My favorite times to read

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings where a range of topics from books to blogging are discussed.

This week we’re talking about our favorite times to read.

Early morning

I often wake up early in the morning and I love to get up and read at that time. That’s my very favorite time to read. My husband usually sleeps a little later, but I’m usually up anywhere from 5:00 to 6:00 a.m. The house is quiet. I feed my cats. And then get a cup of coffee, a cat or two on my lap and try to get some really good reading time!

If I get to bed late and don’t wake up so early–especially if my husband gets up with me I sometimes feel out-of-sorts all day long if I can’t carve out some other quiet time to read.

Audiobooks and cards

I wrote a post a few weeks ago about listening to audiobooks while I create cards. I love that I can listen to books and create at the same time. That’s about the only time I listen to audiobooks except when I’m about to finish an audiobook!

In the den with sunlight or snow

Another time that sometimes works for me is to sit in my den and read–especially if the sun is shining in or it’s snowing outside and I’m snug and warm inside. It’s a great place to read. However, I don’t find the time (or make the time) to do that since it’s later in the day and it seems like I always have something else I feel I should be doing.

In the car

My husband likes to drive and I like to read so when we go on a trip somewhere he drives and listens to the radio. I read. Sometimes we talk! I can get a lot of reading done during a road trip somewhere–even if I look at the scenery or talk to my husband now and then. Years ago I even read Dune by Frank Herbert (a 600 page book) out loud to my husband during a three-day car trip!

What about you? When is your favorite time to read? Do you have more than one favorite time?

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

8 thoughts on “My favorite times to read”

  1. I can’t read in the car, I get motion sickness, but I can listen to audiobooks, so I always plug one in while driving. I love listening to audiobooks while I cross stitch. I am not a morning person, never have been, so I read at night. However my young daughter is a morning person. She wakes up at 6 in the morning and reads every day. Thanks for being a part of TMST this week.


  2. Oh, I would LOVE to read in the car – but it makes me feel queasy… I tend to read at night – it’s a lifesaver as I am something of an insomniac. Thank you for sharing – I find it fascinating how and when folks read:))


    1. It is interesting to see all the different ways people fit reading into their schedule. I used to read a lot at night, but don’t so much anymore. (Though I did read until 2:00 a.m. last night and finished my book!)


  3. I like the idea of reading in the morning but I’m so not a morning person and my brain can’t handle it! I don’t do cards but I love the idea of listening to audio books while I do a coloring page or something like that.


    1. Until my brain really wakes up (after a couple cups of coffee) reading is about the only thing that I can do early in the morning…lol


  4. I’ve also gotten into the habit of reading early in the mornings! I either blog or read, actually. I love how quiet and peaceful the mornings are. I, too, have a cup of coffee after letting the dogs out before settling down to read. Another would during commute and at night before bed.


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