Annabel's House of Books

Noli domo egredi, nisi librum habes – Never leave home without a book.

My New Reading Chair

YIPPEE! My new reading chair arrived this afternoon (with matching sofa, from the sales at Furniture Village).

It’s a ‘smuggler’ chair – one and a half seats wide, so plenty of room for feet and wriggling and cushions – and a cat when we get one.  Meanwhile my daughter is pleased with the sofa because it is longer than our old one and she can lie on it, (just 3 months and she’s a proper teenager!).

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I’m now going to baptize it with my current read – The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers – I’m going to hear her talk next week (more info from Mostly Books).

I was slightly surprised that we ended up choosing a neutral grey-brown colour sofa though for there was red on offer (I love red), but I shall save that for winter cushioning.  But thinking about how I’d describe the colour – it’s minky – and that’s the name and colour of our much beloved hamster!

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So that’s my new place to read.  Why don’t you tell me about your reading chairs and reading places …


  1. That chair looks perfect! I really want a nice reading corner, but I would need a bigger apt, which is not likely to happen as long as I stay in San Francisco. Sigh.

  2. Enjoy your new reading chair! I’m a sloucher so a few years ago I bought a reading chair with a footstool under it which I can slide out! However more often than not my ‘reading chair’ is the Tube – mind you the Central Line does come in a sort of red!!!!!!

  3. Cat plus hamster. Yum yum

  4. That chair looks amazingly comfy! Perfect for reading. I’m jealous!

  5. I am *soooooooooooooo* jealous – my reading usually takes place wherever I can find 5 minutes to perch somewhere. But a dedicated reading chair – lucky you!!

  6. looks like a great chair to curl up in ,all the best stu

  7. I hope it lives up expectations, looks fabulous!

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