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February 17, 2010

Road Trip Wednesday: Favorite Place to Read or Write

Kate Hart
Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

My reading and writing places are pretty much the same. At home, I end up one of three places:

1) In bed.
(This is an old picture from when we first moved in-- after we got a real bed, but before we got anything else to replace our college apartment furnishings.)

2) The chair my mom gave me for Christmas

3) Our deck. It's not usually covered in snow, but the only other picture I can find is this one of my boys throwing Easter eggs off of it.

4) My absolute favorite place to read is on the beach-- specifically, Padre Island National Seashore, where we are pretty much the only people for miles on either side. (Those pop up campers belong to us and my parents, and the tent in between is our kitchen tent.)

Usually I spend the majority of my beach time reading, but July was our first trip with kids, which meant constant attention and no book time. But by God, I had bought that damn sparkly vampire book as a beach read and wasn't about to take it home with me... which is how I ended up staying awake until 5:00 am and falling asleep just as the sun came up... which ultimately led to me writing YA. True story.


  1. Oh, the beach. *cries*

    And if you managed to write WHILE the Easter egg throwing was going on, that would be pretty freaking impressive!!

  2. Kate, your deck and that beach are stunning!

  3. Padre Island? I've been to South Padre Island - loved it! But I drive to Myrtle Beach, Outer Banks, Ocean City or Wildwood for my beach/writing fix. But now - I may check out your beautiful deck :-D

  4. Thanks everyone. :)

    LM, South Padre and the Nat'l Seashore are about 5 hours apart, and the latter is 70 miles of undeveloped beach. It's awesome.

  5. I'm coming to live on your deck. True story ;)

  6. Oh wow, I'm envious of your places. Reading on the beach (a pretty one) is especially awesome. :)


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