When I read I become completely immersed in the story. If I’m reading an extremely good book, I forget to eat, lose track of time, don’t sleep, and any distractions (once they finally penetrate what my husband has dubbed my “book coma”) are met with high annoyance. In theory I like a nice cup of tea while reading, but in practice I generally forget to drink it as I get sucked into the story. If I could create the ideal reading setup for me, it would pretty much look like a sensory deprivation chamber, but well lit and with a bathtub that has continuous hot water. I prefer paperbacks to hardbacks (I find them difficult to hold) or e-readers (though I do love their convenience!).
What is your favorite reading setup? Hardback, paperback, or e-reader? Inside or outside? Music? A sidewalk cafe in an exotic locale? At home on your couch?