My favorite place to read in the summertime is on the patio. We've been growing vines for years now, and now they're finally grown enough to provide some shade. The best times to sit out are in the morning or after dinner, when it's not so hot.
One of my recent favorites is to take a good book and my breakfast out to the picnic table. My favorites this week are The Moon and More, Orange Juice, and a bowl of granola. It's a great way to start the day. And who knows... I might even take some of the letters I'm writing outside!