I have for the LONGEST TIME, wanted a space solely for reading. My dream evolved around a comfy chair, a lamp and a safe cozy place to read.
I got it in February of this year after many pleas to my man unit to let me convert a corner of my apartment into a book Nook.
The decluttering process was grueling. But I managed it. And I scoped out a non recliner rocker and purchased it from Amazon.
Complete with Tardis lamp, a side table, and handmade throw pillows, my book nook became a reality.
I was even able to put my art on the walls. (Harry Potter diaramma, signed Neil Gaiman poster…).
What my ultimate goal was, was to have a comfy space to read that wasn’t the bed. Living in a one bedroom apartment can be both maddening and feel like a cracker box at times. But, we learn to make due with the space provided. 2 of my bookshelves are in this area (2/7) and I usually stack my library books next to my chair. It’s also where I spend my mornings drinking my coffee and cuddling a lap cat.
When she doesn’t steal my comfy chair, that is. 😉
Having a reading space is important. So important. It’s like a shrine to the literary gods. A place of solace and solitude. It’s a place that is safe and I can find my center.
I still read on the couch, in bed, in the tub, and in my car. But having my book book made me happy. 🙂