Friday, March 14, 2014

Feature Follow Friday: Favourite Outdoor Reading Spot


Feature Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee Alison Can Read. It's a way for bloggers and readers alike to make some new friends and gain some new followers as well. The point of this hop is to follow other bloggers. I follow you, you follow me.

Also, this week's featured bloggers are Sarcasm & Lemons and Sylvia Hubbard, so make sure you check them out too.

While I do prefer GFC follows, if you would like to follow me via bloglovin/email/twitter etc, that's great too! Also, please leave a comment so I can follow you back!


Question of the week: Favourite Outdoors Reading Spot

Spring is in the air! Show off your favourite outdoors reading spot. If you don't go outside... well where else do you read that isn't inside your house? We want pics!
Unfortunately, work plays a huge role in my life at the moment. So whenever I am not at work, I'm usually curled up at home, resting after a long day (by lying comatose on the couch). Whenever I do get the chance to read, it's almost always at home.

Out of necessity, the outside spot that I frequently find myself reading is on the commute to and from work. So yup, I'm talking about train stations, the trains and then the trams. Is that a bit sad?



Anyway, enough about me! What is your favourite outdoor reading spot? Leave a comment or link below and I'll be sure to check it out. Perhaps it'll give me some inspiration to find a better outdoor reading spot :D

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  1. Actually, I think it's kind of cool that you get to read on your commute. I work up the street from where I live, so I have like zero commute. Not that I'm complaining about that fact, but reading on my commute simply isn't an option for me. It's cool that you get to do that. :D My FF Post

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    1. I'd love a shorter commute :D Waking up at 5 or 6AM in the morning is not fun :P

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  2. Reading on your commute is not sad at all! As long as you get to read, all is well. :D Also, I love this photo!

    New follower via Bloglovin'. :) My FF Post

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    1. Thanks, I agree, reading is still reading :) following you back

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  3. Every time I visit DC, I find myself reading on the Metro. So you're definitely not alone! There's something relaxing about it for me.

    Old follower. My FF!

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  4. Unfortunately I get motion sickness so reading while travelling is not an option for me. Glad that you can do it though.

    New GFC follower.

    My FF Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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    1. I can do it provided I'm facing forwards and it's not for too long. I used to get extreme motion sickness when I was young, thankfully I outgrew it. :D

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  5. Reading while commuting is pretty cool. :) I can never do that here because I read ebooks most of the time. It's not pretty safe in where I live :(

    New follower via GFC :D
    My FF

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    1. I read ebooks mostly when I commute on my tablet. I'm sorry to hear that your area is not as safe :(

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  6. Honestly I think it would be so relaxing to be able to read to and from work. I would always go to my car and read on my lunch break to get away from everything.

    Angie
    Angela's Anxious Life

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    1. I work in the city so driving to and from work isn't very feasible. Perhaps you could try some audio books?

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  7. Reading at the train station isn't sad at all, it's exactly what I would do. Then again, I am a sad, sad person. Haha.

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  8. Hopping through. What a pretty train station. I found that reading was the nice part of a long commute when I took the bus. Not so much when I drove.
    My FF

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    1. Haha, that train station is where I switch trains in the mornings. On early mornings like the one when I took this picture, there are not many commuters and I can read in peace. Some mornings when I'm crammed into the train like sardines in a can, that's a different story :)

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  9. Hi new bloglovin friend. as long as your reading somewhere it is never ever sad. :-)

    MY FF

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  10. I love it! Reading while waiting is always a good way to pass the time.

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  11. Train sounds fun. I want to try someday. ;)
    Thanks for stopping by. What is your goodreads account? :)

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  12. Haha! I always read on trains too! It's a lot of fun actually and there's nothing else to do! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Definitely beats staring at other people with their eyes glued onto their mobile phones :D

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  13. I actually enjoy reading in train stations. There's something about the no-man's-land feel of the place that gets me really relaxed and at ease, I dunno if that's weird lol but it's me. I also love reading in trains, less so in trams since where pickpockets do their dirty work so being at the top of your game is recommended, lol.
    But yeah, I'm totally with you on the reading in stations!

    New GFC & BlogLovin follower wishing you a great weekend!
    My #FF

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    1. Definitely agree - need to be careful of the unsavoury characters out there :(

      Hope you have a good weekend too!

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  14. It doesn't matter where are you reading, you're not sad person :)
    I'm following you with Bloglovin. I have some problems with GFC :(
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    1. That's okay :) I had trouble earlier on with GFC too. Don't know why. Thanks for the bloglovin follow though!

