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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Tell Me Something Tuesday: Summer reading spots

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Question: Where is your favorite spot to read in the summer?

Answer: Honestly, I mostly read sitting on my sofa year round but in the summer I try to sit out on my deck to read for a little bit.




I tend to get distracted though, watching birds and bugs and my little hummingbird that visit my planters. And we sit higher up a hill so it gets windy too so I get cold. Wimp! 

We have a pergola covering a concrete pad downstairs where I planned to read this summer but they're building a house on the lot next door so its way too noisy.

I thought of brining a book down by the water to read but I cannot read with people around me or any kind of outside distractions. Weirdly enough though - I can read with the tv on.


Do you have a favorite summer reading spot?



32 comments:

  1. I love your reading spot! My at home spot is in my purple chair next to our front window where I can also get distracted by chipmunks, birds, rabbits. If the evening is pleasant, I sit outside on my porch.

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    1. It gets pretty windy up there so that's why I'm not out there more often but it's a nice spot when it's warm.

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  2. Your deck is so pretty. I would be out there with you (but not in the blistering temperatures.)

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    1. For better or worse, it's full shade up there. It keep sit cool but can also get cold when it's windy - which is almost every afternoon.

      The other good thing is I added curtains so that blocks some of it. Other than our heat dome it's really pleasant out here in the summer. 70's - low 80's.

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  3. It looks cozy and relaxing! Too bad for the wind.

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    1. It's kind of nice in the summer. The evenings are always cool. But when I'm sitting and reading I get cold lol

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  4. Nice deck :)
    I totally forgot about bugs! But I do love the sun, the heat, ahhh, love. We have so little of it here in the almost Arctic

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    1. We don't have annoying, biting bugs here so I can just observe lol

      I love the warmer weather too. I hide all winter.

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  5. Ugh. My deck furniture are very much exposed to the sun, so I can hardly sit out there and read. My reading spot is my couch. LOL.

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    1. I love this little deck. And I added the curtains this year to block the wind and the sun as it shifts.

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  6. Such a pretty spot, I would love to be able to read outside in the summer but ...well today we have a heat index of 112 and not a bit of breeze....you just can't do it!

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    1. I used to love in FL and I never read outside lol

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  7. I try to read in my backyard but, as you say, it's easy to get distracted. But the novelty of being outdoors outweighs that, at least for a little while.

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    1. My deck is probably the only space that I can read outside for any length of time. But I'm always stopping to look around lol

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  8. I like reading outside as long as it's not too frickin hot. Ha I do like reading by the water too... it's very relaxing for some reason!

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    1. We (usually) have very nice summers and you can sit outside without sweating lol

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  9. My summer reading spot is basically anywhere with AC and a ceiling fan. LOL

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    1. Yeah, there's no reading outside in FL in the summer lol

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  10. I get distracted by things outside too! So many busy critters. Your deck chair looks comfy!

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    1. I love nature so I'm easily distracted by critters, flowers... anything lol

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  11. I'm pretty good at reading with noise around me, thank goodness, so I try and bring a book most places. I read on my front porch if its' not too hot...otherwise, in the summer, I read a lot in the pool.

    Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I wish I could but I cannot read with anything other than tv lol People are the worst for me - like in a Dr office.

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  12. I usually read at my desk so I can listen to my youtube playlist and type notes about the book as I read. LOL
    But I really like your spot.

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    1. Oh that's interesting. I don't think I could sit up like that. Or is it a relaxing chair?

      I can listen to audio books while on the computer though.

      The only noise I can handle though is the tv.

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  13. That looks like a really nice reading spot. Also, how do you even read with the TV on? I tried it several times but I always end up watching instead. lol.
    My reading spot is definitely the couch in my room, quiet and no distractions.

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    1. What's even weirder is that's the only distraction I can read with! No music, no people... just the TV lol

      I think I've watched TV since I was a kid, even fell asleep to it when my parents were watching after I went to bed so it's just white noise to me.

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    1. I can only read on my deck here. Not sure why - maybe because it's very secluded feeling lol Or it's right off my kitchen and I leave the sliding door open so maybe I feel like it's just another room?

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  15. I read in two places fairly exclusively: my bed and the bath. I mean, in theory I love the idea of reading by the pool or something, but that would require being left alone for long enough to finish a chapter, so that is not happening! I cannot read around people either, though I can't read with the TV on like you can!

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    1. The life of a mom lol

      That kind of happens to me with the dogs too. Less as they get older but every 5 minutes I have to get up and see what they've gotten into lol

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  16. My mom could read with the TV on, too. Not me... no music (maybe wordless, slow music, but nothing with a beat or words - I start dancing and singing), no TV... I can read at the beach, but I'll take lots of people watching breaks.

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    1. My parents used to watch tv in the bedroom (Johnny Carson lol) right across from my room when I was a kid so I think I just learned how to tune it out.

      I cannot do music or especially people talking (in real life - not tv) though.

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