Monday, June 6, 2011

Musing Mondays #2

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Today's question is:

Where is your favorite place to read?

I guess I'll have to say I prefer to read in bed, although I really don't.  The bed doesn't have a "traditional" headboard, so I'm not all that comfortable.  I have to put two pillows under my neck.  But I have no choice -- this is the only place at home I can do any reading at all, unless my husband isn't using his special recliner, which, unfortunately, puts a crick in my neck after I've been sitting in it for a while...

I love to read at the beach!  I stay under an umbrella, well-protected with a slathering of SPF 30 lotion, and just lie back in a lounge chair, relaxed and mellow...  the sound of the surf is very soothing, and somehow I'm able to tune out the sounds around me.  This is soooo heavenly... 

If I can, I try to get to a big, beautiful Barnes & Noble on Sundays.  It's located quite a few miles from us, in the Kendall area (we live in Miami, Florida).  When I arrive, I go on a little excursion to find a book (I always have to buy a book when I go there!), and then head for the snack bar, where I will usually grab a whole-grain bagel with cream cheese, a solo espresso macchiato, and look for an empty table, preferably in some cozy, little corner.   Then I settle down there, eat my delicious bagel, drink my macchiato, and dive into the book, which, of course, I have already paid for when buying the bagel and macchiato.  At such times, it seems like everything's right in the world...

I am able to lose track of time in all three of these places, even the bed.  That's what really counts.  Unless one is able to realize, with a shock, that several hours have gone by, one hasn't really been enjoying one's reading!       


  1. I guess the great thing about a good book is that you get so engrossed, it doesn't really matter where you are :)

    Here's my Musing Mondays (June 6) post!

  2. You're SO right about that! Lol.

    I'm going over to read your post. Thanks for the visit and the comment! : )


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