I spend most of my time reading inside. I especially love to read on the couch (picked specifically for reading haha). Sitting there, under a blanket, with some tea or wine and a snack is just perfect! I also like to read a chapter or two in bed before I go to sleep 🙂
Last year I moved and now I have my own place, including balcony that’s looking out over a park. I got myself a comfy chair and now I absolutely love reading there when the weather is nice! No distractions, just enjoying the sound of birds (and noisy rose-ringed parakeets chatting to each other) and the outdoors.
I would love to read in the morning but due to my work hours I usually end up reading after dinner for a few hours, and on the weekends. I like having background noises, and honestly I usually turn the TV on, or at the very least some music (unless I’m sitting outside). I only get distracted if I have cleaning left to do. I just can’t read if I have dirty dishes or laundry or if it’s time to clean the pets’ cage!
My ideal situation would be to read in a comfy chair in a beautiful garden. On a sunny day, 28°C, in the shade. With on a little table a nice cold drink with ice. Some sandwiches or sweets. And absolutely nothing planned, no deadlines, no work the next day, a holiday perhaps, or a long weekend? The weather is so nice and it’s June so you can read until 10 in the evening, when dusk falls and bats appear. I could be alone, or my bookloving friends could be there reading books as well. We’d read funny or beautiful passages out loud every once in a while.
What is your ideal setting to read?