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Subject: Where?
Date Posted: 12/16/2009 5:58 PM ET
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I'm wondering where you read? Favorite chair? In bed? Hidden in the bathroom with the door locked?

I just realized that I've been doing most of my reading in my desk chair lately and I don't know why. It's not even comfortable. I guess I started reading here because it's the one place where my 60 pound dog doesn't try to sit in my lap. Of course, as my butt slowly goes numb, you'd think I'd have the sense to move.

I need a chaise to lounge around on....

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 7:08 PM ET
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Most of the time, in a very uncomfortable train seat.

At home, in a big, puffy leather sofa with recliner.

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 7:11 PM ET
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My preferred reading places are in bed, on the couch and on the treadmill - in that order. But I read anywhere, numb butt or no!

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 7:16 PM ET
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In the bedroom, in bed or in a comfortable chair and ottoman I was given for Mothers Day a few years ago.  Now if I can talk W. into a fireplace I will be set!



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Date Posted: 12/16/2009 7:31 PM ET
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I vary between my favorite chair or propping myself up in bed to read. Lately it's been so cold I've stayed in the bedroom and scrimped on heating the living room. I do read whilst doing cardio as well and makes it go very fast. I recommend the FlipKlip to keep your book open. It's not perfect as it's not tough enough for a MMPB but does quite nicely for well worn hardbacks or tradepaperbacks.

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 7:51 PM ET
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Mostly propped up in bed at night. Sometimes I read when I can get to my favorite overstuffed chair (after I boot DH out)!

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Date Posted: 12/16/2009 8:07 PM ET
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Wrapped in an afghan (preferably with a cat on my lap) in my rocking chair or curled up in bed with cats surrounding me. Nothing like having a cat chew on your book while you try to read.

Alice

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 8:24 PM ET
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Most often, the couch (which is quite comfy, that was one of my requirements) or bed.

But, I also often read in the car while waiting for one of the kids.

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 9:18 PM ET
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I want to start reading where you all read. I gotta ditch this computer chair soon! Before I have a permanently numb heinie. ;-)

I'd really love to have a nice little reading nook in my book room, but there just isn't enough room; maybe if I got rid of more books, but I don't see that happenning any time soon. I'm reading and swapping as fast as I can though.

Wouldn't it be nice to have a chaise with a small table next to it that could hold glasses of champagne and boxes of expensive chocolates??? Then, I could have a young man with the body of a god standing there with bowls of grapes, ready and willing to....  Oops, nevermind, better just stick to reading chair discussion. ;-)

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 9:52 PM ET
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I am very close to your dream location, Valli...well, except for the young god and the grapes!  My husband had our dining room window turned into a reading nook for me this year.  It is a lovely window seat with built-in bookcases at each end, some big comfy cushions and throws, a nice sunny window.  An antique school desk sits next to it to serve as table for my drink or chocolates.  Now, if I could just find that young god.....

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 9:58 PM ET
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<<My husband had our dining room window turned into a reading nook . . . Now, if I could just find that young god??

Christa, it sounds to me that you've already found him!

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 12:06 AM ET
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Usually in bed or on my living room couch!

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 7:04 AM ET
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Christa, it sounds to me that you've already found him!

I wouldn't go quite that far (especially the young part), but I'll keep him for now!  LOL!

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 7:36 AM ET
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I usually read on the couch (with afghans, which is why I love cool weather!) or in bed.  I wish I could read on my treadmill!  I'm going to try again when I get my Kindle for Christmas.  It's not the reading so much; I need to be taken completely away (in my mind) because I despise exercising.  Music works best for me.  But I haven't given up hope yet of getting more reading done while I walk to nowhere...

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 7:46 AM ET
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I recommend the FlipKlip to keep your book open.

I'll look into this device. Sounds intriguing. I usually use clothespins or chip clips on both sides to hold the book open. 'Course, you have to place them just right for perfect balance unless you're dead center in the middle of the book. (I know. I have no life.)

LOL, Valli. Good luck on finding that god. It seems Christa has dibs on him, young or no.

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 9:35 AM ET
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Man, Christa gets everything. Not fair!

*stomps off*
 

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 10:30 AM ET
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Genie, here's more info on their website and it's listed on Amazon as well. I've had mine for a good three years and no complaints - just so you pick a book that will naturally stay open and of course your cardio machine has a shelf that will support a book.  I keep a book in my car with my gym bag that I only reading while doing cardio. Great for a slower paced book you're in no hurry to get through. Page turning is a breeze.

http://flipklip.com/index.html

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 11:15 AM ET
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I read in bed mostly.  Sometimes I'll venture into the living room and read on the couch but I have to have it pretty quiet to read and hubby is half deaf so he turns his TV and computer up REALLY loud.

I'll be attempting to read in the car this weekend on the way to NY but I always get distracted on road trips.

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 12:29 PM ET
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I mainly read in bed  after all the kiddos go to bed - otherwise I'd be interupted every two minutes with a "MOM!!!!!"

In the warmer weather I read outside on our deck with a nice glass of wine by my side.

I also keep a book in the car to read while waiting for the kids to get out of school or if I'm early to a meeting, etc

I've got a 17 hour car ride (each way) coming up and I hope to get at least a couple books finished off during that time, but then again I anticipate a lot of arguing coming from the backseat - oh the joys of traveling.

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 1:23 PM ET
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I generally read propped up in bed or on my livingroom sofa.  I like Valli's idea way better though!

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 1:45 PM ET
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Mostly laying in bed either flat on my back (or on my stomach in a cobra position when my hands and fingers start falling asleep from holding the book up while laying on my back). I have a wacky lower back, so those are the best positions for me.  Plus, on most days, the only time I have to read is after the kids are in bed and before I go to sleep, which leaves anywhere from 20 to 60 min.  After reading awhile, I'm pretty tired, so if I'm reading in bed, all I have to do is turn out the light!

I read in the car anytime I am a passenger and we're going more than 5 miles from our house. Seriously!  Drives DH crazy!  Plus, I'm always paranoid that we're going to go in the ditch and have to wait for a tow truck or get stuck in traffic or something and I'd hate not to have anything to do!  LOL!  Basically, for the most part I carry the current book I'm reading around with me all the time. One just never knows when a few idle minutes are going to arise in which one could read!

In the summer I read in my lounge chair, which is usually placed in the water, right along the shore, so that I can dip my toes in the water to keep cool,  while soaking up the sun!!  Aahhhh!  That's the best place!

I try to read during my son's hockey practices when I have to take him, but all the other parents feel compelled to talk non-stop about the most mundane things.  Read books, people!! 

Very rarely I curl up in the recliner or on the couch with a blanket and a book, but I try not to do it often.  It's nice, but it's also guaranteed to give me a back ache!

 Valli - If I had the set up you are wishing for, I wouldn't get much reading done.  After a bit I'd be drunk and acting lewd with the guy with the grapes. 

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 2:23 PM ET
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When the guy with the grapes shows up, I'll send him your way, Valli....I always share with my reading buddies!

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 2:32 PM ET
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My favorite place is in my recliner with a blanket and the cat on my lap.  On occasion I also read in bed, and have been known to lock myself i the bathroom just to get a few minutes to myself on extremely hectic days.

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 2:57 PM ET
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My apartment is not that big, so bed or couch are really the only options!  Unless for some reason I'd want to sit at my dining room table, but that's not terribly comfortable.

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 3:29 PM ET
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I like to read in the tub; can't take a bath without a book anymore.  'Cept if it's a super heavy hardcover!

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