Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Favorite Places to Read

I skipped out on last week's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, because I couldn't really think of literary characters I'd want to be BFFs with.  I usually do the top 10 if either it's something I've thought about before or if it's something I can think of some answers to right off the bat.  But like the worst character names, the topic just made me go "meh," so I didn't bother. But I am back this week for the topic: Favorite Places to Read.  As usual we'll see if I can make it to 10.  Also as usual (though I don't always state it) the answers are in the order I thought of them, not in any "most to least" favorite order.  I usually read curled up on the couch or maybe in bed but here are my favorite places to read

  1. Central Park - At least when the weather is nice.  I love Central Park and it is probably one of my favorite places to be overall.  Having a book only makes it better.  I usually read over by the baseball fields, since I'm usually with Boyfriend and we're either watching some team play or he and his friends are playing.
  2. The Beach - For the most part any beach will do, so long as it has nice sand, it's not too windy, it's warm and I have an umbrella.  I am far to pale to actually sit out in the sun so the umbrella is key.
  3. My friend's giant pink chair - I wish I had a picture of this thing.  It was a chair you could comfortably fit 2 (very close) people in.  It was squishy and soft and the best place to curl up. 
  4. Boston Public Gardens - If you've seen Good Will Hunting the Public Gardens are where Robin Williams and Matt Damon go to sit on a bench and talk, out by the swan boats.  It has more shade (so pale) and more benches than the Commons has and is generally a more relaxing place.
  5. The T - I know, I know, I hate the T so how is this one of my favorite reading spots? Hear me out: if I have to take a long subway ride AND I get a seat (preferably with no one on either side of me) I can get a lot of quality reading done because I'm so focused on blocking everything out that I can get fully absorbed into the book.  I haven't had this experience in awhile and I miss it.
Alright, so I only made it to 5.  I'm sure there are more great places to read I'm not thinking of.  So where are your favorite places to read?