What’s your favorite place to read? Do you have more than one? Can you read anywhere, or do you need things to be “just right?”
Bonus points for sharing a photo of your favorite spot. (grin)
Until I move into my new home, I shall find the comfort in the breakfast joints, coffee houses, and parks where I do almost all my readings. As you’ll see, all my favorite reading spots foster a tranquil atmosphere for reading. I avoid noises places where I cannot concentrate on the written words.
#1. Castro Tarts. This is my breakfast joint. The brother-and-sister team owns this run-of-the-mill place with homemade pastries, breakfast, and Vietnamese sandwiches. I spend a good hour or two here in my personal alcove to read over coffee.
#2. Cafe Flore. The corner table and the outdoor patio have seen many hours of reading here. On a warm day the tables on the sidewalk under the umbrella are perfect for bringing along the dogs.
#3. Buenavista Park. Perching on top of the Castro neighborhood, the park has a grassy patch on top of the knoll for reading. Pack a lunch, bring the dog, and sit up here with a book–it’s heaven.
#4. Anywhere by the pool is a great reading spot! Palm Springs, Russian River, Orange County, Hawaii….I’ll be off to Palm Springs this weekend for my birthday. Poolside reading time is a must!