Reader Friday: Favorite Reading Spot

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

Do you have a favorite reading spot? Is it seasonal? If so, where do you read in the off-season?

Do you have a ritual, like sitting in a certain comfy chair or prepping with a nice cup of tea?


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Member of MWA, Sisters in Crime, and ITW, Sue Coletta is an award-winning crime writer of psychological thrillers. She also writes true crime: PRETTY EVIL NEW ENGLAND hits bookstores Sept. 1, 2020, published by Globe Pequot, the trade division of Rowman & Littlefield Group. For three years running, Feedspot awarded her Murder Blog as one of the Top 50 Crime Blogs on the Net (Murder Blog sits at #5). Learn more about Sue and her books at

20 thoughts on “Reader Friday: Favorite Reading Spot

  1. Oh! This is one I’m looking forward to figuring out. I just finally was able to move out of the apartment from hell into a more relaxing space. I don’t yet know where my perfect reading space will be but I suspect it will be while draped over my nice comfy Lazy Boy recliner that I now can actually have out and use!

    Bur really, because time is so sparse, I read whenever & wherever I can. That’s why I’m so grateful for the Kindle. Carrying a ton of books on the go is so easy now.

    Can’t read in bed because the minute I climb into bed, I go to sleep.

  2. We converted my daughter’s old bedroom into a combination guest room/den. I like to sit there and read for an hour or so before I go to bed, preferably with the window open if the weather permits.

    Runner-up is to sit on the patio with a cool beverage in the summer, if I can find a way to consistently keep the bugs from eating me alive. There are downsides to living right next to a wooded area. Very few–maybe only this one–but they exist.

    • Agreed, Dana! I would love to read on the deck in the late afternoon/early evening, but the bugs are vicious. We’re hoping to screen it in this year and buy a floating fountain that’ll move the water in our pond. Mosquitos love stagnant water, and we don’t have nearly enough bats to eat them all. 🙂

      Your converted den sounds lovely. Happy reading!!!

  3. Bed
    Bathroom (cliche I know)
    Living room chair.

    More and more, wherever I need to wait on a computer to update. Kindle on the phone at work.

    • Lucky you, Jim!!! My brother-in-law lives near Orange, I think, with a weekend getaway cabin on Big Bear. I keep telling my husband we should plan to visit one of these days. Until then, I’ll live vicariously through you. 🙂

  4. I am as nonritualistic in the rest of my life as I am religious. The bigger problem is for me to find a book that will suck me in and make me forget my surroundings.

  5. The floor, propped up on my elbows. Hey, it’s cooler down there. (I live in Virginia, not HOT hot, but hot enough.) In the middle of winter I’ll burrow into the sofa with an afghan or two draped over me.

  6. I have a whole ritual of getting ready for bed. Dim lights, hot shower, cuddling with my pups and a good book. I read every day.

    I also love audio books & listen in bed in the dark until I fall asleep. It’s like someone reading me a bedtime story.

  7. I read in my car quite a bit (not while I’m driving). I also read on (not in) the bed when I’m in hotels. Beggars can’t be choosers I guess. So long as I’m comfortable, location makes no difference.


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