- When Martin Amis reads in Brooklyn, he does so out loud to crowds of people
The best part of summer is being outside. In the winter, you show up early to meet a friend or see a show and what can you do? Pretend you need something from CVS? Stand there and freeze? In the summer, though, you can just sit down on the nearest bench. In summer, you can just go outside and walk somewhere that's also outside. You can spend the whole day in the sun and then spend the whole night still outside. But, ok, being outside usually isn't an activity in and of itself. How to fill those fresh-aired hours? Why not read a book, ya mook? Here are the best places to do it.