Nothing beats curling up with a thrilling new novel hot off the press, a lilting, breathtaking work of poetry or a classic from bygone days. And it’s even better when you have an amazing place to read it in. In the age of the digital book, people still return to bookstores to buy books and to their favorite reading nooks to enjoy their purchases.
This just goes to prove the fact that for many people there is something extra special about the physical experience of reading a good book, holding it in your hands and feeling the pages crackle as you eagerly hop from one part of the story to the next. People who prefer to read on electronic devices often state that they do so because it enables them to carry around an entire library in a single, slim, portable piece of technology – few things get more astounding than that.
However you prefer to read, there is no denying that doing so in a snug and comfortable little corner makes the whole experience totally magical. Snuggle in to a reading nook by yourself and let the world go by. Sit with one of your kids on your lap and read aloud to them, teaching them how books can transport you into whole other worlds without you having to move at all. Curl up with your cat, or with a good friend and enjoy the quiet companionship that comes from spending time together in the peace and tranquility of a reading nook. The possibilities are endless!
Why choose a reading nook to read?
If you find the perfect place to read, the results can be very inspiring. Many of us do a large part of our reading on public transport: metros, buses, and trains. Or, we sit in loud, crowded stations and coffee shops gazing intently at the words in front of us. It is certainly true that reading is a great way to instantly escape the stresses of commuting! But, here are 3 reasons why reading in a carefully selected little nook will enhance your experience of what you are reading:
1. When you are in a quiet, out of the way place, you experience fewer distractions and so you can truly immerse yourself in what you are reading.
2. There is something special about having a designated space for reading. It’s like a magic circle or a secret spot that only you know about: as you approach your reading nook with your book in your hand, you will start to feel tingles of anticipation.
3. Designating somewhere that is your ‘reading place’ really gives you a mental break. If you work all day at your desk or sitting on the couch and then try and read for pleasure and leisure in the same place, your brain often finds it hard to transition from ‘work’ mode to ‘leisure’ mode But, if you physically move yourself to a designated reading nook, your brain knows that now work is done, and the time for pleasure and relaxation has begun.
Enjoy the ultimate bookworm experience by curling up in one of these cozy reading nooks!