Creating Reading Places

by On May 17, 2013 in General, Reading


Diana is a sociologist, freelance writer and mom, though rarely in that order. Her writing spans topics from parenting joys and challenges to prevention education. She writes a monthly parenting blog for Yahoo and has published feature articles on adoption, family rituals and the childcare industry for parenting publications. Diana earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. These days find her hanging with her husband and book-loving six year old in the San Francisco Bay Area, while happily blogging and serving as a reading advocate for Bookboard.


  1. Ken

    May 17, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I’ve just shared that Pinterest board with my wife, because I’m crazy about the idea of having a reading space for my preschool age son. When we moved into our house last year, I had some grand ideas for building a little nook in our family room just for him to flop into some fluffy pillows and read. But, maybe something in his own bedroom would be better.

    As a librarian in an academic library, I’m a little sad that all our seating is hard wood chairs. Even college students should be given the chance to get comfortable with a good book (or a bad but required book, for that matter). I have fond memories of sitting in an upholstered chair in my college library, reading David Hume until the wee hours.

    Swap out David Hume, swap in Dr. Seuss, and I want the same for my boy. 🙂

    • Diana

      May 17, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      Ken, glad you liked the concept for your little boy and yes, what’s with all the hard wood chairs in so many libraries? (Unless they want to keep sleep deprived students from napping in cozy chairs.) The key thing here is you don’t have to have a “grand idea” with a lot of work and money to create a fun little space for your son. Good luck!