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  15. I love the idea of reading at a trainstation or on a train! I mean, reading is like a journey in itself, isn't it? I hope when everything settles down a bit you'll find more time to relax and read :) Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  16. That picture is gorgeous! I think reading on a train is so cool, I mean, it's something I've always wanted to do so no it's not sad at all! I really like that idea :)

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  17. The best part of your commute is the time to read! I have been listening to audiobooks!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. It's definitely a decent block of time :) I can usually get a bit of reading done

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  18. OMG! What a rad photo! I think it's pretty cool way to read, waiting for a train! There's nothing like that where I live. lol
    Have a Happy Friday xoxox
    Book Hangovers Blabs Books

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  19. I also read on my train commute - it makes the time fly by.
    Thanks for visiting the Harem.
    Following back via GFC and bloglovin'

    Lauren @The Hottie Harem

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    1. Thanks Lauren! and I agree, time definitely flies, I always have to make sure I look up every now and then to keep track of the stations.

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  20. I've only rode on a train once and I spent the whole time reading. It definitely make the 36 hours go faster.
    New follower via GFC
    http://moniquesmobooks.blogspot.ca/2014/03/feature-follow-my-favourite-outdoor.html

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    1. 36hrs? Wow, that's a ridiculously long train ride :D Glad you were entertained at least :)

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  21. That is NOT sad! It's where my husband does 95% of his reading as well! Thanks for stopping by and for the follow. I am a new follower on Bloglovin' as well!

    Kristalyn @ The Sarcastic Palmtree
    My FFF

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    1. Thanks Flamingo and Banana! :) I do see some other commuters read books as well, but most people seem to be on their phone playing games/listening to music

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  22. Reading on your commute is better then not reading at all. Besides when you read you transfer into the books world =) New follower on Bloglovin
    Here's my FF
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    1. That's very true Ashley :) Thanks for the follow, I'm following you back on bloglovin too

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  23. Yeah, as long as you can get some reading time in, who cares where it happens!

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog! Returning the follow! (Although at the moment, GFC isn't being too cooperative, so I'll check back later to click that follow button! Am following on bloglovin though!)

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    NEW Follower :D

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    1. No worries Jessica :) Thanks for the follow! I had trouble with GFC last night too.

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  24. Not sad at all. I read on the subway as well. Prevents me from falling asleep. New GFC follower My FF

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    1. Haha, that's my other most common past-time on the train. After a night shift, I just can't keep my eyes open. So far, haven't missed my stop yet :D

      Thanks for the follow, am following you back :)

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  25. Though not necessarily my favourite reading spot - but certainly my daily commute is where I do most of my reading! I commute about 45 mins each way (only one train), and luckily I mostly get a seat. After so many years of commuting I know the best trains :)
    Thanks for stopping by and also new follower here.

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    1. Hi Peggy :) you're lucky. My station is halfway on a train line and I have to change trains prior to getting into the city so I almost never get a seat on the train. Have gotten very good at reading one-handed with the other hand on the rail (without bending the book spine too!). :D

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  26. If I had a long commute to work I would do the same. Thanks for stopping by earlier.
    Old follower :)

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  27. Thanks for dropping by Second Run Reviews!

    I'm jealous. I would give anything to have decent public transportation that I could have someone else drive me to work so I could read.

    Terri M.
    Second Run Reviews

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    1. Public transport here is pretty bad with heaps of delays & cancellations. But occasionally, I'm reminded that at least I've got a decent public transport network that can actually get me from point A to B. :)

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  28. Yep, that should be me when I would travel far to go to my work.
    Thanks for your comment on my ff.

    Mariska
    new follower

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  29. I'm always hesitant to read on public transportation because I'm afraid I'll be so engrossed and miss my stop. You're brave!

    Old follwer.

    Jessica @ Tales Between the Pages

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  30. I haven't rode the train in a long time. Thank you for stopping by. :)

    Old follower

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    1. Trust me, riding a train daily gets old, really fast! :D

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  31. Train stations? That looks like a perfect reading place!
    Alisa @ The Reading Obsession

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  32. I remember when I was in college a couple years ago I had about a 3 hour round trip each day commuting to school and that was when I found my reading time because like you I'd be comatose when I got home. I know trains aren't ideal but I like your picture :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages
    Thanks for stopping by my FF :) +New GFC & Bloglovin' follower.

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    1. That's so true. I almost never get anything done by the time I get home :)

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  33. Good chance to catch up on reading though, and it looks like a rather nice train station. :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Thank you :) but it definitely doesn't beat the amazing views you have

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  34. I forgot to say - ambulance waiting rooms! They're very quiet and perfect for reading.

    +new GFC follower, I'm so happy I found your blog :)

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    1. My first comment didn't post but I just wanted to say that trains and train stations are cool for reading. x

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  35. Does reading on the train make the commute go by faster? I hope you're having a great week so far! Thanks for stopping by and following. Following back via bloglovin.

    ~Pam @ Moonlight Reader

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    1. It does at times :) So I definitely need to keep one eye on the stations so I remember to get off on time

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  36. Thank you for stopping by my blog, I followed back via GFC!

    -Emilee @ Fantastical Paper Realm

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  37. Thanks for stopping by my FF this week. Following you back through GFC.

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  38. I think it's kinda neat you get to read in train stations. :) Sorry it's taken me so long to get over here...it's been a busy week.:) Hope your week has gone well.

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