Hello everyone! Welcome back for another Top 5 Tuesday! The prompt for today is my top 5 places to read. Interesting one, right? Let’s see what I’ve got for you. Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted at Meeghan Reads
1. The Exercise Bike
I feel like I talk about this one way too much because I’m too proud of my recent genius. Exercise bikes are good but boring. Books are good but finding time to read them can at times be a challenge. Put them together and what do you get? A marriage made in heaven. The only problem is I like a particular type of story in paperback for this and I’m running out of them quick. Guess I should get used to the strange lack of bulk the kindle has in my hands. And no, audiobooks are not an option. My ears are for music. Besides, concentrating on a book, the music, and my pace is about the right number of things for me to do.
2. My home
Haha, no shit right? I could split this up but, well, my home is a grand total of two rooms and the various utilities, and I prefer my bed to my couch but it really doesn’t matter. It’s all home. It’s not even a favourite reading place per se so much as a very regular one.
3. Public Transport
Sometimes I sit there and think. Sometimes I look at random shit online. Sometimes I even write. If I’m not doing one of those things, then what is there to do but read. Even if I don’t have a bag with a book in, I have my phone and access to Project Gutenberg. Bonus marks if it’s quite a long journey with not too many people on board.
4. My parents’ home
In a lot of ways, it still feels more like home than my own. The chairs aren’t that comfy (one of these days they’ll fix that) but there’s a rightness to going there, pilfering a book or opening up my laptop, and having a good chat while slowly getting some reading done. It’s like I never left at all.
5. In A Pub
It’s got to be a non too raucous pub. Got to have a comfy seat and a good beer selection. Preferably it’s got my wife there as well. Days when I’d hang out at her work during long distance, reading and writing, are some of my fondest memories; sometimes that was the closest to normalcy we had. I like pubs as a place to read anyway, although I’m generally too lazy and cheap to leave the house and go there, but in that particular scenario, they were a wonderful place. I’m looking forwards to getting some of that done soon!