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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

This week's question:

Well, here where I live, Spring is sprung–weeks early, even. Our lilac bush looks like it will have flowers by this time next week instead of in the middle of May as usual. The dogwood trees, the magnolia trees–all the flowering trees are flowering. The daffodils and crocuses are, if anything, starting to fade. It may only be April 24th but it is very definitely Spring and, allergies notwithstanding, I’m happy to welcome the change of season. What I want to know, is:

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?

My reading habits do change, and indirectly, I suppose, it's related to the weather. In the cold Minnesota winter, I don't go outside more than I have to, which gives me more time to curl up and read inside. Once the days start getting longer and the weather nicer, I feel the need to go outside, eat dinner on the deck and spend more time playing with my puppy outside. So I've got less time to commit to reading a book, and it has to be portable so that I can bring it outside with me.

This month the weather has been a terrible tease-warm and sunny one day but blizzard the next. I've still managed to do a fair amount of reading despite the nice weather, but mostly it's been a lot of YA books and other shorter books.

Happy BTT everyone!


Lezlie said...

A fellow Minnesotan! :-)


Anonymous said...

What is it with the weather this year? We've had two sunny days only to be woken this morning by torrential rain and icy winds that seem to have come straight down from the Arctic.

pussreboots said...

I don't change with the seasons either. Happy BTT.

Alice Teh said...

From where I come from, the weather's hot all year round with rain here and there. Sometimes it gets a little nasty but overall good. Whatever it is, my reading habit stays the same but mood does play a role in determining what I read. :)

Rhinoa said...

I don't think the seasons and weather affect my reading, but I might look back over my last few years reading just to be sure...

Kim L said...

lezlie-yeah that is cool! I haven't come across any other Minnesotans while book blogging yet.

table talk-Yeah, I'm with you. Right now it is kind of snowing and super-windy. Yuck!

pussreboots-Happy BTT to you too!

alice teh-Sometimes I like the change in weather because there is variety, but it does get awfully cold here. (Sigh).

rhinoa-it is so hard to tell sometimes! I always think I've finished more books than I actually have, until I look at the cold hard facts.

Melanie said...

i would have to say that i don't have a lot of changes as to what i read as the year goes on. i read more or less what i feel like.