What is it about reading that makes us want to curl up like a caterpillar in a cocoon? For me there’s nothing better than finding that perfect spot to make your own, grabbing a blanket, a cup of tea, a light snack, and your favorite book and spending the next few hours lost in another world.
Often times I complain about my house because it’s very old and needs everything imaginable done to it. I spend so much time whining that I forget why I bought the place to begin with. I have a perfect spot for a reading nook: a bay window in my dining room. Ever since I was a little girl I wanted a big window that I could curl up on its ledge and read a book. I’ve been in this house for eight years and I’m just now realizing what’s been in front of me the whole time. Soon I will make it into a reading nook and I will show the progress of that here.
There’s some pretty awesome nooks out there: creative, imaginative, nothing short of magical.
The wonderful thing about a reading nook is that you don’t have to have a lot of materials or money in order to make one. For some, a piece of fabric hung from the ceiling can make a tepee, a perfect little spot to read. Or, if you have the extra space, a closet is all it would take. And if that won’t do, you can always spruce up a little corner in a quiet room to make for some reading fun.
How about you? What’s your favorite place to read?
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