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A Return to Three Pines: Glass Houses

A Return to Three Pines: Glass Houses

In Three Pines, many villagers visit the church, with its stained-glass window, as a place of reflection.

Do you have a special place where you like to be alone with your thoughts? What about your favorite place to read?

Discussion on “A Return to Three Pines: Glass Houses”

Spring and Summer, when I’m a little dozy late afternoon, I retreat to the seldom used, but really quiet and comfy living room. I take my book with the intention of reading a little before nodding out. 100% of the time, with one of the Three Pines books , I never nod out, and dinner is later than anticipated. Fall and Winter, I light the gas fireplace, and read by the fire. Here in Georgia, it doesn’t need to be freezing to enjoy the fire or Three Pines. ☮️

I also visit a church for reflection; the beautiful Chapel of St. Ignatius on the Seattle University campus. I read anywhere, the book creates its own space for me.

I started to read All The Devils Are Here but I forced myself to put it down. I am saving it for next week when we will be camped at Ricker Pond one of our most favorite spots. There I will read with the sound of the loons, water lapping and birds everywhere. A most special place to read!

I agree with Susan. I always have my Kindle with me. My favorite place to read is sitting up in bed in the evening with both of my cats in my lap.

My favorite reading spot at home is in our front room in our comfortable leather chair, feet on the matching ottoman w a cup of tea or cocoa. Away from home it’s on the beach at Lake Michigan where the sounds of the waves or gentle tides on calm days add a nice background to the stories.

My favorite places for quiet contemplation are my balcony, and my parents’ backyard as I garden or water the plants. My favorite place to read is on my balcony (I’m in a quiet cul de sac with a stand of pine trees across the way, and fox, baby bunnies, and wild turkeys abound).

When the weather is good, in my hammock looking out at my little forest. Also in my reading room in my comfy recliner surrounded by my favorite books!

I never leave for an appointment without a book to read, even if it’s on the tiny screen of my iPhone. But my preferred spot would be in a zero gravity chair, with the sun at my back, and the sounds of the birds in the trees above. Closing my eyes with nature around, I’m best able to visualize the settings Penny so eloquently depicts for us.
Better yet, would be to lie there and listen to one on tape. Her reader is extraordinary.

I thought I was the only insane one walking around with a hard copy of Louise Penny’s works!
It goes with me wherever I go, shopping, gas filling up, post office, doctor’s office and waiting on line. Why lose a minute?

I take my Kindle most places with me so I always have something to read. My favourite place to read is sitting up in bed in the early morning with a coffee and the sun, hopefully, coming through the window and my cat on my lap. Also on sunny winter days I love to sit in the garden and read.

I too always have a book with me. I have read all of this series. I can read any where, but miss getting to the beach or our on lounge s. I’ m really looking forward to the book, but not that it’s the last one…

I read anywhere but I do need uninterrupted time and space to read. My copy is pre ordered and I wait patiently- almost

In the summer my favourite place to ponder and also to read is in a camping site where we park our trailer. We don’t have a rental site; we just go to a provincial park and set up. Usually it has lots of trees around it and therefore lots of birdsong to add to the feeling of tranquility. In the winter I will sit on the couch in our den with a cup of coffee or tea and read or knit or just meditate.

I love books, the feel of them, the smell of libraries, chatting with the librarians, books stacked high in our unit. I may not get to them all, but there is a comfort in never running out of books. I take a book wherever I go, (an Inspector Gamache if there is a new one (I always pre-order so I don’t miss out, can never wait for one from the library) My favourite spot is our little shaded back patio on a summer’s day, the birds in the background, the children’s voices from the nearby Day Care. How lucky I am! My soul safe and sound in my latest lovey book

My favorite reading spot is similar…my old chair in the back garden, listening to birds and water bubbling in the pool..and the occasional ping of a little league bat on the field near my home. Sounds of summer.

I love to read wherever I am. While waiting at an appointment. While sitting on my balcony. While sitting in my living room. While laying in my bed. While sitting by the ocean. It doesn’t matter where I am. I love to read. And reading Louise Penny’s wonderful series if enough no matter where I am

So much takes place in the church, from the stained glass to a bloody cape. It is always in the background but you need to use deliberate intent to actually feel the importance of St Thomas. The Bistro is the center of the community but the church is reserved for the deepest aspects of a wounded soul.

Love reading at Long Beach in Gloucester with the waves lapping the shore in the background…so peaceful with an ocean breeze!

Sometimes, I will take a quilt and a pillow, along with my book, into the small park outside the front door. Sometimes, I’ll read while sitting on the patio; the birdsongs are delightful. Other times, I’ll read in our bedroom while sitting up in bed, and it’s there that I find time to meditate or contemplate.

Our front porch is my favorite place to sit & ponder the Universe. I love watching the birds & squirrels. It’s always peaceful on the porch. I can think through difficult situations as well as bask in reliving beautiful experiences while I’m enjoying being surrounded by Nature. Recently we let our 12-year-old Golden Retriever go so he could cross the Rainbow Bridge. Sitting on the front porch was a great comfort to me as I sorted through my sadness.

The answer to both questions is easy. My grandfather’s house is where I like to sit with my thoughts and also read. It is in a village called Nelson in South Wales, north of Cardiff. I grew up there but moved away when I got married in 1978. Now our children have left home we’re selling up and moving back to Wales from England and we’re going to live in my grandfather’s house. I have read and loved every single Gamache book. I loved ‘All the devils are here’ and really looking forward to ‘The Madness of Crowds’.

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