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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

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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