Springing April 24, 2008
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?
The change of seasons in Southern California is pretty subtle. Winter brings some cold rainy days, but it’s not weeks of cold weather the way it is in other parts of the world. It is a few random wet days interspersed with our normal mild and sunny “postcard” weather. Spring is more of the same. We have flowers blooming all year round. I know… you’re jealous! Talk to me during fire season in late summer/early fall, when you’re enjoying a lovely Indian Summer, picking out your pumpkins and wearing a light sweater, and we’re dealing with triple digit temps, devil winds and smoke and ash. I’ll be jealous then!
Back to the question. My reading habits don’t vary much with the season, except maybe in summer. Usually I’ll throw a magazine or something very light into the beach bag when I take the kids to the water park or the pool, since I know I’ll be distracted every few minutes by requests for drinks, ice cream, money, sunscreen, hot dogs, towels, etc. Last year I was reading The Kite Runner in July at the water park and my 9 year old dumped her Icee all over it. Luckily I’d just finished it, but I had to take it to book club that weekend all swollen and blue! The next time we went I brought People magazine with me just in case there was another Icee mishap.
Do you vary your reading habits depending on the season?
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