Sunday, June 22, 2014

7 Question of the Week: Where is Your Favorite Place to Read?

Hey everyone! Clara Kensie here. A few times a month at Adventures in YA Publishing, I post a question for you and the Adventures in YA team to answer. The questions cover all topics important to writers and book lovers: craft, career, reading, books, and more. Join the discussion!

Question of the Week:

Where is your favorite place to read?
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Alyssa Hamilton: I would love to say my room, because it's a beautiful sea foam green colour with white furniture and accents. It's all very serene and gorgeous but I hate reading on my bed during the day because it just makes me sleepy, so when I'm home I tend to sit in my armchair in the living room right by the window for some good natural lighting. My backyard would have to easily be my favourite place though. We just redid the patio last summer and it's just amazing. I have big outdoor furniture out there and it's private and there are wind chimes and it's the perfect place to read in the summer!

Martina Boone: I have a great chair in my office, or a couch in the living room. But I also love to read on the deck where I feel like I’m outside and can soak up the sun and the words at the same time. Where I really end up reading mostly is in bed. I can’t sleep until I’ve read for a while.

Jan Lewis: In the bed, I guess. That's the only place I ever read.

Lisa Gail Green: I like reading in my bed. I don’t always get to, because the light bothers DH, but that’s why I love my Kindle Paper White. :D Lately though, with the toddler, I fall asleep when my head hits the pillow, and she has a habit of stealing my books out of my hand because she doesn’t want my attention elsewhere, so it’s been a little tougher to find time. So I guess currently my favorite place to read is anywhere I get the opportunity!

Clara Kensie: My favorite place to read is outside, on a not-too-hot not-too-cool sunny day, in the shade. But between the Chicago weather and my busy schedule, those days are hard to come by! When the weather isn’t cooperating, my favorite place to read is on my bed.

YOUR TURN: Where is your favorite place to read?


  1. Most of the time, anywhere is fine with me, as long as the book I'm reading is enjoyable. :) But the beach is always a great place to read, and my room has an awesome reading corner with a chair, a fuzzy blanket, and a funky lamp that has different colored lampshades around the blubs so the light glows purple or green depending on how you turn it on.

  2. Hands the pool! I just read by the pool this afternoon <3

  3. Ah, well...

    One place I DO read is my bed simply because it's the one time of day I will virtually always allow time for it. It's not often I can stop to read fiction during the day, and will only do it when a book is THAT compelling that I can't NOT read it :)

    When I DO read in other places, I like to be sitting in a cushioned armchair with my book propped on a pillow and a table next to me to hold my drink and snack. That space is actually at the end of my couch down here on the recliner end, though if I were able, I'd create a space in a different room to allow for more natural light and an independent chair. But, with that said, I read whenever I get the chance and always bring a book on an appointment :D

    :Donna Marie @writersideup

  4. Anywhere I can. I always have a book with me and will read while on line at the grocery store or post office, at stop lights in the car when I'm driving.(I know. That's not a good idea.), when my husband is driving, etc. My favorite place is in my recliner and my favorite time is during a rainstorm. Like Martina, I always read before I go to sleep at night.

  5. In front of a fireplace. Hard to justify this time of year unless I really crank the AC up.

  6. Anywhere! Couch, bed, curled up in a chair, outside on my balcony, doesn't matter as long as I've got a book in-hand. :)

  7. Mostly bed, couch, or my writing cottage daybed. :-) Lying down with lots of pillows!


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