I get a lot of pleasure from seeking out paintings by artists who you (and I) may not have heard of before. But this one is by somebody we've probably all heard of, the celebrated French Impressionist Edgar Degas (1834-1917). It's called 'Young Girl Reading on the Floor' -- perhaps she's lying down because the book is so big it's easier that way. Whatever, she's really absorbed. That's why I love these reading pictures so much -- anyone who loves reading can relate to that state of being completely caught up in it.
This one came to me from a friend -- thanks, Anna!