Reading is best done at home, in an armchair with a cold or hot drink at your side, and with all the privacy and quiet you want. But there will be times when you have to go out of your house and do stuff, and in-between times when you’d want nothing more than to read a book to while away the time. In instances like these, bringing a book and reading it in public is a good option.
How does one do that, precisely?
In moving vehicles like trains, buses, cabs, boats, and planes, reading a book can make the travel much more entertaining and less tedious…provided you do not get vertigo or motion sickness, in which case it can quickly prove to be one of the most unpleasant traveling experiences you will go through. Make sure you do not get nauseous when you read a book while aboard a moving vehicle first. Secondly, if you can, recline your back rest at an angle which can allow you to be most comfortable while reading. If the seat cannot be reclined, bring one of those squashy donut-shaped neck pillows so you can rest your neck and head while reading, instead.
In a queue or a line, you can whip out a book and read as you scuttle along forward so as not to be vexed by the wait. As long as your book is not as thick as an encyclopedia, you’ll be fine. You can also do this in airports, doctor’s clinics, school registrar’s, and other places you can afford to read and be alerted with someone calling out your name or number (just make sure to have an ear out for that, lest you miss what you’re lining up or waiting for, in the first place).
What’s another great place to read in public? A park! Make sure the park is a familiar, safe place, because many predators can take advantage of a victim so engrossed in their book, they won’t be alerted by suspicious-looking people around them. Many readers want to take advantage of a fine, clear day, so they opt to bring a book to the park and read on a bench. An even better idea would be to bring a blanket and pillow, and lie on your back or on your stomach to read, with a cool breeze blowing around you and the scents and sounds of a gorgeous day lending even more beauty to the reading experience.