Where do You Like to Read?

I’ve heard many times that if you want to be an author, you need to read a lot.  Now, many people like to read in bed. My wife, for example, is guaranteed to knock off a chapter or two in that fashion every night.  But for me, reading in bed is just uncomfortable.

Instead, I prefer to lean back in a trusty recliner in our loft.  Minnie (one of our cats) prefers that too; she likes to stretch out across my legs while I read.  There’s a handy table for a drink and other things, like magazines, my Nook, or a bag of cat treats. And of course, the CD player.

That’s another thing that most people don’t like: listening to music while reading. But I find it relaxing to have Mozart, Vivaldi, or Wagner playing low in the background.

It’s my comfy zone. I’m surrounded by my guitars and my favorite classic rock album covers and Beatles posters. And of course, a paint job that evokes the sunset.

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Where is your favorite place to read?

Inspiring Surroundings

When I read the post on Jodie Llewellyn’s blog “Where is your Favorite Place to Write,” I immediately started thinking about the opening sequence of “Ray Bradbury Theater.”  In those images we saw Bradbury in his office surrounded by dolls, statuettes, knick knacks and such. Everyone needs an inspiring setting to write in, and I’m no different. My wife and I are huge Fantasy fans, so I painted our office like a ruin with an open sky and some medieval looking window frames. The planters are made to look unkempt and forgotten.  Enjoy and feel free to leave a comment.

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