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Cozy Reading Nooks

I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all had a pretty rough winter. The sad news is that it isn’t even over yet! I have come home from work on many evenings and have wanted nothing more than to curl up with a good book and keep warm in a heavy cardigan. The only thing that could make that scenario even more appealing is my own personal reading nook.

As a quick disclaimer, I will say that it’s possible I’ve already posted about reading nooks for an Awesome Literary Things post. In fact, it’s more than possible. But sometimes, when it’s freezing cold outside, you just need to look at some pictures of reading nooks on a Tuesday morning. Do you agree? If so, read on!

This time, the cozy, aspirational reading nooks are coming to us courtesy of the Design Sponge website, which is a design blog. A little while ago they posted a wonderful list of 10 Cozy Reading Nooks. As readers of this blog will know, I love looking at pictures of other people’s bookshelves. My second favorite thing to look at is reading nooks. As you can imagine, this list was very fun for me to look at.

So many of these reading nooks are adorable and I wish I could transplant them directly into my house with just a click of my mouse. Some are cramped and block out all other distractions so that you can read in peace, like the first one on the list (I would also like the house surrounding this particular reading nook). But others are light, airy, and open, such as the fifth one down on the list. I love the variety displayed on this list. That makes me wonder what you would like to see in your own, personal reading nook?

What would your ideal reading nook look like? What would be included? What would be excluded? Share in the comments!

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan