I used to prefer studying at a coffee shop, or a campus library, or really anywhere other than home. Recently, though, I have found my studying to be much more productive at the one place I previously avoided: home.
When I write papers, I often sit at the kitchen table as it provides a large surface to spread out outlines and/or research and tends to keep me focused. But when I read, I have two preferred locations.
This chair and ottoman set from Ikea is in my bedroom. I actually bought this chair specifically for the purpose of studying, and most of my textbook reading occurs here. It’s simple and practical.
But my favorite spot to read/study non-textbooks (both for class and otherwise) is this chair in the living room. It was a birthday present from my parents when I turned 17, and my mom made the giraffe-print slipcover – the original fabric is striped – for a recent birthday, and I absolutely love it! It’s comfy, fun, and is seriously motivating.
Am I the only one with a favorite reading spot? What’s yours?