Sunday, September 6, 2009

Reading is an Extra Curricular Activity

The best places for reading:
1. in bed at night before sleep
2. in bed on a weekend morning when you got no plans, no rush, no kids (or the magical possiblity of your kids not being up yet)
3. Japanese trains
4. trains in other parts of the world
5. subways
6. under a tree in a park
7. on a park bench
8. lying on my parents big blue couch in their living room
9. The Blue Moon Cafe (a totally preposterous little (by little I'm talking two tables and the wooden counter) eatery in north Osaka that makes Tex Mex and South-East Asian and Korean dishes and almost always has Johnny Cash's greatest hits on the mini stereo)
10. my living room in the evening, candles aflame on the windowsill



  1. Some of my choices (I have plenty!):

    1) in an European café, people speak in languages you don’t understand. Waitresses are sweet and pour you more coffee. Someone might be observing you but you don’t care, really.
    2) in bed at night before sleep knowing you will fall asleep soon, safely, soundly.
    3) in any kind of public vehicles. Long rides. It is raining heavily outside so the view on the window is blurry.
    4) on a bench next to a canal. Boaters must not be too cocky
    5) in love

  2. I forgot about cafes in foreign lands where you can have people talking around you but you don't understand a word of what they're saying. Ah, I miss those days.

    Rainy blurry windowed views from vehicles sounds good too.

    If 'in love' is a place, I would also recommend reading when you have 'Sunday blues' and/or on 'tired of human interaction Tuesday evenings'

  3. allison11:02 p.m.

    oh my, the blue moon!!

    i love reading when camping. in the lawnchair around the firepit, in the lawnchair at the beach, in the cozy trailer with the windows open listening to the waves crashing on the shore after everyone's already gone to bed.

  4. I love the image of you in the cozy trailer. Anything involving waves crashing gets me, every time.


Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Follow mendelsohnjon on Twitter