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How do you like to read?

GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands ModeratorPosts: 6,367 mod
Reading is a wonderful thing that many people enjoy doing, but where do you like to read the most?

For me, I like to read outside in the garden when the weather is nice and sunny. Unfortunately I am not able to do this at the moment because the weather is wet and cold, so instead I have an armchair in front of the fire where I can read my book and be nice and warm.

What about you? Where do you like to sit when you're reading?


  • ctpokectpoke Posts: 12 ✭✭
    I can read everywhere, because I'm a total bookworm; but my favorite place to read is library. I sit at my university's comfortable seat and read for hours.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,367 mod
    Ah yes, when I was at university I would do that too. If I knew I had time between lectures I would take a book with me and sit down to read. I have actually been late to lectures countless times because I had lost track of the time while I sat reading.
  • ctpokectpoke Posts: 12 ✭✭
    Who can blame you? Time goes away while you're reading
  • WhisktsWhiskts Posts: 11 ✭✭
    I don't think that there is any special place where I like read most. There must be quietly. So, usually this is my room or any other room in my house.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,367 mod
    Yes I agree that time can pass quickly whilst reading, and I honestly believe that to be a very good thing indeed. Because I like to disappear into another world when I have my head in a book, and this is certainly possible when I am sitting comfortable reading a story that I am enjoying.
  • zakaria_dandouni1zakaria_dandouni1 Posts: 531 ✭✭✭✭
    How do I like to read ?
    I don't like to read I prefer to listen to someone reading for me, that's why I perfer audiio books
  • IssacachayaIssacachaya Posts: 2
    Kindle mostly
  • IwonaIwona Posts: 20 ✭✭
    I can read everywhere. I commute to work by train and I always read a book in train. The best place for me is my bed. I usually read a book before sleeping. I don't have to sit to read a book. I just need to have few, free minutes. Whenever I have some free time, I usually use it to read books.
  • ctpokectpoke Posts: 12 ✭✭
    Yeah, sometimes a few minutes before class are also enough
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,367 mod
    @zakaria_dandouni1 I too enjoy audio books, but only when I am travelling, because I don't really like reading at those times. Most of the time, I like to read the words myself because I can use my own imagination.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭
    I like reading on sofà. Of course my favorite books are ones english. I find a lot of difficulties to do it but it's necessary now for to learn it.
  • zakaria_dandouni1zakaria_dandouni1 Posts: 531 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2015
    Omg @GemmaRowlands I'm your opposite it's only when I'm traveling that really really love to read haha.
    what was the last book you read ?
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,367 mod
    The last book I read was called "Case Histories" by Kate Atkinson. It was interesting, and a little different to the books that I usually read, but I enjoyed it all the same.
  • hazel27hazel27 Posts: 570 ✭✭✭
    I like read on sofa with blanket and a hot tea with me ;) I can't read when I go by bus or car, because I have motion sickness, so then I choose audio books.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,840 mod
    When I commuted, I always had a book with me. I sometimes read before going to sleep. I prefer when there's not too much noise, but I'm fairly good at reading anywhere except, like you @hazel27, in a car or bus.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,367 mod
    @hazel27 what you have described sounds wonderful to me. Being able to sit alone, nice and warm with a drink, and losing yourself in a good book. I hope to be able to do that this weekend.
  • hazel27hazel27 Posts: 570 ✭✭✭
    Recently I had good opportunity to read book for half a day. In bookshops came out new book of my favourite Polish author. I prepared week earlier to be able to afford a day off ;)
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,367 mod
    Being able to read for so long at once is wonderful @hazel27 I bet you enjoyed that a lot. I am trying to put a day aside for reading this weekend, but at the moment it isn't looking likely that I will be able to do it.
  • hazel27hazel27 Posts: 570 ✭✭✭
    I'm sorry to hear that @GemmaRowlands. I will have busy weekend too. I must try harder to not shifts work for tomorrow if I can do it today ;) When I think about holidays, my books and reading all day come to me first.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,367 mod
    You should always get your work done as soon as possible, because then you can enjoy yourself when it is finished. I could never settle down to read if I knew I had work to do, so it all has to be completed before I even think about it.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,840 mod
    I'm like you @GemmaRowlands. I get the work finished first and then I can relax and read or watch a movie. I was like this with homework when I was a student. My sister was the opposite and used to put off doing her homework till the last minute.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,367 mod
    Yes I never left my homework to the last minute @mheredge because if I did that I wouldn't be able to do it to the best of my ability, because I would be panicking about whether or not I would be able to get it in on time.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I like reading when my mood is good and I can read anywhere. But, mostly I like to sit in a sofa in the living room and enjoy reading. Sometimes, in the terrace when weather is pleasant. :)
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,367 mod
    I love reading when I am in a good mood. But also, if I am in a bad mood I find that reading can calm me down a lot, so I do that sometimes.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @GemmaRowlands Many people read when they are in a bad mood but I can't. In a bad mood, it is difficult for me to concentrate on reading. But, again it varies from person to person.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,367 mod
    Yes I agree it does vary. It also depends what I am in a bad mood about. If it is just something that has annoyed me slightly, reading will help, but sometimes I can't get things out of my mind, so reading doesn't help at all.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I like to read books when I am relax as I thoroughly enjoy the concepts and themes. It also helps me to know about new words and increase my vocabulary.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,367 mod
    I also like to read when I am relaxed as it can really help you to get into the story and enjoy it. I feel almost as though I am in another world with the characters in the book, and that is a wonderful feeling.
  • FaridmadiFaridmadi Posts: 125 ✭✭
    yeah indeed, reading requires relaxed atmosphere and as to me, my tendency towards reading is variable i mean sometimes i get to have appetite to read other time having desire for other stuffs )))
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,367 mod
    I would also like to try other things @Faridmadi and I want to try to find some books about British history, because I am very interested in it.
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