her blog for as long as I can remember and so am glad to be able to share a post with all of her amazing followers! Today I am writing a post about the places I love to read and the ones I usually end up reading in!
Reading is something that I have been doing since I was able to. When I found a report card last year of my book-reading list from when I was little, I had two books because the first had been filled up so quickly! I don’t remember where I used to read when I was younger, but I believe it was probably while I was snuggled up in bed, curled up on the sofa or sitting in a classroom at school. Nothing out of the ordinary going on there! As I am now older, and have a job but still want to read at every chance I get, I have found myself reading in some very interesting places.
My favourite place to read is in a hot country by the poolside because you have the ability to read in the sun, cool off in the water when it gets too hot and then get back out to dry off while you read some more. Unfortunately there are two things wrong with this. The first is that I don’t live in a hot country and don’t have the money to travel very often, and the second is the way the heat (and sometimes water combined) damages the books until pages start to fall out of the binding. So while I love to read like this, it’s not exactly convenient.
My most used place to read is the sofa. I usually end up with the recliner out, a cup of tea by my side as my eyes divulge the words on the page. In this position I can spend hours without having to get up – or you know, really move at all. Thus it allows me to be transported into the world of the book I am reading. This is a safe place to read with no worry that the book is going to fall apart on me – unless my cat decides I’m really not paying them enough attention…
The most memorable place I have ever read is walking down the street. Now, I don’t mean while listening to an audio-book (although recently I have done this), I mean with a paperback book in my arms. One memory I have of doing this was at the dentist. I had been reading in the waiting room and then had to stop for the appointment but as soon as I was finished I had to carry on reading and instantly picked up the book to read and walk as we went back to the car. When I couldn’t open the book, my mum teased that I couldn’t read (the door said push and I tried to pull) and walk at the same time. Of course, I retorted, “No, I can, I just can’t read two different things and walk.”
The newest place I have started reading is at the bus stop, or really anywhere I am stationary and waiting for something. With all this new technology, I got myself the kindle app – and the iBooks app – on my iPod and so now, whenever I have a few minutes to spare, I can just get it out and instantly be pulled back into the story I’m reading at the time. It is handy and I absolutely love it.
When it comes to travelling, trains and planes are where I love to read best. I often feel car sick if I read in the car or on the bus but when it comes to trains and planes, there is none of that risk. And with the music on, it is easy to just tune everything else out and just read. That is, of course, until the ticket collector or the air hostess comes by and bothers me by asking for my ticket or handing me a tray of food!
But really, I have been able to read – and I do – in many different places and while the place does matter a little bit, usually if the book is good enough, everything else just flies out the window. I could probably read while standing on a bed of coals if the book had me enraptured… okay, well maybe not quite to that extreme… but yes.
What about you? Do you have any reading places that you want to share?
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