Hi! Ruth Ann here.
You have? You mean I’m not the only one who reads in the bathtub? For an hour or more?
I still wonder what I did wrong. If you know, or can suggest an alternative solution, please leave a comment below.
All this set me wondering about places where books are read. As a child growing up in Africa, I climbed the trees in my yard and pulled up my books on a specially devised pulley system. The mulberry tree was especially handy as I could snack on fruit in season. When we visited my grandparents in England I loved sitting upstairs with a book in the window seat of their two hundred year old house.
A friend relates with a smile how, as a child, she read on a platform under the water tank on the roof of her house. Another friend’s teenage son read in the shower- he braced his back against one side on the shower, his legs on the other and stuck his head, one arm and book out of the shower.
A new friend in South Africa describes Kaapsehoop, one of her favorite reading spots. "There's a natural rock formation and the Kaapsehoop wild horses. I drive up the mountain and sit in the rocks and if you go early enough the wild horses come out of the forest through the mist. They almost look like ghosts. It is an amazing sight . . . This place is a little part of Heaven on Earth.
I’ve compiled a list of favorite spots from readers all over the world.
Ruth Ann and her husband have lived in several countries and are renovating a cottage in the heart of Ireland.