Our Reading Corner

While it didn’t originally start out with the intent to be a reading corner, it has graciously converted into a coveted spot to read. The corner at first appeared to be wasted space. The back door opens to create a small area that is directly across from the hallway to the front door.


See the fans and miscellaneous stuff behind the door? That’s the corner. Not a lot of space so we thought we’d just put some bookcases and make it the DVD corner. We quickly filled two bookcases with our DVD collection but there was still wasted space in the corner. We couldn’t fit the oversized chair anywhere in the living room that wasn’t in the way so we tucked it into this corner. Then, I set a lamp right in that walkway so I’d remember to tuck it away in the closet straight ahead. That’s when the lamp migrated – on its own I think – into the corner, behind the chair and next to the bookcases. Now, it’s the reading corner. And it gets used. A lot.

It provides a seat for Uncle Robbie when he comes for a visit.


Sometimes by dogs napping.


Sometimes by a big brother reading to his little brother. And maybe someday by a mom or grandma, if they ever get a chance to grab a moment in the chair.

By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

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