Discuss: Awesome Literary Things


The Reading Nook

We all have certain material aspirations in life, right? Some folks want a fancy house, some want a vintage car, and some want both. But for me, and for a lot of people I know, the ultimate in material attainments would be a reading nook. And I don’t mean just a den where you also work, or a window seat dedicated to reading your favorite books. I mean a full-on, completely cozy reading nook decked out with shelves and some pillows — everything you could possibly think of. Basically, take a look at this post’s picture and you’ll get an idea of what I mean.

Recently I stumbled on an old Book Riot post that listed 10 Excellent Reading Nooks and I was just enthralled while scrolling through these pictures. As someone who follows book-centric Tumblrs, I know all about reading nooks and hipsters’ desire to fill them with fairy lights and sip tea in them while listening to their old vinyls. But these reading nooks just scratch an itch somewhere in me. In recent years, I’ve found myself becoming more and more distracted by things and hobbies that are not reading. And, as a lifelong reader, this vexes me. There’s something about these reading nooks that tells me that if I had one, I could get a lot more reading done. Not only would it be a special part of the room dedicated entirely to reading, it would be an incredibly comfy spot to relax.

My personal favorite on the list can be seen in the picture just to the right of these words. Take a look at the post on Book Riot and let us know what your favorite reading nook is. Is a reading nook something you’d like to have in your future home? What other book-related life aspirations do you have? Share in the comments!

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan

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