5/25/09

Reading Nooks- Just in time for Summer

Summer is here and with it time to dive into a good book. There's nothing like curling up with a good book in the perfect reading nook.

If you're like me, you don't have enough money to buy furniture every time your whimsy spirit wants to decorate or see something new. I resolve my redecorating restlessness by moving the furniture.
Now if I had a reading nook in a laundry room that looked like this you can bet I'd find excuses to do laundry. "What honey?.... Oh, I know it's taking so long. I washed all the towels and jeans today and they're taking forever to dry. You know how dedicated I am to getting that laundry done sweetie. I'm NOT leaving this room until they're FINISHED!" There. The perfect alibi!

This summer I'm inspiring my readers with new places to curl up and enjoy a book. I like to choose sunny spots and provide plenty of room to store books, glasses, and much needed munchies.

A soft spot between bookshelves is a great place to plan a nook. You can also use the space below windows to create a window seat reading nook.
This lady had a handy husband who could build her one of those castle turret windows and an alcove to escape to... ah... light, pillows, books... a perfect reading nook.

What are you reading this summer? I need a few recommended books!
photo credits: BHG.com

8 comments:

Astrid said...

I joined a local book club so I'm reading what's on that list. Right now it's "Eat, Pray, Love". I'm curious what others recommend reading. I really love that little nook in that last photo! Oh...and that laundry room is dreamy! I wonder...do people that own spaces like that actually do their own laundry?

Wanda said...

Oh, how I adore reading! Here's my latest reading find! What a fabulous book!

http://mellettemoments.blogspot.com/2009/05/redeeming-love-take-my-challenge.html

Jen said...

I recently read The Pillars of the Earth. I couldn't put it down. Have you ever missed a book after finishing it? I missed reading about the charachters. Even though this was a LONG and tedious read, I found it to be interesting.

Steph @ AnnoyinglyDomestic said...

This inspiration comes at a perfect time. I'm currently trying to figure out how to rework our second living room into a sitting room. Gorgeous pictures...

I'm in between books right now, but have had Eat, Pray, Love recommended a couple of times and now I see it again in the comments here. I think that may be my next one.

Stacey said...

Just finished Sundays At Tiffanys. It was a good quick read. I enjoyed it.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I just finished "Ya-Yas in Bloom." It was just so-so. I'll second one of the comments above about "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers. A wonderful story, and one of my faves since high school. :)

-Julie said...

Oooh, cozy! My reading nook is outside under a shade tree while my kids play in the backyard. Right now I'm re-reading the 5th Harry Potter book before the movie comes out this summer, lol...nerdy, huh?

Miss Janice said...

I've got soooo many books on a bedside table...too many to list! I love all of your inspirational photos! I just drool over them:)

 
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