When I started thinking about this post, I was in our backyard in a comfy Adirondack under the canopy of our mini-forest and garden. Usually, I read here when our cat, Maggie, wants to be outdoors. We live with dogs on three sides and on a busy street, Maggie is an indoor kitty who loves being outside, so she has to be harnessed and leashed — and watched that she doesn’t get herself tangled up too often.
On this particular day, as I thought about how I love summer and reading outdoors, I thought about when the weather turns cooler and, here in the NW, our daily drizzle returns.
Then what would I consider my favorite fall and winter and yes, springtime, favorite place to read?
In less perfect weather, I have several options for reading and here are a few of them:
- my comfy chair next to the fireplace, together with a good book and a glass of Oregon wine.
- I’ll take the sofa on the other side of the fireplace. (Disclaimer: This is not me, a woman totally averse to having her picture taken.)
- Ledding Library in Milwaukie, OR. Comfortable reading area, quiet, also a good space for writing.
- is my favorite bookstore in Portland and it has the most awesome cafe and coffee shop set up for reading, studying, discussion.
- Lastly, if all else fails, I’ll head for The Blue Kangaroo Coffee Roasters. Quiet, comfortable, and good coffee.
These are my favorites. Personally, anytime I can be reading, wherever it may be, is a good place to pick up a good book and open the covers to see what can be found inside.
NOW, where are your favorite places to read? Take a minute to share with us and see who comes up with the most interesting place or places.
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NEXT UP: I’ve just finished reading J.G. McNease’s The Last Navigator, and I’ll be sharing my thoughts on this intriguing work with you.