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Where Do You Read?


Curled up on a big comfy chair
  2% (1)
Sprawled out on the sofa
  7% (3)
At a desk - I only read non-fiction
  0% (0)
On the toilet
  2% (1)
Tucked up in bed
  35% (14)
I don't have a preference
  10% (4)
All of the above
  30% (12)
Other (please specify in a post)
  10% (4)


Total Votes : 39


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Where Do You Read? - 28/5/2008 11:35:56 AM   
homersimpson_esq


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Like the question says, where is your favourite place to read a good book?

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 28/5/2008 11:40:30 AM   
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Up my wifes arse.

Where do you read homer?

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 28/5/2008 11:41:21 AM   
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Generally in bed or on the sofa.
Never on the toilet, I've always thought there's something wrong with people who sit on the shitter reading a novel. Bizarre. 

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 28/5/2008 11:41:35 AM   
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I said in my bed but not just at night-time. I find that my bedroom is the only peaceful place in my house to read so I usually lie there with a cup of tea nearby surrounded by pillows. Bliss. Having said that, the bathroom is also a great place to read. It's surprisingly peaceful.

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 28/5/2008 11:46:10 AM   
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Bus or train.  For some reason I read best when commuting.  Can't read at home as I fidget too much and end up doing something else.

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 28/5/2008 12:26:48 PM   
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Pretty much anywhere there aren't too many distractions. I use to love reading on the bus when I was commuting but now it's generally on my lunch break or on the sofa at home. I love to read in bed but I can usually only make it through a few pages before I start to doze off.  When I was at school I use to read as I walked home which could be tricky.

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 28/5/2008 12:27:12 PM   
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Anywhere I can, on the sofa, in bed, in the bath, waiting for the bus.



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RE: Where Do You Read? - 28/5/2008 1:13:25 PM   
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on the tube and bus,

but if its a good book then i read it in bed aswell


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RE: Where Do You Read? - 28/5/2008 4:17:15 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Movieman Tom

Up my wifes arse.

Where do you read homer?

This is one of the most peculiar posts I've ever read.

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 28/5/2008 7:40:50 PM   
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Quite apart from anything else, I wouldn't have thought there'd be sufficient light up anyones arse to read a book properly. Unless that's where the sun's shining out of.

To answer to the question, I'll read pretty much anywhere, I have the happy ability to shut out external noise when I'm reading, although this has quite often resulted in me missing train stops. Most commonly though,  I read in my bed at night.

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 28/5/2008 10:04:52 PM   
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Usually before bed. So on my bed or a sofa. I can't read on a moving vehicle it gives me a headache.

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 29/5/2008 4:42:04 AM   
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Most places really, but usually in bed. However, I've worked my way through many books while sitting in a parked car.


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RE: Where Do You Read? - 29/5/2008 8:36:35 AM   
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I chose all of the above. I love reading anywhere and everywhere (Sunday Morning I was half way up a mountain reading the latest Stephen King). Mostlly though, I read on the train to and from work as I don't get much more time these days.

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 29/5/2008 9:57:13 AM   
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I only have a shower now but I use to love reading in the bath.

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 29/5/2008 12:56:32 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Kilo_T_Mortal

I only have a shower now but I use to love reading in the bath.


I tried that, but having my hands out of the bath makes the bath seem hotter than it is and it was uncomfortable. With my hands in the bath (don't be dirty, now) the temperature stabilises and it's more comfortable.

Damn, I think too much.




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RE: Where Do You Read? - 29/5/2008 1:18:17 PM   
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I ONLY READ ON TEH INTERNET ONLY NOOBZ READ BOOKZ!

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 29/5/2008 1:22:44 PM   
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I read every night in bed before I go to sleep and always on the beach or by the pool

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 29/5/2008 4:00:43 PM   
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I read every night in bed as it's the only way I can get to sleep. If I don't have something to read I just lay there thinking and it keeps me awake for hours. I find I get though about 30-40 pages a night before I drop off. It usually means I fall asleep with the light on though. I tried reading to the stage where I'm tired and then turning the light off (whether it's the main light or a bedside lamp) but once I've done that I don't feel tired anymore. It sounds strange I know but I've always had real problems sleeping but reading seems to do the trick for me after an hour or so.

I can't read on public transport as I need complete silence to take in what I'm reading. I find if I try to read on the bus I get distracted thinking about how loud a person's ipod is or how annoying their ringtone is.


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RE: Where Do You Read? - 29/5/2008 6:52:47 PM   
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Bed, far comfier than any chair or sofa in my house.

