To either sit or lay while I read. I will stand if I have to but I prefer to relax. I. 't sleep very much and night in bed is my favorite time to read. I usually read laying on my stomach. on the couch or soaking in my bathtub Sitting or standing. Rarely ever lying down and if I try reading in. walls in parks, and on the toilet in my home. Standing. Mostly when I'm stuck in line somewhere waiting for. a bad idea, can't you use a music stand as a book stand to start? and use an e-reader to flip.