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25 Authors and their Favorite Places to Read

25 Authors and their Favorite Places to Read

25 Authors and their Favorite Places to Read

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Beverly Gray

In the bathroom. (But don’t tell anybody!)

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Jenni L. Walsh

In bed, e-reader in one hand, glass of wine in the other.

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Danielle Teller

In the papasan chair in my backyard

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Jessica Strawser

On the beach, under an umbrella, with not a person or thing blocking my view of the waves.

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Chloe Benjamin

Tucked into bed.

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Susan Jaques

by a fire, with my dog Remy

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Marti Green

recliner chair in my lanai

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Maureen Callahan

On my couch next to a big window while it rains or snows.

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Andrea Thome

In bed or in my screened in porch.

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David Ricciardi

In front of a fire with nasty weather outside.

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Colleen D. Scott

I love to read outside on my lanai at home and at the beach whenever I get the opportunity.

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C.S. Harris

I read for relaxation last thing at night, curled up in a comfortable armchair with one or more of my (many) cats. On weekends, I love reading on the porch swing of our lake house. It overlooks the water and is surrounded by trees that echo with birdsong.

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Lydia Edwards

Lying in bed! There's no better place, and I've felt that way since I was small and devoured books under the duvet with a flashlight. I also have to agree with your previous interviewee, Bridget Quinn: nothing (except bed) quite beats a bath. It may result in some book casualties, but I think a slightly battered book just provides character and shows that it's been loved and enjoyed.

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Kate Greathead

A fireplace or my electric fake wood stove.

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Bridget Quinn

The tub. I know it shows careless disregard for the well-being of books, but damn I love a long hot soak with a great story.

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Lexie Elliott

Bed. Nothing else comes close.

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Kimmery Martin

I have emergency books stashed everywhere in my house in case of boredom but there is nothing better than reading in my bed. Here’s how big a book nerd I am: I bought a special old-people bed with a remote control that allows me to turn the whole thing into a kind of chaise lounge so I can read sitting up. My husband thinks I’m insane.

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Chanel Cleeton

I love to read curled up in bed into the wee hours when everyone else has gone to sleep.

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Tom Hunt

In bed

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Jennifer Ashley

At any table, while eating lunch

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Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni

Sitting on my bed with my back leaning against a pile of pillows and my legs pushed up against the wall. It does wonders for the circulation.

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Anne Montgomery

I struggle to find time to read books everyday. Generally, I finally get to crack that Kindle open just before bedtime, and so my favorite spot would be my bed, propped up on myriad pillows, blankets pulled up, my blue-eyed cattle dog Bella on one side and, on occasion, my cat Westin nestled between my knees. Admittedly, I only read about 20 minutes or so before nodding off, still it’s one of my favorite times of the day.

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Jessica Keener

In bed or on the couch

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Sofia Segovia

The shower! I learned the Art of Showering While Reading Without Ruining the Book when my children were very young and I wanted to steal a little time for myself. My children are older now, but the shower is still where I read just for fun, for the joy of reading. Nothing work-related in the shower, please! Now, sometimes I listen to an audiobook. It's handsfree and I can read even while doing my makeup.

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Wendy Wax

I usually end up stretched out on the couch or bed. Given a choice I would read on a chaise by the pool, or better yet a towel or cabana on a sandy white beach. Bodies of water are always a plus. I also like to listen to audio books while walking and on long drives.

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