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Where Are the Best Places to Go to When Wanting to Do a Puzzle Book



The experience of playing with a puzzle can be greatly impacted by the location at which it is done and it is no different with a puzzle book. I find it is also good to regularly change the place in which I do a puzzle book to stop the experience from becoming monotonous and for it to be exciting every time you do it. It can be you have no or little choice in the location you do your puzzle book and have to keep using the same location or the same limited choices but if you can vary the location a lot it can keep this pastime fresh and interesting. It could be a puzzle book that makes the experience of the place you are visiting more enjoyable and there is a reciprocal relationship between the two. The factors that could make a good location are the backdrop or scenery to it, how much noise there is, how well lit it is, how warm it is, how many people are there, can you sit there, the weather and the potential distractions. There are a number of places to choose from to do a puzzle book that each have their own advantages but also disadvantages with how ideal it is for you also depending on what your preferences and circumstances are.


The library can be a great place to read as it will be almost if not completely noiseless and the building and everything in it will have been designed to make the experience of reading as enjoyable and productive as possible. There will hopefully be a choice of puzzle books on offer for you to trial read and to borrow so you can see what type of puzzle book you would enjoy as there many different types. While you are here you could even ask the library staff for some recommendations on puzzle books and they may suggest a type of one you have not thought of. Maybe you could find someone there who has a similar passion to you for puzzle books but this will likely be determined by how many people use the library as the more people that use it the chances of finding someone with the same interest as you no matter how niche it is will increase. The main issue with a library is there may not be one in your vicinity or that is easily reachable for you which may involve a car or bus journey to get there but for a lot of people, this shouldn't be the case as a lot of towns do have them still. Opening hours could also be an issue and will vary from library to library so you will have to check what days and hours the library is open before you go to ensure you don't go when it is closed and waste a journey. If you are a student at college or university the library would be a very convenient place to do a puzzle book that is if you don't have any important work you need to be getting on with.


Your garden or yard can be an ideal location to do a puzzle book outdoors particularly when the sun is shining and the weather is warm during the summer months. For those who are lucky enough to live in places that have this type of weather all year round this opportunity is always possible but to those who do not and have only a few dew days or weeks a year of this type of weather then they may have to brave the bad weather in order get outdoors and do this hobby. If it is windy or wet then it can make the experience pretty lousy if not impossible to do and rain could even damage the book but if it is just cold weather and not extremely cold then these conditions could be manageable by wrapping up warm. An opportunity to go outside and get some fresh air is often worth taking and the garden can be an amazing backdrop whilst doing a puzzle book and will feel and smell completely different from being indoors, therefore, making the puzzle activity a different experience. Doing this activity outdoors can still be private when it is done in your own garden or back yard as it is taking place on your own property and you could even have walls or hedges so neighbours or passersby can't see or disturb you. If your garden or back yard has lights so that it could be well lit in the dark at night then this could allow you to even do a puzzle book during the evening although it can be a lot colder at this time of day but could be the only chance you get to do this activity. Noise will almost always be a potential issue when outdoors and when in a garden or back yard it could come from neighbours, traffic or passersby and to combat this you could either wear headphones to cancel the noise out or if it is coming from a neighbour try and politely ask them to stop.


Alternatively, if you have a conservatory with your house this can be a great place to do a puzzle book and be surrounded by the outdoors whilst being in the comfort of indoors. This option is preferable when the weather outside is miserable and you can't go outdoors but still want to experience nature and have it as a backdrop. A conservatory can be heated up so you can have the view of nature but not the coldness you would get by being actually outdoors during the winter months. It can also have lights so it is easy to do a puzzle book activity at night whilst during the day it will probably be the most well-lit room in the house because its walls are made up of windows and therefore you shouldn't need the lights on. It could also have comfortable seating that you have picked out yourself and a coffee table to lay the puzzle book on making it feel like being in a living room. A conservatory won't 100 per cent replicate the experience of being outdoors and it can be a popular place for people to congregate so you might not get peace and quiet there if that is what you are looking for. A room with a window overlooking a garden or natural landscape could be an option if you don't have a conservatory and that window could then be opened to let in some fresh air to feel and smell the outdoors if it is not too cold outside.


A vacation can provide ample time to do a puzzle or read a book be it lounging at the pool or sunbathing at the beach or whilst travelling from place to place that you will likely not have during a normal working week. A holiday allows you to forget about all the usual obligations and worries you would have at home and just relax and concentrate on enjoying yourself. Some holiday destinations and the activities you do there are going to be more suitable for reading a book than others with calm, sunny and warm conditions being ideal for outdoor reading. Activities in which you are passive and are just sitting or lying there with your hands available will be more suitable opportunities to do a puzzle book than ones you actively participate in as you won't be able to read a book while jet skiing for example as it would be dangerous. Even if the holiday is a very active one in which you participate in many activities there will likely still be downtime and periods with nothing to do that need to be filled which is where a puzzle book could come in handy. Travelling to and back from your holiday destination could provide the chance to read a book especially if you are travelling by plane, train, bus or a passenger in a car. If you are travelling with friends or family then you could provide them and yourself with entertainment by making the puzzle book a group activity by reading out some of the puzzles and turning it into a competition or using the people you are with to get help coming up with the answers. A destination you have never been to before can be exciting and stimulating which may put you in a better mood to do a puzzle book and the backdrop or view to wherever you are on holiday could enhance the experience of doing it and make it more pleasurable. The place you live may not have good weather which makes doing a puzzle book outdoors unpleasant or impossible but going on holiday to more conducive conditions could make this activity possible outdoors. Finding quiet may be an issue on holiday when reading a puzzle book as they can demand a lot of concentration to work through so headphones are an obvious solution to drown out the noise when you can't find a place with few people and quiet.


