Because we’re all readers I wanted to ask you where do you read?
When I was younger I always read in my bed, but now I tend to fall asleep within seconds (maybe I need a new pillow, or a stone). I still spend most of my reading time at home, either on the couch or at the dining table, but is it my favorite place to read?
I started thinking and the answer surprised me a bit, but before I get there allow me to go through the other options. When I’m at home I get easily distracted, there’s always something to do and if there isn’t there’s my Bigger Half demanding that we finally should spend some quality time together and ‘will you ever put this book down’ (the answer is ‘yes, when I finish’). Then I thought of a plane, but I have a weird kind of motion sickness that makes me fall asleep within second of boarding the plane, I start yawning as soon as I enter the airport, so this was a no go. I do enjoy reading on the train when I go to the airport, but sometimes I get distracted by everything I see outside the window. And this is how I got my winner:
Officially, my favorite place to read is the Tube (if I manage to get a seat, of course, there’s no fun in hanging of a pole and trying to turn a page in The Luminaries for example). In the Tube I can focus, no one talks to me, because they’re so busy pretending they cannot see any other people, there’s nothing to see out the window, so no distraction, lovely. It happened to me to miss my stop because of a book, I did wish a signal failure would happen so I can finish the chapter. Let me just mention I do not commute on the Tube to work I usually use it in the evening or weekends, so my levels of Tube-hate are probably lower than your average Londoner’s.
Where do you read?
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