Best way to read? Laying down? Sitting Up?

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Re: Best way to read? Laying down? Sitting Up?

Post by Jolyon Trevelyan » 18 Dec 2017, 18:36

I prefer sitting up when i read
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Post by Bethany15 » 18 Dec 2017, 19:17

I have noticed that sitting with a slight incline seems best. It releases any pressure from the neck and back at isn’t inconvenient such as holding a book over your face. Using a nice pillow for support.

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Post by Placid Distortion » 21 Dec 2017, 05:30

Yes. Depending on the book and where I am while reading it, there's a solid chance I will at some point end up in any position as I shift around from time to time. Though if I had to say, I suppose sitting up tends to be the default position for me.
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Post by Atheinne » 24 Dec 2017, 05:06

I do both lol when I feel like I've had too much of one of those positions, I opt for the other one. Sometimes I stand up while reading because lying down or sitting up just doesn't do it haha

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Post by Mailis » 13 Feb 2018, 15:42

I love my sofa and pillows I can put behind my back or lay like a tower against the sofa arm so I can kind of lean on it all. And leather armchair that is just soft enough to be cozy and firm enough to support the back.
But the best reading place would be outside in a nice weather in some swing type of contraption where there is enough shade on the book so the eyes can rest from brightness, but nicely warm with fresh grass smell in the air and this quiet humming background of summer happiness.

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Post by Kieran_Obrien » 13 Feb 2018, 18:10

Read somewhere that cranking your neck to read while sitting can really do damage... but it doesn't stop me!

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Post by Arrigo_Lupori » 19 Feb 2018, 16:23

I read best when I lie on a surface: a table, a desk or anything really. I can't concentrate very well if I have to constantly adjust my position, which is why I don't particularly like to read in bed.
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Post by SparklesonPages » 07 Mar 2018, 12:43

I can read anywhere but my perfect place is cuddled in in bed. It's my favorite spot.

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Post by Aiko_A » 08 Mar 2018, 20:12

Hmmm... I always end up dropping the book on my face if I'm lying down. Haha, I like sitting or maybe at a slight incline? I recently created a reading nook in my room to read all of my print books that are hard to find all over the house. It is a little sofa with pillows and blankets and good lighting. Good place to read,
(Sitting, the sofa is to short to lie down on). Anyways... I read everywhere. In the car on my phone, on my bed, on planes, on trains, in school when I'm supposed to be working, in class, outside, and even on rooftops. I used to climb on my playhouse roof as a kid to read, (Very short roof, not enough to fall and hurt myself) but I had a big family and it was the only place I could be alone enough to read.

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Post by mamalui » 09 Mar 2018, 17:29

I read while lying in bed either on my stomach or on my side. It works for me. When I tire I just switch sides.
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Post by rave_2 » 10 Mar 2018, 11:42

It depends on where I'm at. In school, I read sitting up. At home, I am usually cuddling up in bed.
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Post by GabbiV » 10 Mar 2018, 12:37

I'm trying to get out of the habit of reading in bed so I'm a firm believer in sitting down to read.

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Post by mnmueller » 12 Mar 2018, 15:54

I have some back problems, so sitting up or laying on my side seem to work best for me, but I often have to change positions. I can't lay flat on my back at all. I have read while walking, but I prefer audiobooks if I'm going to be moving around.

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Post by Camille Turner » 12 Mar 2018, 15:57

Sitting in a comfy chair is my favorite. I especially love sitting outside in one of my porch chairs while I read.

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Post by GabbiV » 12 Mar 2018, 16:23

Camille Turner wrote:
12 Mar 2018, 15:57
Sitting in a comfy chair is my favorite. I especially love sitting outside in one of my porch chairs while I read.
I love reading outside! Especially during the summer on the beach! Or during a sunny day in the park!

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