All good and true book-lovers practice the pleasing and improving avocation of reading in bed … No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over. – Eugene Field.

The geometric perfection of a tulip field, in Zhumadian, China. (China Stringer Network / Reuters)
The geometric perfection of a tulip field, in Zhumadian, China. (China Stringer Network / Reuters)
People fight with pillows on "World Pillow Fight Day" downtown Bucharest. (DANIEL MIHAILESCU / AFP)
People fight with pillows on “World Pillow Fight Day” downtown Bucharest. (DANIEL MIHAILESCU / AFP)
A participant falls to the floor covered with feathers during a pillow fight event, in Beijing, China. (Ng Han Guan / AP)
A participant falls to the floor covered with feathers during a pillow fight event, in Beijing, China. (Ng Han Guan / AP)
A boy collects drinking water from a hand pump. Kutubdia, in India, is one of many islands affected by some of the fastest recorded sea-level rises in the world. The island has halved in size in 20 years. (SIipa / Rex / Shutterstock)
A boy collects drinking water from a hand pump. Kutubdia, in India, is one of many islands affected by some of the fastest recorded sea-level rises in the world. The island has halved in size in 20 years. (SIipa / Rex / Shutterstock)
A photographer holding his picture of the Temple of Bel taken on March 14, 2014 in front of the remains of the historic temple after it was destroyed by Islamic State (IS) group in September 2015 in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
A photographer holding his picture of the Temple of Bel taken on March 14, 2014 in front of the remains of the historic temple after it was destroyed by Islamic State (IS) group in September 2015 in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Kashmiri Muslims pray before a priest shows a relic believed to be hair from the beard of the prophet Muhammad, in Srinagar, India. (Tauseef Mustafa / AFP / Getty Images)
Kashmiri Muslims pray before a priest shows a relic believed to be hair from the beard of the prophet Muhammad, in Srinagar, India. (Tauseef Mustafa / AFP / Getty Images)
Seif Eldin Mustafa (Left) is seen wearing his 'suicide belt', as British passenger Ben Innes (Right) poses for a photograph alongside him. Mustafa hijacked an EgyptAir plane forcing it to land in Cyprus so he could deliver a message to his ex-wife. (Ben Innes)
Seif Eldin Mustafa (Left) is seen wearing his ‘suicide belt’, as British passenger Ben Innes (Right) poses for a photograph alongside him. Mustafa hijacked an EgyptAir plane forcing it to land in Cyprus so he could deliver a message to his ex-wife. (Ben Innes)
Levitating lightning in Florida, USA (CATERS NEWS AGENCY)
Levitating lightning in Florida, USA (CATERS NEWS AGENCY)
Contestants race camels at a festival, in Dalanzadgad, Mongolia. (Rentsendorj Bazarsukh / Reuters)
Contestants race camels at a festival, in Dalanzadgad, Mongolia. (Rentsendorj Bazarsukh / Reuters)
Spirits were high during the ISU-1 Grand Prix in Kyotanabe, Japan. In the Isu-1 Grand Prix or chair-one grand prix, a two-hour endurance race, participants compete on an office chair balancing the speed and the chairs' ability to race for 2 hours without critical damage. (Trevor Williams / Getty)
Spirits were high during the ISU-1 Grand Prix in Kyotanabe, Japan. In the Isu-1 Grand Prix or chair-one grand prix, a two-hour endurance race, participants compete on an office chair balancing the speed and the chairs’ ability to race for 2 hours without critical damage. (Trevor Williams / Getty)
Dancers perform at a parade held on the occasion of the traditional 'Entierro de la Sardina' (Sardine's Burial) in Murcia, southwestern Spain. (MARCIAL GULLEN / EPA)
Dancers perform at a parade held on the occasion of the traditional ‘Entierro de la Sardina’ (Sardine’s Burial) in Murcia, southwestern Spain. (MARCIAL GULLEN / EPA)
A businessman looks at cherry blossoms in almost full bloom in Tokyo, Japan. (Issei Kato / REUTERS)
A businessman looks at cherry blossoms in almost full bloom in Tokyo, Japan. (Issei Kato / REUTERS)
Jewellers in Bikaner, India, chain up their faces as they protest the excise duty levy on gold and diamond studded gold ornaments. (DINESH GUPTA / CORBIS)
Jewellers in Bikaner, India, chain up their faces as they protest the excise duty levy on gold and diamond studded gold ornaments. (DINESH GUPTA / CORBIS)
Competitors run down the Champs Elysees below the Arc de Triomphe at the start of the 40th Paris Marathon in France. (Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)
Competitors run down the Champs Elysees below the Arc de Triomphe at the start of the 40th Paris Marathon in France. (Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)
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