Commuting is an opportunity to do a puzzle book if you are not driving the vehicle and are going by train, taxi, bus or are a passenger in a car. These journeys may be one of the few times you have available during the day for puzzles and the journeys themselves could take significant time to complete so there could be plenty of time time to exploit as a result. If you are just sitting and staring out of the window whilst commuting then this can be a boring part of the day and an unproductive one at that and a puzzle book could be a remedy to these issues. It can be noisy on a train or bus when there are a lot of people on board and you may need to wear headphones and play something through them to cancel this noise out in order to concentrate. Commuting usually takes place in the morning and in the evening which are not the most ideal times to do something that is taxing for the brain when you could be half asleep in the morning or mentally worn out after a long day at work. A bus can be cold and sometimes smell bad which makes it not the most desirable of transport to use but you can overcome these unpleasantries by wrapping up warm and pulling your jumper up over your nose. The view whilst commuting that you see out the window of the vehicle could be a very nice one depending on where you live and the route it takes which may make the experience of doing the puzzle book even more enjoyable. A puzzle book may be a good way to strike up a conversation on public transport if somebody sees what you are reading and has the same interest or it could be the opposite and a good way to ignore somebody you don't want to converse with or to get out of a conversation. Ensuring you don't leave the book on the transport you have just ridden when you have left the vehicle is something to guard against as it can be very easy to do and difficult to get the book back. A book could take your mind off something you are about to face at work whilst travelling to it and that you are nervous about or just to forget about the bad day at work you have just had whilst travelling home.


At some point, you are going to be in a waiting room of some sort either at the doctor's or at the dentist and this can be a very boring and long drawn out experience unless you have something to keep you occupied that will help to make the time pass quicker. There are often magazines and newspapers as entertainment in places like this but not always and it would be a prime opportunity to bring a puzzle book with you that you have picked out yourself which you know you will enjoy. The magazines and newspapers may have puzzles themselves to keep you entertained and occupied but they may only have a few challenges in them which may not last long enough for the duration you are waiting there. Waiting rooms will usually be quiet places except for the sound of chatter so it should be easy to concentrate in this environment which is useful if the puzzle book challenges are particularly demanding. The puzzle book could help to take your mind off whatever you are about to face and turn an anxious experience into a quite enjoyable one. It could even lead to somebody who also has an interest in puzzles striking up a conversation with you who is waiting there with you which could lead to a friendship or the conversation itself could just help to pass the time. Waiting rooms can be awkward places where people try to avoid eye contact with each other when they could be sat directly opposite one another and having your focus on a book will help to avoid these awkward social interactions. Doing a puzzle book is preferable to listening to music through your headphones because you will be at some point called for and you will need to be able to hear this in order that you don't cause any annoyance. A waiting room is a place you could easily lay your own puzzle book down on the table that is usually in the waiting room and forget about it which would be a hassle when you have to come back and collect it again after realising you have done this. Waiting rooms are often very comfortable places that are warm and have comfy seating which is ideal conditions for a relaxing reading experience.

The bedroom might be the one room where you live where you can get peace and quiet to concentrate on a puzzle book especially if you don't share it with another person. If the bedroom has been decorated and furnished by you then you are going to feel comfortable there which will make the experience of doing a puzzle book there more pleasant and fun. It would be ideal if there was a desk in this room as puzzle books can involve working challenges out in which you will have or need to write things down in order to solve them but the bed will have to do if you don't have a desk at your disposal. If doing a puzzle book on the bed you would have to find something solid and flat to lay on the bed to put the book on in order to write things down. Doing a puzzle book in bed just before you go to sleep could be an ideal way of unwinding after what might have been a stressful and exhausting day with some fun challenges and late at night will likely be a quiet point of the day which is beneficial for this activity in terms of concentration. If you are a morning person it could be a puzzle book is one of the first things you do in the day when you wake up to get the brain into gear and you just have to pick it up off the nightstand. Some people in their bedroom have a beanbag to sit on which can be very comfortable and make the experience of reading a book pleasant and very unique from other types of seating. Potential distractions whilst in the bedroom could be noise from the room next to you which you might be able to resolve if it's coming from the same house as you because you know the person making it and could ask them to desist. If the noise is coming from next door then this could mean having to tell the neighbour politely to stop whatever it is they are doing or do it quieter and if you have a good relationship with them this will make it a less awkward conversation. The distraction could come from outside the building such as street noise and the ways to resolve this would be to shut the window if it is not already or put on headphones and play music to block the noise so you can concentrate. If you share a room then hopefully you get on well with that person and can tell them to be quiet when you are doing your hobby or do it when they are not about if they are going to be distracting.


