Thursday Thoughts: It’s about the *ambiance*

Hey hey, my imaginary internet friendos. How freaking goes it? Are you, like me, clinging to the last shreds of your sanity with only your iron will and copious kitten TikToks to give you the strength to endure? Yes, I thought so.

Back at it with the Thursday Thoughts, but before we start, a wee update: am reading, but am reading too many things (#bookpolygamy) and so have no review for you this week, I know you’re all crushed, my infinite bad.

So. This week’s question: What’s your favorite sound to hear while reading?

Oh. Oh that’s a GOOD one. But so easy to answer. It’s just this gif, really:

cozy rainy days ♡ uploaded by n u r i j a ♡ on We Heart It

These are the sounds I want when I’m reading:

  • a purring cat
  • rain on the windows
  • pages turning

See? Simple.

Of course, you could throw in a crackling fireplace, maybe some oldies coming in from another room, the boom of thunder that’s far enough away that I don’t have to worry about my lights going out. But really, I just want those three things. The combination of all three somehow makes time stop, and as long as I have a good book in my lap there is no surer guarantee of happiness.

And thanks to the magic of the internet, I can summon these sounds at any time, even when the weather is wrong or the cat is being uncooperative or I remember that I do not and never will own a wood fireplace. And because I’m so nice (ha), I’m sharing my favourite insta-happiness sounds with you:

You’re welcome. Happy reading 🖤

– xo, R

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