Book Nook

One of the reasons I don’t need the sitting room to be a reading room, is I have a reading nook in our living room which rarely gets used. Not that I don’t read. I just read most before I go to sleep at night. 

reading nook

Isn’t that little DIY Show Off embroidered pillow so sweet? (more on where it came from coming soon)…

reading nook

I like having my magazines organized, a source of inspiration for DIY and decorating. Favorites are Country Living, Traditional Home, This Old House, Do-It-Yourself, Cottages & Bungalows, Coastal Living (just for dreaming), 100 Decorating Ideas Under $100, Better Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, Elle Decor.

reading nook

I know right where they are, within easy reach and organized.

reading nook

Since I read before I go to bed, I read mostly using my Nook Color (so Mr. DIY isn’t bothered by the light)…but I do like having physical magazines and decorating books, and if it’s a classic or collection, then the physical book in those cases too.

reading nook

More information on the gallery wall here.

DIY antiqued red “R-E-A-D” letters tutorial


Here are the some of the Nook books I’ve read most recently…

favorite books

  1. The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
  2. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  3. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
  4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  5. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I’m reading this right now and if my eyes didn’t get so heavy every evening, I wouldn’t be able to put it down:

The Bronze Horseman

My favorite decorating books: (These are Amazon affiliate links. Purchasing from these links will earn me a small percentage of sales.)

Decorating books on my wish list:

MORE BOOK NOOK INSPIRATION: I’d love to curl up with a good book here {All pictures found via Pinterest. Click the images for original source}:

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reading nook

another reading {and quiet conversation} area in our home…

You can see more reading nook inspiration on my Reading Room Pinboard.

  • Do you like to read? Any specific genre?
  • What are you reading now? Any recommendations?
  • Do you use a reader or still love the physical books?
  • Where do you read? Share your reading nook/room/favorite spot to read in the comments below.

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