And no, I’m not talking about certain recreational activities. I’m just wondering where you guys like to read.
See, I used to have this image of a “proper” reader: Someone who sits straight-backed in a chair, or lounges with dignity in an armchair, legs crossed, holding a book in two hands, serenely flipping the pages.
But I discovered early on that I’m not like that. Me, I sprawl. I fidget. I cross my legs in a chair, then turn ninety degrees and hang my legs over the arms, then flop onto the floor and lean against my desk. I do all sorts of random stuff. And that’s only at my desk. So I need space to move.
By and large, there are four reading options for me:
If I’m reading in bed, it’s at night. And if it’s at night, that means a limited period of time. Which kinda sucks if I’m in the middle of a really gripping passage, but hey – self control, right? I also sometimes do work in bed, because I like having the space to spread out. But when it comes to leisure reading, I find that no matter how I start off (leaning back, cross-legged, etc.), I always end up on my stomach with a pillow under my chin.