50/50 Friday is a meme hosted by Carrie @The Butterfly Reads and I and focuses on the opposite sides of books (best/worst, differing opinions, etc). Every week will have a new topic and several advance topics will be listed in the tab labeled 50/50 Friday!
I’m finally on time for once! This is me getting my life back on track…
Today’s Topic: Best/Worst Place to Read
You can take this topic any which way you please. It could be the best and worst places for you personally, or you can get creative and ponder the possibility of reading underwater with sharks (a distinct and realistic possibility). I’m going to be going with the more personal part today.
In a two story, open library with a window
This right here, is my life’s goal. I remember being in a room like this when I was young (I can’t remember where for the life of me) and it’s been in my mind ever since. Seriously, I would forego a husband (or wife for that matter) for this room right here. Reading in libraries in general is always so relaxing and peaceful for me. They just have this restful atmosphere, especially if, like the picture to the left, they have wood paneling and shelving. The window is also a necessary touch that brings the light in. Reading by natural light is one of the best feelings in the world to me.
Under a bridge at the end of winter by a river
So funny story… I think it was in March and the weather was pretty nice (compared to the rest of the winter) and it was like 65 degrees out (around 18 degrees C) so I decided I would go and read by the big river that I live by. If you know anything about rivers, it’s that because of the open expanse of water, it’s pretty much always windy. So I sat underneath this bridge and the wind kept whipping past me and by the time an hour had past, I was tired of holding the book’s pages in place (I was reading a paperback) and my fingers were blue because, like a smart person, I didn’t bring gloves. It was probably the worst reading experience of my life and I won’t be doing it again. Reading in nature is great (not my favorite but it’s okay) when it’s actually warm out and not windy with no bugs but when it’s freezing and there’s a biting wind in your face in whole time? Not fun.
Have you ever read in any of these places? Where are your favorite and least favorites places to read? Make a post and link up below!
Next Week’s Topic: Favorite/Least Favorite Book in the First Half of the Year