Sunday, March 15, 2015

Where Do You Read? by Alicia Street

I’ve been so busy lately that it isn’t easy to get in my reading time, but I have always somehow managed to find ways to slip it into my daily schedule.

Of course I have my favorite reading chair. An old cushioned armchair that’s wide enough for me to sit cross-legged or curl up on my side. But that’s a luxury these days.  

Like many women, I often have a book or e-reader on the kitchen counter while I’m preparing a meal. I have a slanted book holder that even has clips to keep paper pages open, and it gets transferred to the table when I’m eating alone. 
Subways and buses are great for sneaking in a chapter or two. And in the car—no, not while driving—but those lag times when playing family chauffeur and the 4:30 pick-up turns out to be more like 4:50.

My fitness club has those little television screens on the treadmills, bicycles and ellipticals. But I always plunk my e-reader right in front of it and, thanks to a good story, I’m sweating before I know it.

I’ve never been a bathroom reader, although I have a friend who swears by it. She even relaxes in the bathtub with her e-reader. No way. I’d probably just drop in the water.  

As a kid I used to hide in closets and read with a flashlight or take a book with me up into a tree and hope my mother wouldn’t call me for weekend chores. And I can’t remember the last time I’ve gone to bed without a novel that makes me struggle to keep my eyes open so I can just get in a few more pages.

Where do you like to read?


Alicia Street is a USA Today bestselling author and a Daphne du Maurier award-winner. She spent many years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher and is a compulsive reader of every genre. You can connect with Alicia at her website or on Facebook or Twitter.

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  1. You're a real booklovers, just like me. I love reading in all of those places, and also on my patio when the weather is nice.

    1. Yes, Patricia, I'm looking forward to the warm weather when I can grab a chance to read outside.

  2. I love having my Kindle app on my phone. Sometimes the only time I have to read is when I'm waiting for an oil change or at the doctor's office.

  3. I'm with Aileen. It seems these days I only get to read when I'm waiting for something or I'm traveling and don't have to drive.