Who doesn’t love curling up with a book in winter? Cold weather, a warm spot and a great read are the perfect contentment combination for any booklover. But where do you like to read in winter? Here are a few snug spots that are perfect for reading while the temperatures are low.
Topping the list is in a warm bed, especially on the weekend. The aim is to have no plans, a good sleep in, and then spend the morning curled up drinking tea or coffee and catching up on that great book that has been sitting on your bedside table collecting dust.
In the bath
Turn up the temperature and toss in some Epsom salts and spend time turning pages until your skin prunes. This is multitasking at its best. Sometimes in winter, nothing else will really warm you up except a hot bath. Use the time to relax with a great read.
In front of a fire
If you’re lucky enough to have an open fireplace, then there is no excuse for not ticking off a winter reading list in front of it. Even a great gas heater will suffice. But ultimately, a crackling fire, a glass of red… a fantastic new release… winter perfection trifecta.
A cosy café
Many great novels were written in cafes, and many more were read there. On an icy winter day, a cosy café is a great place to escape. Order your favourite hot drink, open your latest novel… and enjoy some you time reading.
A kotatsu is a traditional Japanese heated table, that can now be bought elsewhere, so is becoming more common in Australia. It’s a low, wooden table covered by what looks like a doona. You cover yourself with the doona, stick your legs under the heated table… and I promise you, hours will pass without you realising it. All booklovers should invest in a kotatsu for winter.
Where is your favourite place to read in winter?