Wednesday, March 28, 2012

More Great Places to
Read Everyday, Everywhere

I’ve already started talking about great places to read and today we are adding to the list.  Here is what we have so far:

  1. Read in Bed.
  2. Read while on the Phone, waiting on 
     hold for Customer Service.
  3. Read at the Library.
  4. Read while waiting at the 
     doctor’s office.
  5. Read in the car.
  6. Read while sitting in your 
     potty chair.
  7. Read in a lawn chair while watching your children playing.
  8. Read on a blanket, under a tree. 
  9. Bring a book for little ones to read during church.
  10.  Read as you have your private lunch.

Now for the next five places, I thought I would focus on places to read a book that might otherwise be a giant waste of time.  If you are going to be held captive you might as well have a book, right?

11. Read on your commuter train ride;  Usually when I find myself on a train early in the morning or even after a long day at work, I don’t want to make eye contact with anyone let alone try for conversation, a book is the perfect antidote.

12. Read while waiting for water to boil.  I usually have a book nearby, but I admit, while cooking dinner I usually have my head stuck in a cookbook or in a newspaper.  I like short bites of information as I am reading, so this type of reading is perfect while waiting for water to boil.

13.  Always, always, always bring a book when you are visiting relatives, especially in-laws.  It may seem silly or even rude, but having a good book to lose yourself in while at a relative’s house can be a life saver.   Books not only can be calming, but also can be the perfect excuse to decline an invitation to play charades or join the annual ping-pong tournament. 

14.  Read on a Plane Ride. I would never get on a plane without at least one piece of reading material.

15. Bring a book to read while you are waiting for the movie to start at the movie theatre.  My husband is obsessed with getting to the movies early.  I don’t mind, as long as I have a book.

So, now we have numbers 1 to 15.  I am still looking forward to hearing from you.  What’s the best place to read a book?  Tell me about the places that help you pass your time.  Make sure to leave a comment and I will add it to the list.  Thanks.


  1. I love this post! I have a tiny little MP3 player that I use for audiobooks. That way I can listen while cooking, folding laundry, and doing other chores around the house. I also plug it in whenever I'm in the car.

    I've always been hesitant about reading while at relatives' homes. You just might have convinced me. Certainly when I was a kid I always took a book on visits, but somewhere along the way I decided that this wasn't polite as a grown up. Sad.

    Like you, I would certainly never get on a plane without a book (or two or three). Thanks for this post!

  2. Thanks for your ideas, I will add them to the list. I will have to start downloading books onto my Ipod. I like the idea of being doubly productive listening to books while doing housework, that sounds so appealing! But, in the car my Lil Guy wants to listen to HIS books on CD. It's good, but sometimes after listening to the same story the 3rd or 4th time by request it can be a little much. I guess we will have to work towards listening to short children's novels that appeal to both of us. Now THAT makes me smile. :)