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 29/5/2008 7:05:50 PM   
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I usually read:

  1. In bed
  2. In the bath
  3. On the bus
  4. In my lunch break, which is terribly anti-social but I like it
With the bus it really depends on the book I'm reading as I find I sometimes get easily distracted... But if it's a good 'un that sucks me in totally, the bus could go into a tree and I wouldn't notice.


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RE: Where Do You Read? - 29/5/2008 7:21:34 PM   
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In bed, nothing better although, and feel free to call me a weakling, it can be somewhat annoying holding a book lying down especially if itís a long novel. Occasionally I will read on a chair but I usually think why am I reading here? And yes, reading on the toilet is crazy and whoever reads one of my books whilst on the throne will be forced to buy me a new book. I don't want your poo germs, thankyouverymuch.

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 29/5/2008 7:47:38 PM   
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Trains are great but only if I can get into the book otherwise it's pointless. Weirdly I can cope with reading in a noisy train but any noise at home just puts me right off. Need tv, lappy etc off but can happily read in bed or in a really comfy chair

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 29/5/2008 9:53:27 PM   
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Pretty much always on my lunch break at work. If I read at home it's on my bed with Classic FM on the radio.

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 30/5/2008 3:35:08 PM   
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I read pretty much anywhere, including in the shower, bath, the loo, kitchen, walking along (I've only nearly walked into something once over the years), cafes - I would draw a line under when I was driving though!

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 30/5/2008 10:44:20 PM   
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I read anywhere really, like the majority of people have already said. I read on the train into work in the morning (if I stay awake and don't get cornered by a work colleague who insists on finding me despite the fact I always have my ipod in, and a book infront of me and a very definite unwillingness to talk at such an early hour), on my breaks during work, on the train back, and often in my bed at night.  However if I've just thrown myself into bed with a book, I won't last long - my body and brain are shutting down so I usually give up after a few pages.

What I do love is curling up in an armchair, or since I have no comfy seats in my bedroom, curling up ontop of my bed during the day (if I'm not working).   In one of my old flats in Glasgow I had a huge comfy armchair in my room, and massive windows.  I loved nothing better than to sit curled up in the chair facing the window, reading my book, as the sun streamed in. Especially in the early evenings.

I also love reading outside on sunny days.

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 4/6/2008 4:52:07 PM   
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I'll read anywhere - the big comfy armchair is my favourite spot.  I read while I'm walking as well.  I never go anywhere without a book, and will read while I'm waiting in queues, or waiting to meet a friend or anything like that.

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 4/6/2008 5:23:34 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Sway

and don't get cornered by a work colleague who insists on finding me despite the fact I always have my ipod in, and a book infront of me and a very definite unwillingness to talk at such an early hour),

If I see someone I know on the bus or tube I would go out of my way to avoid/ignore them as commuting time is reading time and not chatting time.  Can't be doing with small talk in the morning.

Reading in the bath is just wrong!  The bath is for cleaning (unfortunately I don't have a shower), in and out, not lounging around in.   Wrinkly fingers?   Ewwwwww


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RE: Where Do You Read? - 4/6/2008 8:24:58 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Hobbitonlass

Reading in the bath is just wrong!  The bath is for cleaning (unfortunately I don't have a shower), in and out, not lounging around in.   Wrinkly fingers?   Ewwwwww



Nooooo, you've got it all wrong! Although you can be forgiven since you don't have a shower.

I use the shower for cleaning and the bath for relaxing in. I only read at the start of the bath so not all of me is wet, and then I stop when I get too warm and when I get the urge to submerge my arms and stuff. I've only ever dropped one book in and that was about 8 or 9 years ago (although I did drop my bookmark in a couple of weeks ago).

And if a book were to fall in? They're library books anyway!

So my point is that you don't have to suffer wrinkly fingers when reading in the bath.

Anyway I've thought of another place to read: in queues. Not very often cos it's not like you can really plan it, but if I think I might have to wait longer than about 15 minutes somewhere then I'll take a book.


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RE: Where Do You Read? - 4/6/2008 8:47:29 PM   
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When I read (which is not as often as I would like) it usually tends to be on the sofa or on bed. The only problem is that I usually read at night and I'm usually tired, so I rarely end up being able to read a lot of material because I usually fall asleep lol.

Do people really read on the toilet? I guess maybe reading the paper or something, but books?

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RE: Where Do You Read? - 12/6/2008 6:57:31 PM   
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I'll read anywhere I can. I would never go so far as to say that I miss the long commute I used to have for college/work, but I certainly don't get any reading done on my 10 minute walk to work each morning! I don't have any comfy armchairs in the house, but as a tall person, I prefer to stretch out on a couch or bed anyway.

It appears that there are mixed opinions on the "reading while on the toilet" option. I confess that it's one of my regular choices! Always has been, since I was young. Used to drive my dad mad!


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