Comfortable Reading Position

Education … has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan

I’ve written a few postings on reading — among others, reading in bed, and reading on a reading chair. Recently, I tried out using a small table (originally, the legs went out to far for the chair, but a few coins and duct tape fixed that problem). And it works out fine:

Especially with an iPad.

But still, I think there are better positions for reading. There have to be.

So, what are your best reading positions?


  1. It is interesting to see the transformation from a vertical position with a “standing table”, inspired by medieval scholars, to a horizontal position with a futuristic “space pod” vibes. Did you change your mind or it is an another step in your exploration of the living space?

  2. I’m continuously exploring. I don’t think a “best” general option exists — because you and your environment is constantly changing. But there is something like a best option in time and for the current situation and person. Plus, I think variance is important. Going back to the old adage that anything is poison if it’s too much, no position can be good if you are in it all the time. Perhaps that’s one thing to explore further — when to change the position. And at least for the moment, this position works well for me, but I will change it, eventually.

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