Things That Make Me Happy: My Reading Nook

I love reading.

Books are awesome. I get them from the library. I buy them in the store. I download them for my Sony Reader.

One problem that had been plaguing me for a while, though, is my lack of places to read. I can read in bed, but I’d prefer not to. I can read at my chair in the living area, but it doesn’t have adequate light. I like reading while in a bath tub, but my apartment only has a shower stall.

In the end, I decided to create a dedicated reading area in my apartment. I got a big arm chair (with fold-out footrest) at a garage sale and put it next to my gas fireplace.

There’s a nice, warm lamp on the mantle for good lighting, and a blanket and pillows for comfort.

And thus I’ve dubbed it the “Reading Nook.”

It’s solved all of my “where do I read?” problems. And it makes me happy.

What makes you happy?


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  1. That’s awesome! I think I need to make a reading nook as well, I’m always moving around the house trying to find a good place to read. That chair looks very, very comfy.

  2. I don’t have a specific reading nook but I find myself reading at the terrace recently. I get plenty of good light there without the harsh sun. Your nook is really cozy. 🙂

    • I wish I had a patio or porch or something, because I would totally read there during the day. But, alas, I live in a basement apartment. 🙁

  3. What a cosy reading nook you created! 🙂

  4. Fireplace and large comfortable chair is the perfect place for the pleasure of reading. Congratulations to you and envy you a bit))

  5. I prefer reading in bed with my laptop. THAT makes ME happy 🙂 For some reason I’ve always disliked “real” books (made of paper).

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