I’m the type of person who can pretty much read anywhere. At the breakfast table, in the lunch room, at the dinner table, standing up, sitting down, lying down, on a plane, subway car or train (though not in an automobile, for some reason I get nauseous and a headache), and sitting on the “throne” (if you get what I mean).
But I can see the appeal of having a nice little area set aside for just reading. When I was 10, 11 and 12 I took half of my bedroom closet, emptied it of clothes and shoes and toys and filled it back up with my drawing table, a lamp and all my pencils, pens, ink, paints and brushes so I could have one special area to do all my drawing and painting. Sometimes I think I’d like to have something similar as a reading area, since I can’t have the library in my home that I once envisioned. You know, the one with deep pile carpeting, the bookcases built into the walls, the comfortable reading chair, the polished cherry desk and the world globe that is so large it has its own solid oak holder to spin within.
So this “Closet Turned Reading Nook Tutorial” caught my eye and my interest. None of the closets in the cabin at Wolf’s Haven seem big enough to do something like this, though I could probably build such a room in the basement one of these days.
Do you have a reading nook? Or would you consider building one in your home for yourself or your children? Or would you skip the nook and go to a room-sized library?