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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s topic was actually ‘Bookish merch I’d like to own’ but I wasn’t feeling super inspired by that because I’m not really a merch kind of girl. Sure, I love it the creativity in all the bookish merch and I would never say no to a nice bookish mug or tote bag or notebook. Other than that, my idea is that less is more.
But there is one bookish thing I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE and that is.. my own READING NOOK. So I’m adjusting the topic a bit to give you: Ten must-have items for my dream reading nook!
The number one item to have would obviously be a comfy chair right? Preferably one that is SUPER comfy, allows for several reading positions and where you can stretch your legs for optimum comfort if required.
We also obviously need a pillow. Any pillow would do, but there are so many fun bookish ones out there, that it would be a shame to not have a bookish pillow for the reading nook.
I’m all about the comfort and there can be no complete comfort without a nice, warm, fluffy blanket! I’d love to snuggle up under it one cold, dreary days and nights and just read to my heart’s content (or until I inevitably fall asleep because the blanket is a little too comfy…)
I personally don’t have the room to have my full bookcases in the living room or near any possible reading nook, but that’s okay because book trolleys exist and they are awesome! I could have a nice, small selection (who am I kidding) of books present on the trolley, close to my reading chair. If it’s one like in the image above, I could use it as a sort of side table as well and store some other items on it, but if not, I’ll need the next thing on this list!
I’d want a place to be able to store some items so I would not be required to leave my cozy space too soon. Like snacks, drinks and the like – the essentials! And of course the below…
For those dark days or evenings when I want to read, we’ll need some light! Bonus points if it adjustable and can dim and extra bonus points if it has one of those cool filters that are easier on the eyes (because I’d like to keep my eyes healthy so I can read A LONG TIME still to come)
Nothing is more cozy, comforting and relaxing than a nice scented candle burning when it’s reading time!
Of course our drink of choice would need to be near! Mine is a warm cup of tea (I’m currently obsessed with Jasmine-Lychee tea). Oh, bonus points if there is a nice bookish mug to drink it from!
Reading is always nicer with a buddy! My dog is more the “play-with-the-ball-in-the-garden” type than the “cuddle-up-and-read” type, but I’m not picky – if she’s near I’m happy!
And of course…
What’s the point of a reading nook without any books, right?