Reading is a physical act. I think a lot about eBooks and the kind of reading experience they offer. I’ve written a bit about the Kindle and how I love reading with it. For me, the Kindle has a similar, but slightly different, talismanic effect as a print book. Critics of eBooks are quick to claim that eReading destroys the physicality of reading and that eReading is not really reading because the text is discorporeal. They miss a major part of the joy of reading. The book itself is only a part of the physical act of reading. The other, to me, equally important part is location. Where I read a book often informs how I read a book and how I receive it.
I started thinking of the importance of place for reading after seeing these 17 pictures of gorgeous reading nooks. These spaces are intimate, personal spaces designed to encapsulate a single person in their own thoughts.
Life is tedious, stressful and noisy. I read for escape. Here’s my reading refuge:
Where do you most love to read? I’d love to see pictures of your favorite reading spots.