Reading in December, PLUS fireplace reading nooks every house needs

Us avid Readers really shouldn’t be asked to leave the house….

My husband and I drove up to the top of the Catalina mountains last weekend to “experience a little chill and get in the holiday spirit” (his words, not mine).

I was happily reading in my comfy chair before all this happened. 

Don’t get my wrong, my friend. I love going places/ having adventures with my hubby… 

(as much as I enjoy reading, you ask? It’s probably best I not answer that this close to the holidays… some presents with my name on them might disappear from under the tree)  

Back to the mountain top!

When we got up there it was 41 degrees (That’s 5੦C for all my metric people).

Umm…. Hells no.

What do you call it when a snowman throws a temper tantrum?
A meltdown.

What do you call it when your normally rational wife does it? I’m sure my husband could tell you (… and maybe those presents under the tree aren’t as safe as I thought) 

[SIDE NOTE: To all my friends who hail from the great frozen North… Please don’t laugh (too hard). For a thin-blooded, desert-native like me 41 degrees is cold AF!!!!]

So here are my holiday wishings for you. May it be a cozy, warm, book-filled December!

A time meant for fires and reading, and drinking hot coffee till it’s a socially acceptable time to drink wine. 

… not climbing around freezing mountains.

Hugs and warm wishes, 

In a hope to heal my traumatic experience, I gather a few “fireplace reading nook” photos for you. I hope they bring the same warmth to you as they did to me 🙂

French Chimneypiece

Chilly nights, hot chocolate while reading books in this velvet-covered wing chair nestled alongside a 17th-century French chimneypiece? Um, yes, please. I’ll take two. ❤️❤️❤️

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Red Velvet Lounge Chair

I wouldn’t  mind spending my entire weekend in this reading nook/ fireplace combo 🙂 Especially if it came with wine (it would have to be fancy wine… not my usually box-wine because — holy cow — just look at this photo!) ❤️❤️❤️

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Cozy Reading Nook

This one… oh my, the books I would read here! If I ever build a dream house, this might be my winner-winner-chicken-dinner…. I can so easily imagine myself on cozy nights in this reading nook. Ahhh so perfect ❤️❤️❤️

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Have a great week and talk soon!

Your book-addict partner in crime,
❤️ Olivia Savage

PS. My recent feels…

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