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
That library photo is beautiful. :)ReplyDelete
Right?? I WANT IT!!Delete
Yeah, I want that library too. It looks beautiful! Sometimes reading outside doesn't go as planned. I've gotten into some disappointing spots trying to read outside. Better to just stick to the library with a big window to look out.ReplyDelete
Yes!! It seems like such a good idea from inside looking out but when you're actually sitting on the grass with ants crawling all over you and the page or it's actually freezing out, it's not so picturesque.Delete
Salt Lake City has a wonderful public library that is somewhat like the first reading place you described. I think I've been in it once, but I should go there again just to be a tourist and gawk since I'm there almost every other month now. :)ReplyDelete
My best place to read is on my front porch. It can be any weather (except windy) and I'm pretty happy to be reading there. My worst would be at a generic doctor's office, because the chairs aren't comfortable and it's hard to pay attention to a book when you're waiting for your name to be called and/or catch the latest viral plague.
Really?? I was just in Salt Lake City last year and I can't believe I didn't see it! I must go back.Delete
Ugh yes I hate reading in doctor's offices as well. Any place really where I'm not able to fully immerse in the book because you have to be aware of the other things happening in the world. I can never really read on subways either because I'm too afraid I'll get really into the book and miss my stop. Thanks for stopping by, Litha!
That library is gorgeous! My ultimate goal is to have a library like that when I'm older and can hopefully afford it. Where I go to school, there entire campus is literally a wind tunnel, so it makes it impossible to read anything outside.ReplyDelete
Erika @ Living for the Books
Same!! It's all I need in life :) Aww dang that sounds like a horrible place to live. Thanks for stopping by, Erika!Delete
Ah. That's a gorgeous library! The wood panelling makes it seem so warm and inviting. I could spend days in there!ReplyDelete
And the bridge story is pretty funny. I can't believe you stuck it out for so long! At least you know never again! :)
Right??? I would be so happy if I could retire to a place like that or come home from work just to curl up in a chair there with a book and a cat.Delete
Haha it was a good book and I was trying to be all Pinterest and Instagramy :D Thanks for stopping by, Di!
Reading by natural light is so amazing! I also love libraries, I love the atmosphere.ReplyDelete
It is! I love it when I get done with all my work and am able to read on my porch in the couple hours before the sun sets. Thanks for stopping by, Wren!Delete
Libraries are very wonderful to read in.ReplyDelete
I LOVE the picture of that library so much. I want one.... Also a bad place to read: in the living room when HARRY POTTER movies are on. So distracting.ReplyDelete
Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books
Exactly!! It's every bookworm's dream.Delete
Haha you sound like you speak from very recent experience :D Another bad place to read? In the living room when Miss Congeniality is on.
Thanks for stopping by, Rachel!
Lolol, I was honestly very taken aback by "under a bridge" xD It does sound awful and I can just about imagine your plight, lol. A two story library open window sounds like the stuff of dreams tbh, I LOVE reading in libraries the most too!!ReplyDelete
Ruzaika @ The Regal Critiques.
Haha yes it is a rather specific area :) It was a terrible day for my bookworm self. Right?? I just can't get over how beautiful it is! Thanks for stopping by, Ruz!Delete
You were reading under a bridge? Hahaha I think for some reason under a bridge is not necessarily good for doing much of anything xD However, a library with an open window sounds scenic and peaceful too ^.^ReplyDelete
Haha yep! In hindsight, I see that it may have been doomed from the start but I thought I'd be all Pinteresty and have a cool Instagram aesthetic... Thanks for stopping by, Olivia!Delete
Oh gosh, that first picture is like a dream come true. I can see myself in that room for a whole day without getting bored. My favorite places to read are the front room of my home (no one goes in there and it's my own little peace and quiet in a normally noisy home!) or outside on my porch. We have an umbrella though to get rid of all that pesky wind you would find under a bridge! I'll make sure not to ever give that a try! xDReplyDelete
Right??? I would live there and be happy for years if I could. Oo yes to both of those! I also love reading on my porch in the spring/summertime :) Thanks for stopping by, Genni!Delete