Booking Through Thursday – Ideal (May 30)

btt2This week Booking Through Thursday asks the following questions:

I want you to think about your ideal reading experience. Think about the location. (Your bed? Favorite chair? The beach? Indoors or outdoors?). Think about the sounds. (Is there music playing? Happy children playing in the background? Utter silence?) Is there a snack or beverage nearby? Are you alone or with friends/family (presumably being quiet enough for you to read in peace)? What kind of lighting is there? Are you dressed in something ultra-comfy? What’s your position? Curled up? Stretched out?

Now … describe it so that we can all feel exactly how perfect it is … and why.

The simple answer to this question would be anywhere there is a large supply of both coffee and books, but I guess I can be a little more imaginative than that.

The perfect reading spot would be outdoors near a quiet lake, either lying in a hammock or on some kind of patio lounger. The sounds of nature would probably be enough, but I’d like to have my iPod handy just in case, loaded with plenty of instrumental stuff, such as some Ennio Morricone, Arvo Part, or some classical piano. The aforementioned coffee would be at hand (iced or hot, doesn’t matter), with some healthy snacks, maybe some trail mix or unsalted cashews. My family will probably be around, because they all like to read as well. If none of this is available, I can always read in our backyard, as it is fairly secluded, but there is no lake.

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