Is reading a ritual for you? In other words, is it more than picking up a book and starting to read?
Reading is a ritual and a luxury for me. As such, when I do open a book it is more than plonking myself down in a chair. I need to create the right ambience, the right setting.
I also need a little something to eat and drink. What I’m reading often dictates what I choose to enjoy with it. A mystery usually needs tea (black) and a cookie or a slice of cake. Poetry needs a small glass of sherry, plays a strong coffee.
Some people like to attend wine and food pairings, but I’ve just had a brilliant business idea: book, food, and drink pairings! While I get starting on my business plan, you tell me what you like to eat and drink while you read.