Saturday, July 7, 2012

Reading in Bed



I consider reading in bed in the early morning a great luxury. Usually I'm up, dressed, and getting on with my day by 5:30, but on some summer mornings I wake up, reach over to the nightstand, and get the book I put there the night before for just such a purpose. Yes, I preplan such a heady event in order to enjoy it before it happens. I think about it before going to sleep and smile in anticipation.

What is one of your favorite luxuries?

8 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Reading in the morning works so much better than reading in the evening. If I read in the evening, in bed, I would fall asleep! One of my favorite things is when I awaken at 6:30, rather than the usual 5:00 AM, for I know I will feel SO much better all day long. It's amazing what an extra hour and a half can make in my attitude and productivity!
Enjoy your weekend. :-)

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I read in bed in the morning my entire life ... until I had children. I still read first thing in the morning, but usually while drinking a cup of coffee on the porch. A scheduled morning read in bed is a lovely idea!

xofrances

Heather said...

Just last night, I went back into my living room to grab the book I'm reading to purposely put it on my nightstand for the morning. It really is a luxury. A great way to start the day!

wayside wanderer said...

I do this sometimes if the book is really good. I like to read before bed, and if I wake up in the night I just turn on my little light and read until I'm sleepy again. I really enjoy an afternoon nap which is always preceded by a little reading. Sometimes I might read after the nap, too. I find that reading fiction while sitting up is extremely difficult. I must lay down or recline. But non fiction I can easily read while sitting up. (Is that more of a quirk than a luxury?)

Pom Pom said...

Sitting out on the back patio on a cool evening is a sweet luxury. I just watch the birds.
I have books everywhere, but sometimes I don't have the "right one" where and when I want it. I should work on that!

GretchenJoanna said...

I have enjoyed a book in bed before getting up only a few mornings since I got married. It does sound like the most indulgent and summery-restorative activity.

I feel pretty luxurious when I wake up and phone my daughter who lives three time zones earlier than I do. Even if I do it at 6 a.m., it is only 9 a.m. where she is. I like to lie under the covers and chat for an hour. This, also, is a rare treat.

Angela said...

Crocheting or embroidering while lying in bed is a treat for me.

M.K. said...

I think I'm rather the opposite! :) I would never want to read in bed in the morning. I love to read in bed at night, just for a few minutes before I go to sleep. It helps my brain to slow down. In the morning, I LOVE to wake up, roll over, grab a pillow, and drift back into sleep. I'm NOT a morning person at all, so dozing and re-awaking is a luscious relaxation and helps me wake up slowly and face the day.