Back in May, we decided to join 5 Fandom Friday — a weekly nerdy link up where bloggers share a personalized top 5 list based on a given topic. Read the 5 Fandom Friday origin story here.
There were no official prompts for May, however, so over three Fridays, we each chose a past topic to get us started. I covered 5 Fictional Vehicles I’d Love To Travel In, Alice did 5 Smartphone Apps I’m Loving, and Maria finished May with Five Favorite Aliens.
The official June prompts were announced, and I’m so excited to share my 5 favorite places to read!
#1 – In Bed
Reading in bed is my favorite thing, and it has been my favorite reading spot since I was a child. Whether it’s using a flashlight to read under the covers when I stay up way too late finishing a good book or contorting myself into weird configurations while still getting enough sunlight to read by, it is the best place for me to recharge.
#2 – IN The Rain
Well, not in the rain, but when it’s rainy outside, I love to sit on the sofa by the front window of my house. Unless it’s raining sideways, the porch offers enough protection that I can have the window open, enjoying the scents and sounds, without ending up with soggy books!
#3 – Outside
Now that the days are longer and the weather is getting nicer, I’m hoping to do more reading out-of-doors! I find that if the book is engrossing enough, I don’t even notice if there’s a tree root jabbing at me; I once read half of The Princess Bride leaning up against a large fallen tree trunk.
#4 – In the car
While I can’t actually read in a moving car because of motion sickness, I still get through a lot of books in cars. I know it’s not exactly “reading,” but I love listening to audiobooks in the car! Even if I’m stuck in traffic, I am transported to France, Middle-earth, or the center of the earth! Right now, I’m listening to The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (and narrated by Ian Holm) — keeping a promise I made in our Read the Classics Book Tag post.
#5 – At Bonfils
I recently discovered that my body is a platelet making machine, and it only seems fair to share some of the excess with local patients who might need them. I donate platelets every other week at Bonfils Blood Center, and since it takes an hour or two for the whole procedure, there’s plenty of time for reading! Sometimes I can get so busy and wrapped up that I think I don’t have time for reading, but since I’m literally not allowed to move or do anything else (they do offer movies or tv, but books are my jam), it’s a perfect reminder to slow down and read!
I hope you’ll share some of your favorite places to read in the comments below!