Of all the reading nooks we've seen (and loved!), we have to say, this one should get a gold star for carpentry. If we hadn't seen the before picture, we'd have sworn it was built into the house's original construction.
The especially cool thing about this nook is that a regular, super talented mom made it. Brittany of Pretty Handy Girl was lucky enough to have two closets in her son's room, so she turned her crazy DIY skills on one of them to create an amazing, cozy, and beautifully lit space for her son to read. She has a full step by step at her blog, so charge up your power tools and go check it out.
images: Pretty Handy Girl