Thursday, February 9, 2012

Where do you like to do it?

Hey gang!
This morning I'd like to welcome another of my fellow blogging students, Susi Nonnemacher. She's a Pennsylvania girl, born and bred, and her enthusiasm for writing and for reading have made the class a lot more fun. Here she's going to talk about her fave place to do it....
I love to read, as most writers do. My favorite place to read is on a beach--the sun beating down, the waves providing the background music. Actually, the beach is my favorite place to be even if I am not reading. :-)

 "Reading on the beach"

Unfortunately, I live in Pennsylvania, about two and a half hours from the closest beach. Even worse, there are only a few prime beach months each year, so I don't get to visit as often as I would like. In spring and summer, when not at the beach, I love to sit on our back patio to read (thank goodness for e-ink readers), but I didn't find that perfect reading spot for winter until recently. For Christmas, my husband and I bought a new sofa. It is a big, fluffy sectional. (We joke that I bought him one piece, and he bought me the other.)

  "I think Cami spends more time here than I do!"

Seriously, the corner of this sofa I ridiculously comfortable, perfect for snuggling in with a blanket, a great book, a cup of tea, and, of course, my cuddly pup, Cami. I read over 200 books on my first Nook before replacing it after 2 years (and a worn-out page turn). I am up to 8 on the new one (bought the week after Christmas), and most of that has been read in my new favorite reading spot. I wonder if I can wear my shiny new Nook out quicker than the first one? ;-) I hear there is a new one coming out in a few months. 
 "Just a little crack--but it still works! :-)"

Speaking of reading, it just started to snow;  I have a crystal-clear view outside from my reading-spot, and a to-be-read list that is calling my name.

What’s on your to-be-read list? Where is your favorite place to read?  Does it change by season? Any must-haves when you are reading—a preferred drink, a pet?

Thanks so much, Susi! I know I always read better with a cat in my lap. What about the rest of you?

S. M. Nonnemacher has loved reading for as long as she can remember. It didn’t take long for her to realize that she enjoyed creating her own stories as much as reading the creations of others.  A lifelong daydreamer, she sometimes claimed her “characters” as actual friends, especially when it meant getting her way with her parents. When not writing or spending time her beloved husband, she can be found with family and friends, at a community theatre rehearsal, at a minor league baseball game, or relaxing with a cup of coffee or tea and a great book. You can find her on-line on the following sites: Facebook,  Twitter, and her blog/website   


  1. Thanks so much for having me, Liv! :-)

  2. Not a problem, Susi. Thank you for the great post - except for the picture of the beach, which is torturing me as I look out into the Seattle rain...

  3. Great interview! My favorite place to read has got to be my bed. I have about 4 different SOFT blankets on it, so I just snuggle in and am whisked away... :D Your couch looks ultra comfy! (And so does your puppy!)

  4. Great post. I'm with the reading on a beach crowd. Too bad it's usually raining around here. Another Seattle rain watcher. :)

  5. Thanks, Adriana & Nikki! Appreciate that you checked out the post. And Nikki, I didn't realize you were a local girl. How we gonna make it till July, man? Bleah...

  6. I'm still looking for the "best" place -- i HATE our current couch, but it's in good shape and I just can't justify getting rid of it for a new one (even though I really, really, really want to!). I have a glider that's fairly comfortable .. but two chihuahuas who prefer to be held make it a little small. The deck on a warm summer day is nice ... but no good chair out there either. I need an oversized chair for me and the dogs! :~)

  7. My couch, a blanket, a cup of hot cocoa, and a cat (or two) are all I need when it comes to settling down with a book. Sometimes I'll sit so long my butt starts to hurt-that's when I tell the BF it's time to get a new couch :)

  8. Sounds like both Carrie & Amanda might need new couches. Maybe one of those sectional deals like Susi has? Where you can curl up in the corner?
    Thanks to both of you for checking out the post!

  9. Two places; 1.lounger chair that really needs to be replaced, but dang it is comfortable with feet up, covered with throw blanket, drink of choice sitting next to me and my book or Nook, #2 would be bed, but I don't last long reading in bed, I tend to fall asleep before I finish the page unless it is a thriller page turner.

  10. Yeah, I can't do the whole reading in bed thing. Too sleepy too fast...