Rainy Day Reading: Enjoying Your Sofa with a Good Book

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Rainy Day Reading: Enjoying Your Sofa with a Good Book

For many people who enjoy reading, rainy days can be one of the best times to curl up with a good book at home. The sound of the rain, a warm blanket, and a comfortable chair are often the ingredients for a relaxing day spent immersed in a story about love, mystery, or adventures in far off places. Readers can let their imaginations take flight with a work of fiction or read about the real lives of admirable or famous people. When it comes to books, there is always something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of their personal preferences. Reading is even a great pastime for kids. When parents read to their children, they may help establish a love of books even before their children learn to read on their own. Reading to children can also help build their communication and listening skills, as well as their imaginations.Readers have many options when it comes to how they consume their stories. Traditional hard copy books are still an option that many choose, but electronic books are an increasingly appealing alternative for people who enjoy reading. Not only are they good for the environment, but they benefit the reader by allowing them to store a large number of books right on the device. They also provide readers with the option to tailor the pages in terms of font, font size, and even background color, which can be helpful for certain readers. For example, some older readers may increase the font size for easier reading. However a person chooses to read, a quiet spot with little interruptions is ideal.

  • Media Center: Reading Links: This page features a collection of book-related links for teens in high school. The categories on this page include links to book blogs, eBook resources, Amazon teen releases, award-winning books, movies based on YA books, and the winner of the Georgia Peach Book Award.

  • Plamondon Municipal Library Web Links: On this page, readers will find a long list of assorted links to websites. The link categories on this page include topics such as Aboriginal sites, book clubs, book lists, computers, genealogy, and general interests.

  • Student Services: Assorted Web Links: This is a link that opens a page on the Stuart MacPherson Library website. People who visit this web page will find a long list of various links, most of which are related to books.

  • Student Literacy: Activities for Students: Teachers and parents who visit this site will find a list of links to activities that can be done with students. The page lists both basic literacy and ESL resources.

  • LEADS Book Club: Open this link to the LEADS book club, which is a club for Lakota students. Parents who click on this site will find the current reading selection by grade, reading resources and summer reading program links.

  • Reading Suggestions From Websites Offering Sofas and More: When parents click the link to this page they are opening a list of book-related resources. The links lead to websites regarding award-winning books, games, and poetry for children.

  • Sofas and Sectionals, Reading Adventures, and Other Suggestions or Events: Click this link to open up a page on the children's section of the Chesley Memorial Library. The page contains information on events and programs, as well as reading reviews and suggestions.

  • Great Books for Teens: Teenage readers who visit this web page will find book lists, book-related websites, and book award links.

  • Reading and Homework Help From Sites Selling Sectionals and More: Kids who are looking for fun and educational sites will find links to both when they click on this Liberty Hill Public Library Kids Page.

  • How to Read Comfortably: Selecting and Buying Sofas: This page provides useful information on how to select sofas for one's home.

  • Tips on Buying Sofa Sectionals and Other Types of Furniture: Consumers who are planning to decorate their homes can visit this site for tips on buying furniture. The tips include how to stay on budget, measure for furniture, select the right design, and properly place new furniture.

  • Movie Review: Prometheus: Movie-goers who click on this link can read the blog's review of the movie Prometheus. The blog post poses the question of whether the movie is a prequel and whether it is bad or not.

  • Choosing and Buying Furniture, Including Sofas: Click on this link for guidance on how to select the right furniture to decorate the home.

  • Shopping and Services for Sectionals and Sofas: When buying furniture for the home, consumers will want to first review the list of links on this page for retailers of sofas, love seats, and sectionals.

  • Residence Hall Furniture: Visitors who click this link will be taken to a web page that sells modular furniture that can be configured in numerous ways.

  • American Furniture Collection: On this page, visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago can view and create their own online gallery by adding the articles of furniture featured on this page to their collection.

  • Housing: Furniture and Lofts: New students to housing at Eastern Illinois University will find useful information and a link on setting up the stackable furniture at residence hall. The page also provides information for students to build their own lofts.

  • Furniture Design: Program Philosophy: This link opens the program philosophy page for the furniture design program at the Herron School of Art & Design. The page also includes three videos.

  • De Anza College Furniture Design Program: Clicking this link will open up the home page on the website to De Anza College's Furniture Design Program.

  • Georgia Tech Department of Housing: Furniture Details: Students living on campus will find images and approximate dimensions of furniture, such as a bed, wardrobe, chair, and desk.

  • New Furniture Program Details: Students interested in working with furniture manufacturers can click this link to review the details of the Catawba Valley Furniture Program. The program prepares students for potential jobs at local furniture manufacturers.

  • Furniture Design Program: Students interested in furniture design may click this link to the Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. The page that opens is the home page for the Furniture Design program, where students may click on and review current courses, careers, facilities, and faculty. The page also includes a slideshow of student work.

  • Viking Furniture: Click on this link to view the Viking Furniture website. The company is a student operated enterprise from Berry College.

  • Couches for Students Lounge: This blog post is an announcement for students at University High School in Normal, IL. The page announces the arrival of couches for the student lounge.

  • Directions: Ordering Lab Furniture and Chairs: Employees of Boston University may use this link for instructions on how to order and pay for furniture and chairs for the lab.

  • Pair of Side Chairs: Click on this link to read the details of the Pair of Side Chairs, or chaises á la reine, and view images on The J. Paul Getty Museum.

  • A Love Seat About Love: People who visit this page can view a series of photos taken of a loveseat that was designed by a Rhode Island School of Design student.

  • Valley Traditions: Furniture: By opening this page, people are able to read about the history of locally designed furniture, which can be found in collections and museums in the Upper St. John Valley.

  • Bar & Sofas & Tables: Students looking for furniture will find a bar, sofa, and table for sale on this Elon University want ads page.

Some of Sofan's Beautiful artworks
Each limited edition print comes in a variety of sizes and formats, both framed and unframed. Click on any image to view a larger version and read each painting's unique story.

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Bird of Paradise
Floral wings gracefully
embracing life's beauty.
Ready to soar.

orchid painting
Enchanted Orchid
With soft petals and subtle fragrances orchids are the most sensuous flower.

lily painting
Since ancient times the lily has been a powerful symbol of beauty and purity.

Time Passage
A soothing golden light
shines on the blossoming lily,
easing busy minds.


Sacred Moment
This calming image
gently draws you towards
more peace and tranquility.

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Moonlight Spirit
Blossoming lilies emerge from the tranquil blue waters, creating peace and tranquility.

Blue Lagoon
Drawn to the golden sunlightwe swim ever closer to the surface.


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Beneath the Shining Sea
Colourful fishes swirl
and play in the never
ceasing dance of life.

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Floating Lotus
Soft petals on soft water, You calmly float above the surface of all.

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Tranquil Waters
Soft fluid motion
draws us to our centre,
moving through life's waters.

 Whispering to the Fish
A soft voice calls to you gently
about new possibilities
and coming change.

Dancing in the Vortex
Come dance in the playful energising swirl of watery movement.

"My Enchanted Orchid, brings happy memories of Australia right around the world to my home in Rio. See you guys next trip."

Carolyn Brissett



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