My answers to this week’s prompt might be a little unorthodox.
I have enough bookmarks, ereaders, tea mugs, and cozy socks to last for many years to come.
I do not have enough chocolate to nibble on while reading, but that’s because I have a sweet tooth and chocolate is hard to resist. Perhaps some of you who do not like sweets so much have never had this problem. Ha!
These are the bookish things I wish I had.
A Spare Room to Turn Into a Personal Library.
There are many things I love about living in a cozy apartment in a city, but one of the few downsides of it is that housing here in Toronto is too expensive to devote an entire room to reading. If only that were different!
A Big, Comfortable Couch
I want to gently flop over the sides of the couch and find every position comfortable while still leaving space for someone else to sit there, too.
Yes, sometimes I’d probably sit on the “proper” way, too. But not every time.
Peace and Quiet
I want a few hours of peace and quiet in which to read.
It’s okay if a truck rumbles by or a bird sings outside of my window, but I would rather not have conversation, music, blaring horns, or anything else that might be distracting.
Quiet reading sessions are the best if you ask me.
A Leash and Soft Place to Sleep for My (Hypothetical) Dog or Dogs
Yes, I know that’s worded a little oddly, but let me explain. I don’t think of pets as objects to be owned. They’re members of a family instead.
If I weren’t allergic to dogs and if my home were large enough to accommodate one, I’d also want to have a canine companion or two. (Let’s also assume that my spouse agrees to this plan!)
Ideally, they’d sleep or play quietly for a couple of hours while I read and then let me know that they were ready to go for a walk.
There’s something about taking a walk that makes reading even better. It gives you time to think about what you’ve read and wonder what might happen next in the story.
Dogs are also good listeners from what I’ve surmised from people who can live with them, so I’d probably talk to them while we exercised together.
It wouldn’t matter to me what the dog looked like. I simply included the picture above because the dog in it looked so peaceful.