Into the void

April 1st, 2008 • Kate

Working from the New York office again this week, so thanks for your patience! We had a number of great comments on yesterday’s post, which were all waiting patiently in cyberspace for me to approve them. They’re all up now. Feel free to add some more!
So yesterday I bounced around quite a bit from lunch with a YA and middle grade editor from Putnam, to an afternoon meeting with several editors from Kensington Books, followed by drinks with an editor at Pocket. Made some great new contacts, promised to send some exciting material, and throughly enjoyed myself. What, you thought this was all work?
In the middle of the day, after I finished with my Kensington meeting and before it was time for drinks, I spent a lovely few hours getting some reading done in a completely appropriate space — the Main Reading Room at the New York Public Library. Besides having a number of convenient sockets for me to charge my phone, the long tables and delicious hush make a perfect background for some serious reading.
What’s your favorite place to sit and read?

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4 Responses to “Into the void”

  1. beth Says:

    _Nothing_ beats laying in bed under the covers when it's raining outside. Nothing.

  2. Paul Says:

    Oddly enough, my favorite place to read is on the couch in my living room. It's right next to the window, and I can usually pop on some kind of orchestrated score to listen to whiile I read (something by Danny Elfman). Nothing better!

  3. Julia Says:

    Anywhere & everywhere! I even have a rack that fits over the tub so I can read while I soak (although it's tough to keep the pages from getting a little damp where I turn them.)
    My preferred reading spot is at home, on the couch with a cat in my lap, a dog next to me and another dog at my feet.
    When I was a kid there was one chair at home that I considered my reading chair & I spent a lot of spare hours curled up there. Also, there was comic book reading (at lots of it!) done in the… ahem…"reading room." :^)

  4. Jean Says:

    While I don't have a current favorite spot, I used to have a hammock in the sunroom of my old house. During my summer holidays (I was a high school librarian), you were guaranteed to see me there for at least the first 3-4 days of the break working my way through a large stack. Ahhh…those were the days!