I have many fond memories of sitting at a table in the public library and reading books. Other than right before bed or in the bathroom, I'm lucky enough to be able to do some reading in my office at work. I've purchased a beat-up copy of The Tommyknockers to keep at home, while the hardcover of same is at work; this way I can delve into the story at both locations. When I'm alone and ready to read, I sometimes go to the computer, go to youtube and type "birds chirping" and put it at medium volume. Give it a try, it's a great way to read. Careful not to type in Magpies or Crows - that'll just get a guy mad after about two minutes.