Monday, June 20, 2016

Reading Traditions Part 1

Kyleigh DunnMost often I am sitting or lying down on this corner of our futon, with the window open, and drinking water or iced herbal tea.

Sarah BrownNow that it's summer, I love to sit out in the sunshine and cool or warm breezes at our picnic table or out on a blanket in the shade, especially just after the lawn has been mowed. Also, it's technically not reading, but I love to listen to audiobooks while I'm driving in the car to and from work, and also while I am doing monotonous office work, like addressing envelopes for our database mailing advertising (I help with our family-owned carpet cleaning business)

Amber Schamel ~ My favorite place to read is laying on my bed with natural sunlight streaming in my Eastern-facing window, but that ideal is not always possible, so I end up with the Booknerd Backache...You know the one. That ache you get  from reading in strange positions, even though you keep changing that position to try to be more comfortable. LOL. I love to find a soundtrack to listen to as I read as well.

Kate Willis ~ My favorite place to read right now is behind our couch. It’s not as crazy as it sounds since there’s about three feet of space between it and the windows to our dining room. I’d say it’s the perfect place for being a halfway introvert since I can monitor the conversation around me while still disappearing into my book. ; ) Other places I enjoy reading are our treehouse, my bed, and sometimes even an honest-to-goodness chair or the couch. I don’t usually like to eat anything while I’m reading, but sometimes a cup of Chai tea is just perfect to set the mood.

Claire Banschbach ~ When I read I usually just curl up in a corner of the couch, or spread out over the entire couch if I have the room. Maybe a position change every few hours. Haha! Just kidding. I don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to reading these days with grad school taking up most of my time.  But if I’m on break or have a weekend off, I’ll grab a book and set up camp on the couch.  But I don’t typically eat anything while I read because I don’t want grubby fingerprints all over the book. For that reason I don’t really read during lunch anymore. 


  1. Love the "Booknerd Backache", Amber! ;)

    1. Haha, I knew I couldn't be the only one that had experienced that!

  2. You all have such interesting, and cozy, places to read! I get most of my reading done from day to day while I'm walking, riding in the car, and eating breakfast or lunch. If I have a minute where I'm thinking about something else, I'll read! Some days I do get a chance to lie on the couch and read without interruption, and that's always nice. :)