I've been thoroughly inundated with books! The Fall releases have been arriving daily at my house (what? me wait until Christmas for these goodies?), and as I write this I'm looking at a pile of about 25 books that are beckoning me to read them. When will I find the time? That I don't know, but when I can find an hour here and there to read, I try to make the most of it. So with that in mind, here are few things that to me make reading time enjoyable.
One must be comfortable while reading, and I can't think of a better chair than this one by Hollyhock. The Spencer chair is upholstered in a Velvet Strie in Slate, part of Suzanne Rheinstein's new fabric line for Lee Jofa.
Don't forget the throw! I love to read with my ivory Yves Delorme mohair throw on my lap (available at Linen Closet Online)
Of course the right light is crucial, and this floor lamp is a classic. (Le Tent adjustable floor lamp from Circa Lighting.)
I like to keep a journal and pen handy to make notes while reading, and I think this embossed journal from Charlotte Moss is particularly handsome.
Sometimes I like to drink these while reading, depending of course on the amount of concentration needed to read said book:
1 1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Rose's Lime Juice
Pour the vodka and lime juice into a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lime.
(Recipe and image courtesy of Southern Accents. Photographer Rex Perry)
And what would be my ultimate reading accessory? Why having one of these curled up next to me: