I'm not in favour. The reading corner's at least an attempt to actually discuss, you know, stuff related to books. I think combining it with the lounge would ultimately mean that, given the general level of discourse in that board, book discussions will become even more rare. And I mean, this is still a writing site, I like the idea of having a separate space to actually discuss stuff that's written down.
We can't afford to water down The Lounge anyway, it's obviously the source of all our culture.
The Parlor Room is kept alive with the Interesting Comments thread.