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24 April, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Spring!

Do your reading habits change in the Spring? Do you read gardening books? Even if you don’t have a garden? More light fiction than during the Winter? Less? Travel books? Light paperbacks you can stick in a knapsack?

Or do you pretty much read the same kinds of things in the Spring as you do the rest of the year?

I've been noticing tulips, and dafodils blooming, and the little May violets poking their heads up early over the past sunny and warm week. Also my daily walk have seen lots of wild rabbits hopping on lawns enjoying the greening grass (and I suppose sitting on shallow nests under bushes since the same three have been in the same yard all week). Last night we had our first real spring rain of the season. I love spring showers with their gentle warm sprinkles. I find it fun to walk through them as I ended up doing after class, as opposed to rushing to dryness when autumn rains take place.

I don't notice a change in my reading choices per say when the weather gets nice. But, my choices of reading spaces totally changes. I love to settle down with a good book in the hummock of a tree's branches, or sitting leaning against it's trunk feeling the grass tickle my legs, and the rough texture of the bark behind me. I revel in reading in dappled shaded area where you get little bits of sunlight dancing around you. I love to read outside, even though I have to be careful of the sun's rays.

I actually find myself reading gardening books more in the winter in anticipation of spring, and while lighter fiction does pop up a little more often in the warmer weather I still reach for the heavier fiction and non fiction about the same as in colder weather.

How about you? Does the weather change how you read?


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Cool! You're playing along!

nimrodiel said...

I'm trying to remember to play this every week :)