Friday, July 19, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday: Book Vacay

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The question for this week is:
Book Vacay: Where is the best destination reading spot for you?
(Where do you like to go to read other than your home?)

Choice place to read for me always depends on the season and weather. By a fireplace during the winter, inside a screened porch when it's raining, or in a large, body-hugging arm chair in an air-conditioned room if it's over ninety degrees outside. Right now, during the summer, the best place is my in-laws' lake, Lac La Belle (Oconomowoc, WI). With the view, the pontoons chugging by, the sound of the water lapping against the stone, and a gravity chair, which I've just discovered is awesome for laying out on once you get the over the falling feeling the second you lay all the way back, the place is so relaxing. I'm there every weekend. Wouldn't miss the chance.

Now if I were fortunate enough to have an actual book vacay with no distractions or interruptions, best place would be a cabin at Lake Tahoe or in Napa Valley or the Alps in the late fall. While I enjoy reading outside the best, I'm not a fan of burning hot weather and the sun beating down on me and my Kindle. :P

What about you? What's the best or favorite place to read?
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  1. Wow, that lake looks like an amazing place to read! I love reading by the water, too. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. There is nothing like reading by the water. :) Thanks for stopping by and following. Followed you back. ;) Enjoy your weekend!

  2. A screened porch when it's raining sounds awesome! Love it! Old GFC follower.
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  3. Looks so relaxing :)

  4. All those places sound perfect.

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  5. Sounds like a nice place! Like your spots too! I hate the hot humid weather too! That's what I am enduring this week in St. Louis. It's dreadful! I do my reading indoors generally, but can usually read anywhere as long as the temperature is good--hence the indoor reading!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  6. All of those places sound perfect :) Right now I would kill for some cold weather! Happy Friday! New GFC follower.


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  7. Wow, it looks like such a relaxing place :D Wish I was there with my kindle too, lol. Thanks for stopping by. Now, also following you via Linky.

  8. You had me as soon as you said "inside a screened porch when it's raining" :) ...I love the rain and I never even thought to sit on my porch and read while reading *sighs* and it has been raining a lot lately but I'm in Fl and it never rains for more than a few minutes :(

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  9. Beautiful view! I love reading by the water as well. Thanks for visiting my blog. New follower via Goodreads.

  10. Sounds like my kind of place. I love Napa too! Thanks for visiting and following. I'm following using Feedly.

  11. Raina, those all sound lovely! I like to read anywhere I can but outdoors is always nice when the weather is as well. ;)

    I hope your weekend was fantastic!