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Is this strange - i read a lot in my bathroom. My partner and i are lucky we each have our own separate bathroom. I have a bookshelf in here. I spread a towel over the loo seat, dressing gown on and read each day before getting ready. Often couple of hours. I get up early, get a cuppa and that's me. 

I find total quiet and peace here. It delays my start to the day a lot! 

 

Otherwise i read at the kitchen table and in my armchair during lunch which is always a sandwich so one hand free to read. I always carry my kindle to anywhere any risk of waiting. All are reading opportunities. 

 

So what do you do? 

Edited by Munipenny55

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Haha that sounds a little unusual. However, if it works it works. Wherever you can get some quiet I guess.

 

I do 90% of my reading in bed. Occasionally I'll read in the garden or (rarely) in the living room.

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I think I do most of my reading at my computer desk and on my sofa. I sometimes also read in my library room (where most of my books are), by the front door (if I'm waiting for a package), in bed, in other places.

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Generally spread between 4 places. The majority of my reading is done at home on the sofa either with the TV on or off depending if my wife is watching anything. I also read in bed before going to sleep most nights and occasionally in the morning as long as I don't have to go to work. I've recently started reading in my local library as it means I am away from distraction at home such as the internet. Finally, I also read a fair bit at my desk at work. I am lucky in that I am effectively 'on-call' for large chunks of time at work and as long as I remain on site I can entertain myself in anyway that I like, and for me that means reading.

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Most of my reading is done in my living room, the bath or the pub (with a bit most nights in bed before turning out the light).

 

I used to read during breaks and when travelling on the bus to work and back each day, but I don't have the latter anymore and I now walk to work, so that has cut my reading time by over an hour a day from what I was doing 20 odd years ago.

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Mainly commuting on the train (can't  read on a bus, especially given the standard of driving!), and in bed. 

Edited by Madeleine

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I cannot read in a moving vehicle as i would be sick!

 

It is so good that with a kindle, no matter where we find ourselves, we readers can be somewhere else entirely. How do non readers ever cope with always being in this world? Personally i need regular journeys away. 

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Pretty much anywhere and everywhere.  Most of my reading is, obviously, at home, my favourite place being in the kitchen next to the Aga (usually with cat on knee!), and a mug of tea/coffee, glass of wine, dram to hand, some music in the background (plenty of choice, but needs to be familiar and no singing with the exception of medieval polyphony). We have a ceiling spot light just over the Aga that lights a book perfectly.  I simply cannot cope with talk or radio in the background!

 

I carry a kindle around in my bag (and/or a book most of the time), and read whenever I get a space, mostly on the train (which is my main form of transport).  Ear plugs/headphones are basic essentials on trains.

 

My usual state of affairs in bed is that I fall asleep reading the kindle within a page, sometimes two, so that tends to be completely unproductive! 

Edited by willoyd

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I used to read books on our local coffeeshops but I stopped since 2017 since most customers are getting loud so it ruins the mood and experience for me. Can't find a new place to read especially on weekends so I just stayed at home most of the time even though there's too many distractions and temptations to procrastinate my reading. 

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On 21/02/2020 at 4:03 AM, paperlatte said:

I used to read books on our local coffeeshops but I stopped since 2017 since most customers are getting loud so it ruins the mood and experience for me. Can't find a new place to read especially on weekends so I just stayed at home most of the time even though there's too many distractions and temptations to procrastinate my reading. 

I've seen people reading in my local Costa but I have no idea how they concentrate with all the noise and moving around! I find it much harder to read in public spaces, even in the library, small noises distract me much more than they would at home.

 

I would say my favourite place to read is in bed, but I love being able to read outside when the weather's nice too. I've got a while to wait before I can do that again though... at the moment my book would probably blow away! 

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