My friend, Sky, and I share a love for all things books and she knew how much I would appreciate the reading space her husband designed for her. And I do. It brought my heart joy, knowing how special this gift has to be for her. It’s one of the most thoughtful gifts I’ve ever seen given to another human being. I asked her if she’d be willing to share it with my readers because let’s be honest, it’s that good. So check it out. Here is Sky to describe the perfect reading space.

The Anatomy of the Perfect Reading Space

The Gift I Never Knew I Needed & What’s In It:  The Necessities & Niceties of A Perfect Reading Space

For weeks leading up to Christmas, my husband could hardly contain his excitement.  He had carefully thought out and executed the best gift, and for once, I had no idea what it was.

I had asked for a melon baller, and would have been overjoyed at the idea of uniform sized cantaloupe; however, I doubted my husband shared the same sentiment.  I prepared my heart for what was to come. I appreciated his thoughtfulness, and adored his excitement, but would I enjoy his gift?

As I unwrapped my present on Christmas morning, I could hardly control my emotions. Okay, I didn’t. I cried. I cried a lot.  I finally had a perfect (for me) reading space!

When I moved past the thoughtfulness of my loving and considerate husband, I was overcome by ideas of being able to read without unwanted distraction, with virtually everything I could possibly need within an arm’s reach.

So, what’s in it?

Reading Corner

What You Can’t See


Novel Teas

Right now, I like that I don’t have a bookshelf in this room. Since I suffer from book distraction, a disease in which you read ¾ of a book, then start a new one, I only keep the books I’m currently reading in there. When I become more disciplined, I might consider one.

Do you think it’s important to have a designated reading space?  What’s in yours?






The Anatomy of the Perfect Reading Space

4 Responses

  1. My couch is where I do most of my reading; sometimes at the desk but it isn’t as comfortable. I found ideas for reading spaces, including nooks using minimal space, and posted it on my twitter account.

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