Behind The Blog Monday #2: Reading Spots


This feature was created by Holly from Bookish Musings to be able to learn more about the bloggers behind the blog, answer questions/this or thats/would you rather/etc, and just have fun!

This week’s Behind the Blog Monday topic is:

If you could read any where in the world, where would it be?


I’d love to read in a place like this. Somewhere beautiful and peaceful and where the sun shines bright and I could hear birds chirping. Somewhere I could find solace. I’d have my book in hand and I’d sip green tea while I’m reading a sweet, lovely, feel-good book.

If not, I’d want to read in a bookstore, my ultimate safe haven. There’s something about the smell of books in the air- whether old or new. I’m particularly digging this Parisian bookshop. That green chair looks really homey to read in.


But for now, I’d have to settle with reading in my lonely, dim-lighted bedroom. I’m kidding- I love reading in my room. It’s where my books are at and I always feel happy when I’m around them.

How about you? Where would you read if you could choose any place in the world? What’s your ideal reading spot?

Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.
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  1. Arial on September 2, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    I would love to read in those outdoor patio/ gardens! So gorgeous! I love to read in the sun, but my next favorite reading spot is my room because I have a little nook all set up.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 5, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      Reading outside in a beautiful garden just seems so classy to me! Aww, I’m extremely jealous you have your own reading nook! The only comfortable place I could read at home is my bed, really.

  2. Mel@thedailyprophecy on September 2, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    The chair with the flowery background looks so comfy and pretty <3 I think one of my ultimate places would be in a hammock dangling between palm treas on a warm spot with a beautiful ocean and beach, haha.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 5, 2013 at 11:43 pm

      I know! Omg that’s a gorgeous spot to be reading at! I can imagine golden light spilling against the ocean! I’ll try to find a reading spot just like that when I visit the beach! <3

  3. Nikki @ The Paper Sea on September 3, 2013 at 1:26 am

    I’m the same: I love to be surrounded by books when I read. I haven’t done that often enough recently — I think a trip to the library is in order!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 6, 2013 at 12:17 am

      I guess there’s something comforting about being surrounded by books while you’re reading one. Or maybe it’s the “I belong” feeling. Haha, enjoy the library! :)

  4. Michelle @ Unraveling Books on September 3, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I love how comforting book stores are! That Parisian bookstore looks really fun! Here’s mine:

    Behind The Blog Monday

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 6, 2013 at 12:12 am

      Totes! The only time I’m not comfortable reading at book stores is when there are too many people (aka weekends). :-/ Yey, I’ll check out your BTB post! :)

  5. Alicia on September 3, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I’d love to be outdoors on a beautiful day, with a book to immerse myself into! Sometimes my favourite place to read differs by the book– it’s always nice to have your physical surroundings similar to your bookish world, and I guess that’s why we all pack fun, summer reads for the beach =) Interesting post!

    Alicia @ Summer Next Top Story

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 6, 2013 at 12:09 am

      Preach! I guess the ideal reading spot really depends on the book you’re reading. There are some books that must be read privately, in the safety of your room, where no one will judge you. Hahaha! Thanks for dropping by, lovely! :)

  6. Shannelle C. (The Tracery of Ink) on September 3, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    My ideal was a library, a really legit library. Something you’d find in Western countries. Because for me, if I went to somewhere beautiful, I wouldn’t end up reading, I’d end up taking so many pictures.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 6, 2013 at 12:06 am

      I read books at our school library often but I never really feel in the zone there. I agree with you, I love the libraries in Western countries- they are stunning. I wish we had those here. :(

  7. Rachel on September 3, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I LOVE reading outdoors. It’s mainly because I can get a tan and not just lie there in boredom, but it’s always nice to be sitting in the fresh air while reading. My ultimate favorite place to read is at Starbucks. If it’s nice out I’ll sit outside, otherwise inside is just as good. I love their drinks and I think it’s the perfect place to relax and get lost in a book.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 5, 2013 at 11:55 pm

      I feel ya! I love reading at coffee shops too, and of course Starbucks is a favorite, but sometimes it gets noisy/crowded. I’m not sure if that’s just because people in our country are too over-enthusiastic about Starbucks. But I do enjoy my dose of White Chocolate Mocha while reading a good book. :)

  8. Holly (Bookish Musings) on September 5, 2013 at 1:42 am

    That last picture looks so good! Surrounded by books and their smell and that green chair looks super comfy! I also agree about sitting outside. I love doing that, it’s one of my favorite places to read. Especially in autumn when the leaves are all pretty colors and the air is cooler. :)

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 5, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      I love that picture too. (Kinda wish I took it myself haha) Awww, I wish we had autumn in the Philippines. :(((((

  9. Charlotte @ Gypsy Reviews on September 5, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Love love your layout! Random haha but I just had to!

    For me the ideal spot would be indoors and surrounded by shelves just filled with books and a comfy chair with no one around. I’m not an outdoor reader and it’s hard to be comfortable in other outside areas, there really is nothing than the comfort of my own home :)

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 5, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      Eeeeep, thank you so much! I love yours right back! I love reading indoors but sometimes it’s nice to get some sun, y’know? As long as it’s quiet enough, I’m good with reading outdoors. Still, I gotta agree- reading at home is the most comfortable. ;)

  10. Drea on September 12, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Hello! Stumbled upon your blog and I love it! Today’s theme at my book club blog (bookat(dot)tumblr(dot)com) is This-Is-A-Great-Place-For-Reading-Thursday. Maybe you’d like to submit? Hope to read your posts there, hope you’d join us ! :)


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