Still in bookish mood (when am I not?) after yesterday's Persephone post, and prompted by Sherry who often drops in here, I thought I'd invite all you avid readers to divulge your reading habits. Leave a comment and tell us the when, where, why, what with, or describe your ideal situation or even reading companion, if applicable.
I wish I could say that I looked as elegant as J.D. Fergusson's "Woman in White", above, when I pick up a book, and nor do I usually read while sitting at a writing table, but I could always try wafting around the house in a gown before an idle moment or two's absorption in the current novel.
I don't read while lying down as if I did I'd just fall asleep, but I do often have a dog or two at my side, and I love to do it al fresco. Carl Larsson's "Woman lying on a bench" looks quite comfy.
This is Irving Ramsay Wiles' "Woman Reading". Is it a magazine she's engrossed in? Perhaps it's a forerunner of the Persephone Biannually or maybe it was the "Hello" of its day. Do you have particular times and places for periodicals as opposed to books? What's your favourite chair? Are you a commuting reader, or do you require solitude?
"The Governess" by Alice Squire looks well-organised to me. I often read in the bath, but I doubt she'd manage that with her more basic facilities.
I couldn't resist including this last picture; it's called "The Reader" and is by Jean-Jacques Henner. That must be a gripping novel she's got there ......
Go on, dear readers, bare all!