The couch in the living room can always be a great place to do a puzzle book especially if it has been chosen by yourself as you will have presumably selected it for comfort reasons and because you like the design. A couch can obviously be sat on but you can also lay down on one if that would be more comfortable for you when reading a book. If there is an accompanying coffee table this might be useful to use as a stable and flat surface if you have to work a puzzle out in the book and need to write anything down. Possible distractions in the living room could come from those you live with and how many because the sofa will be in the living room which is the epicentre of the house and many people could be coming in and out of this room all day long. The living room usually has the TV and if somebody in the same room as you is watching it then this could be a massive distraction even when the volume is low as a lot of TVs are huge in size and hard to avoid. The living room could be an ideal place to share your hobby with other family members or the people you share your living space with as it is the place where you will most likely all congregate. It will depend on the type of challenges in the puzzle book as to how easy it is to do as a group activity or with more than one person if it is possible at all but with a lot of puzzle books, you will be able to read the puzzle questions out and then see who in the group can answer first or answer the most correctly. Being in the living room with another person may just be an opportunity to ask that other person if they know the answer to a particular puzzle or could help you to answer it. Living rooms can be well heated and lit so they should be ideal conditions and comfortable when reading no matter the time of day or day of the year.


Another place that is outdoors that you could go to do a puzzle book would be on a bench at a park in which you can watch the world go by, be engulfed by nature and do puzzles at the same time. It won't have the privacy that your own garden can have but there should be more to see and experience. A park can have a wide range of flowers and trees to look at but also animals and ponds/lakes to enrich the experience. Picking a time when the weather is suitable to go to a park and read a puzzle book may be tricky depending on where you live in the world as bad conditions/weather will likely mean it is not worthwhile doing. Finding a time of day or week when the park is less busy and is quiet is essential for fewer distractions so it maybe you have to avoid going on weekends or school holidays when more people will be there and the park benches will be taken up. At night when it is dark is a time when it would not be a good idea to go to the park which could mean for parts of the year you couldn't go after work depending on what hours you work so might mean you could on only visit it in the morning, during your lunch break or at weekends if some of these times are even possible for you. Large events can take place in parks such as music festivals or theatrical performances and this may be a nice backdrop to your hobby or could be a big distraction. The changing seasons would make this experience different at various points of the year be it when the leaves are falling in Autumn or in Spring when the plants and trees are in bloom. Going to the park can get you out of the house which may be because somebody annoying is you and you need distance or you have spent too long indoors and need some fresh air. The park's location in terms of convenience is a factor in how appealing it will be to go there as it may be near your home or on the way to work but on the other hand, could be quite a distance from your home or awkward to get to. Having to walk there and through the park is a form of exercise and you could even take care of some errands on the way there if there are shops on the way. Park benches are not the most comfortable form of seating and can be wet after it has rained or cold in freezing conditions especially ones made of metal. Clothing is going to be important when visiting the park and should be chosen to combat or exploit the weather conditions.


A cafe can be a pleasant place to have a go at a puzzle book especially if you like to be surrounded by people chatting away and you can get a drink and bite to eat at the same time whilst you are there. Going to a cafe may be part of your daily or weekly routine anyway so you would only need to make a tiny adjustment by remembering to bring along a book from now on. The smell of a cafe can be very pleasant and part of its appeal that can differ from place to place depending on what food and beverages are being offered. Cafes shops have different styles in terms of their decor which means each will offer a different experience both in feel and visually. The cafe experience will be very different from being at home and it is a place people go to get out of the house and potentially meet new people or just to catch up with somebody they know. A place in which it is usually possible to be entertained by watching the world go by looking through the window onto the streets. A person is often allowed to sit for hours at a cafe table without necessarily having to buy a drink but you might have to occasionally buy one to keep the cafe staff happy and you also could actually need one yourself. If you don't like distractions when doing a puzzle book and prefer silence then this might be a place to avoid unless you can block out the noise with headphones and keep your eyes fixated on the pages. Cafes can be an escape from the cold weather as they are usually heated when this is the case and having a hot beverage as well can defrost you and warm you up. They are perfect meetup places to chat with friends so this could also be a place to share your hobby by quizzing them with a few puzzles and vice versa. Going to a cafe during your lunch break or stopping off at one whilst commuting may be one of the very few opportunities you get during the course of the day to do a puzzle book. There should be a cafe near you that is convenient to visit even if you live in a small village unless you are one of the few people that live somewhere very remote with just a few houses scattered about. Opening hours of cafes differ from one to the next but as there are so many about you are likely to find one that is open at the time you need it that is also nearby. The quality of service from staff can differ in each cafe which will determine whether the experience is a good or bad one as will the quality of food and beverages on offer. If you do take a book with you into the cafe then try to remember not to leave it behind as you may not be able to get it back however the chances of getting it back are greater than leaving it on a park bench.


In summary, there are a number of places and situations you can read a puzzle book to keep the experience interesting and to give you something to do while you are at these places and which place you choose will be ultimately down to your preferences and your own individual situation.

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