Nooks & Books

Picture 19 I absolutely love finding a book I can’t put down.  The last time this happened it was actually a series of four books (I am sure you know which ones those were) and I was rendered a complete addict- flipping pages furiously, completely engrossed in each sentence.  So much so that a nuclear bomb could have gone off on my street and I would not have deviated from my page.  Before those literary versions of crack graced my life, I felt the same about Eat, Pray, Love (which I have read numerous times and still can be swept up into within two pages).  Last night I found myself on the sofa reading a book cover to cover with a glass of wine. And it’s not the type of book that I would have thought could keep my interest that long. I mean, it came from the SELF HELP section for crying out loud.

Last week I was introduced to Dave Romanelli (not in person, but his website) and I must say I think I have a bit of a crush.  He’s a yoga teacher and “wellness guru” who approaches the mind/body connection with side splitting humor, realistic understanding of day to day life and the oft tumultuous human condition.  I mean, the guy leads yoga+ wine and yoga+ chocolate retreats, plays everything from Lil’ Wayne to the Black Crowes in his yoga classes and he likes vampires! It’s a win/win all around! I spent last Friday night reading his entire blog (and laughed so hard my face hurt at points) and ran out to get his book.   Even if you aren’t into yoga, you’ll so appreciate his advice and anecdotes about living in the moment.  It’s such an important lesson for us all to embrace these days and coming from someone completely “un-preachy” whose voice talks with you instead of AT you, it’s easier to conceptualize.

What would have made my night reading even better? A beautifully designed reading nook like these below! :)

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images via decorpad, apartment therapy, house beautiful, atHome magazine, domino,flickr, counrty living.


  1. I love to read also and I kinda sorta created a reading nook, I called it my reading corner. I love it, so comfy. Now if only I can get a wall to wall, up to the ceiling space for books…ahh to dream

  2. Hey Erin, any idea where they sell those leather settee mini-couches (sorry I don’t know the technical term) for affordable (and in Europe?) I checked Habitat and IKEA but got nothing. Would be perfect for our reading-nook-in-the-works. Gracias chica!

  3. I love Dave. I was fortunate to attend his yoga + chocolate + wine + cheese workshop this year in DC and can’t wait to attend the workshop with Angela who started the wine and cheese yoga sessions. His book is laugh out loud and I find myself gravitating to it for just a pick me up. You should look up his workshops and try to attend. He is an awesome teacher as well.

  4. Lovely post and very inviting ‘reading nook’ pictures. Want to snuggle up with a great book and large cup of tea right now..

    Have a nice end of the week!

  5. LOVE these reading nooks/spaces! Nothing says “cozy” to me more than curling up with a good book in a such a spot. Thanks for your post……love + peace

  6. GREAT POST! I too love a good book and absolutely went through the twilight books in record time. thanks for putting a new author out there, i will definitely check out his site…

    great images too, super cozy looking.


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