I've been thinking a lot lately about what I really need/want in an ideal reading spot. I usually read from my bed or from the big over-sized white leather chair in my bedroom that I was given by my parents when I left home (they were glad to get rid of it, note.) I know my #1 necessity is comfort. I need fluffiness or plushness or just some kind of softness. I don't do well with hard furniture or floors anymore. You will find me in the floor a lot doing artwork or yoga but you won't catch me down there for any book reading. I need to be as comfy as possible or the reading will not happen.
I think the second most important thing for me is access to a table or any kind of flat surface because I need to have something to drink. So whether I'm lounging in bed or in a chair in the sand, I need a place to sit my drink.
The third element I think an ideal reading spot requires is a candle. Obviously this is more of an inside reading spot requirement. Or at least an at-home reading spot requirement. I don't carry candles around with me to beaches and parks and Barnes & Noble. But I can't argue away the calmness and focus I get from having a lovely smelling candle burning nearby while I'm reading. I especially love it in the cold winter months.
What about you? What do you think makes a good reading spot?