Friday, March 15, 2013

 
Welcome to My Book Musings! Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. It’s purpose is to gain and meet new friends and followers. I love seeing the weekly questions because I enjoy mulling over my books, or other reading-related matters.

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Q: Activity! Hopefully warm weather for most of us is here soon…so tell us about your favorite outdoor reading spot. Or take a picture.
 

A view of Tagaytay's Taal volcano
In the Philippines, we almost always have warm weather, and cold weather is actually more rare! So we don't really read outdoors, unless we're in the colder places like in Tagaytay. And even then, we don't exactly read. Instead, we shop in thrift stores or stalls, eat in restaurants with scenic views overlooking the world's smallest volcano, and take looots of photos. And if I'm out in a grassy area, I'm usually with someone and I'm too busy eating or talking or resting to read.

 

The water is clear, and the sand is so white in Boracay!
If you're in Boracay, believe me, you wouldn't want to read. You'd probably want to go island hopping, laze in the sand while chatting with your man or friends, playing beach volleyball, sipping cold drinks, drive an ATV up the slopes, but no, not reading. You'd just fall asleep with the fine white sand beneath you, and a masseuse expertly kneading your crying muscles.
 
So instead of saying an outdoor spot, I'd have to answer with an indoor one. At home, I read either in my bed or in our comfy couch. We don't have a front lawn, and our garage is filled up with the cars. And it's so hot in here, you'd be perspiring within minutes. Also, it's very polluted, unless you manage to find the city parks. Even then, it's not comfy to read there. If I'm on the go in the metro/city and I have my Nook with me, I usually end up in Starbucks or Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, always trying to snag the couch!
 
What about you? 
 
 
 

25 comments:

  1. New follower via GFC! :)
    http://owlnestlyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/03/feature-and-follow-friday-2.html

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    1. Thanks for following, Heather! Following you back.

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  2. Hahaha! I can totally relate! ;) I also read indoors because we don't have a lawn, there is no nearby park and the air here in Manila is so polluted. Lols. ;)

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    1. I know what you mean :/ I'm feeling a little envious seeing all the photos in the other FFs!

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  3. I live in the Phil too, so I can totally sympathize. =))
    Thanks for sharing!

    My FF
    New follower via GFC!

    -Tiffany

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Tiffany! :) Followed back.

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  4. Nice pics, Goldie. I don't read outside too because I live in a tropical area, and it's always a constant battle against mosquitoes and bugs. I hate the distraction.

    Kaykay @ The Creative Forum
    Happy Reading! :)

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    1. Thanks Kaykay! Nice view from your window! :)

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  5. Wow! Nice pics! It would be so much fun to visit! The couch or my bed are my favorite reading spots too. Thanks for stopping by this week. Old follower :D
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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  6. WOW! Amazing beautiful pictures! You're right- I probably wouldn't read, I'd sight-see!

    Old Follower, but now following via twitter and bloglovin'!

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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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    1. Followed you back on Twitter :D Come on over!!!

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  7. OMG... You are making me want to hop on a plane and move to the Philippines! So jelous!
    Thanks for stopping by, following you back!

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    1. Haha! Thanks Daisy! I didn't really think my photos would do that, but yep, nature is lovely over here!

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  8. Nice pictures! I prefer to read in doors too!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :D

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  9. Wow...these pictures are amazing. It looks like paradise. I am so jealous!!
    Old follower..here is my FF http://goo.gl/5VVRD

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  10. Oh my gosh that looks amazing ! I would love to have warm weather every day! And what a view !!!Thanks for checking out my FF - Katie@inkk

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    1. Yikes! Warm weather is not as fun as it sounds. When you're perspiring every day, you'd wish to have a bit of cold every now and then! Thanks for visiting :)

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  11. New follower!
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  12. Your post makes me want to go to the islands of Boracay! Oh, and I'm a couch reader, too.

    New GFC and Linky follower
    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat
    Here's my F&F

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