What better distraction from the snow-covered streets than the comfort you find curled up fireside with a really good book? In fact, we don't even mind the cold weather if it gives us an excuse to stay inside! While the kids escape into the frosty weather, sleds in tow, take some time to yourself to unwind, to relax, and to turn those winter blues upside-down. We came up with a list of everything you need for the perfect winter reading nook. Once you're settled in, don't you dare lift a finger. You deserve this!
We are pretty sure it is physically impossible to read without a blanket. Grab your favorite afghan or knit one up yourself to create the perfect cozy corner. Plus, if you fall into a post-reading slumber, you'll be all set!
If you're lucky enough to find a book you can't look away from, you might lose track of time. Be sure to have a lamp nearby before the sun goes down and leaves you in the dark. Straining your eyes is a big no-no in reading nooks!
Snack time is for adults, too! Grab some finger food to munch on all day long that won't distract you from your book. But be mindful of the snacks you choose! Stay away from buttery popcorn or cheese-dusted anything to avoid leaving stains on the pages.
There is no shame in a little blubbering. Keep a pack of tissues close for when things take a sad turn in your book. For extra flair, make our DIY tissue-pack cover. You'll be thankful later. This is so much better than wiping tears on your sleeve!
Wine is a staple at our book club meetings, but when you're playing mixologist for one, treat yourself to something more special. This creamy, delicious red wine hot chocolate is perfect for cold days with long books.
As all good things do, your time to yourself will have to come to an end. Don't harm the condition of your book by folding over the page corners, though! Make this perfectly adorable felt bookmark to hold your place until you return to your reading nook again.