If reading can be transformational why shouldn’t the space you read in follow suit?
Finding a good reading spot is like finding money with a metal detector. The idea of a good reading spot varies because its inherant with the reader. Some people can read in a desk and chair, some outside under a tree, and some on a crowded subway. Personally, I find nooks to be ideal and think that there are some overarching elements that make them a great addition to have in every home, office, or school.
The best reading nooks need to have the perfect combination of comfort, light, and cave-like secret privacy that causes you to manifest an anti-social fervor that reads, “I’m too cool for you. I’m reading.”
In this safe space, the reader can fully escape into the throws of the story and feel no shame doing the following:
Why? Because its expected here. That is what you do.
So where can you create these spaces?
By Your Favorite Window
By The Fireplace
Have a weird loft space you have been using to store your vases? Kick those things off and make it a reading nook. Just attach a ladder and you’ll be far from all your problems.
Under The Stairs
Transform that broom closet under the stairs into a unique little retreat for you and your best books to get away. The space already exists so no add ons other than maybe installing some shelves or placing a bean bag, pad, or bench. Take off the door for more lighting or stick up one of these babies.