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Re: Reading indoors or outdoors?

Post by lovelyreader21 » 23 Dec 2014, 22:56

I usually read indoors, because I'm sensitive to bugs and sun and basically outdoors in general. There are also more distractions outside. However, I love to read outside when it's a nice temperature, like 60 Fahrenheit. It can set an atmosphere that I really enjoy, and makes everything feel more natural to me.
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Post by TibbyK » 24 Dec 2014, 15:32

Indoors. Anytime it's warm enough outside to read, there are bugs. Which normally wouldn't annoy me, but anytime I curl up with my book in a tree or on the picnic table, the mosquitoes flock to me.

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Post by rune » 25 Dec 2014, 10:12

I prefer indoor reading, however when on camping trips I always take a book :D

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Post by Revital » 25 Dec 2014, 13:37

I can't read outdoors. I can never concentrate, it feels somewhat wrong to read outside, even though I usually get bored and wish I have something to read...

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Post by booklyn_00 » 25 Dec 2014, 14:01

I think that it depends on the setting of your book. Reading a book outside that takes place in the outdoors can make you feel like you're there and help with the immersion into the story.

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Post by KristineNicole » 25 Dec 2014, 18:59

I prefer reading indoors. It's less distracting inside.
That said, I do like finding a nice, quiet place on a nice day and reading outside.

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Post by Noeld » 28 Dec 2014, 00:00

I like to read wherever is more comfortable at a certain time. If I'm somewhere that the television is really loud inside and it is very quiet outside, I will read outside. If it is really loud and busy outside and quieter inside, I will read inside.

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Post by DalekPrideParade » 02 Jan 2015, 20:37

Usually indoors. There are less people around and the weather can't ruin your book.

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Post by queenofjacks » 02 Jan 2015, 23:02

I usually read inside on my bed with lots of blankets. When I'm on vacation I also love to read sitting on the beach, it's so relaxing! I usually tend to read at night before going to sleep (terrible nightmares since I love horror stories).

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Post by the hidden reader » 04 Jan 2015, 01:57

I prefer indoors more since squirrels and bees tend to bother me outside.

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Post by ALynnPowers » 12 Jan 2015, 05:26

I might consider sitting outside in the sun to read, if it weren't so windy.

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Post by Night reader » 13 Jan 2015, 02:42

I prefer reading indoors for the reason of comfort and quiet. Indoors is usually the perfect environment for me. When I'm out doors I can't focus, I usually look at events that are occurring instead of reading.

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Post by darkhuntress » 13 Jan 2015, 10:50

I can read anywhere but I prefer to read outside only on cloudy days cuz everyone knows if you open a book and the pages are facing the sun, that it will be super bright and hard on the eyes for awhile.
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Post by angelbeats1 » 18 Feb 2015, 13:57

Indoors there are fewer distractions and it's usually quieter. It's also the perfect weather indoors because of the air conditioning/heater system. I can also adjust the lighting by shutting the curtains. I tried reading outside on a hot summer day once, but the light was shining so bright on the pages that I nearly got blinded. Then I went inside with weird vision and a sunburn.
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Post by Shelby_Fox » 18 Feb 2015, 14:07

During the winters indoors. During summer Outdoors, unless its raining.

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