At home, my favorite reading spot is in the armchair in my office, preferably with the computer turned off and the sun streaming in through the window. The living room couch is a close second, though there’s more competition for the space and I often have to share.
Lately, though, I’ve been working on a project that takes me in and out of the city each day, and have been doing the bulk of my reading on the subway. Like many New Yorkers, I’ve gotten pretty good at finding poses to make this work, depending on the train’s crowdedness — leaned against the corner of a car or the back of a door, elbow slung round a pole so I can hold the book in both hands, or one hand on the pole with the book balanced on my arm. Sometimes, though not often, I get a seat. Either way, while it isn’t ideal, there’s nothing like the subway to help you gauge whether or not you’re truly engrossed in your reading. If something holds your attention in an awkward pose in a crowded car… well, I want to hear about it.
What’s your favorite reading spot?