Friday, November 8, 2013

Reading Room

Once upon a time, my favorite reading room was the upper gallery of Sharky's restaurant.
There, coconut palms provided abundant shade and, during daytime hours,
 the deck offered a quiet, customer-less room-with-a-view to relax with a book.
Alas, tropical storms wiped out the hospitable palms
and I lost my lovely green aerie.

The fishing pier, extending from Sharky's lower deck restaurant,
offers a more earthly room~~an inviting avenue of shade at the edge of the water.
Sun worshipers have no use for the shady side of the pier space so, book in hand, I'm comfortable  here on my beach chaise, feet pressed luxuriously into the cool sand.
Close by, waves add a repetitive sound to soothe and quiet the restless soul.

I'm reading the third part of Jane Stevenson's historical trilogy:
The Winter Queen
The Shadow King
The Empress of the Last Days

What are you reading these days?
Where is your favorite reading spot?


rosaria williams said...

Perfect! I can just see you there, just off the photo.

S. Etole said...

Looks like the perfect place to be. I'm not reading anything at present but hope to find something for the chilly days ahead.

Dewena Callis said...

What an amazing photograph showing underneath the dock! And also that you have such a shady place to read. I don't know the books you're reading but they sound interesting.

I've begun reading my Christmas books, starting with a favorite, Bess Streeter Aldrich's Journey Into Christmas. I love the old stories this time of year.

I read in my personal chair in my bedroom, feet on a hassock, but I do envy you your beach reading room!

Stan said...

I'm reading Winston Churchill again, but this time supplementing with Stephen Ambrose's "D Day" in preparation for our winter in New Orelans where we'll enjoy the WW II museum. Today, in an ironic twist, I read the book in the Veterans Affairs waiting room, surrounded by World War II vets. I was there for a sonogram.
Meanwhile, Katie is reading her beloved John Grisham, his latest, called "Sycamore Row." It's a thriller set in Mississippi. Katie says her favorite place to read is "where ever I have good light."

Nib's End said...

Thanks to Dewena, I finished Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury and am now reading Pilgrim's Inn by Elizabeth Goudge...usually in bed at night.

Linda@arichtapestry said...

I would love to be able to read with the soothing sound of the sea in the background. At the moment my reading choice is for memoirs and biographies of those writers, artists and humanitarians that inspire me and the best place to read is in a warm place indoors relaxing in a cosy armchair.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

There is just something about the sound of the ocean that makes reading so peaceful and relaxing doesn't it??

RuneE said...

Nice one from beneath the pier!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

I'm reading The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. But, my setting for reading is not quite as wonderful as yours.

yaya said...

I'd be happy reading the phone book if I could do it where you're reading! Sounds lovely! Right now I'm reading nothing super wonderful...I need to get the Kindle fired up with some good reads and I'll sit in front of a warm fire by my kitchen fireplace! (throw in a cup of herb tea and I'm ready to go!)

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hoooo so soothing. I'm reading an easy one right now from Marian Keyes - Rachel's Holiday (not quite sure yet). Just finished The Racketeer from John Grisham (loved that one).

Happy Sunny days my friend and do let those feet dangle in the soft cool sand and sea.
Hugs Dagmar

Rachel Cotterill said...

I love reading in coffee shops, and on trains... and anywhere else, really! :) I'm reading a sweet Christmassy romance at the moment.


I love reading in my cozy bed.


Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

NOTHING! I need to find some "me" time. Looks lovely!

Cobalt Violet said...

Gorgeous photos!
I took a break and need to get back to my book on Caterina Sforza. (my italian obsession continues) She was a strong woman who lead an army to save her town.