Booking Through Thursday: Springing

Springing April 24, 2008

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 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?

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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?

Google Image Meme

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An interesting MEME to try from Care’s Online Book Club (originally from KwJWrites blog…)    I’m going to tag:  Softdrink (she’s doing this blogging-every-day thing so she needs stuff to write about), Chartroose, and Mrs. Blogoway..  but you don’t have to be tagged to play along!  

Go to Google Image Search.  Type in the name of the last book you really enjoyed (I say that because you may not have enjoyed the last book you read).  Perform the search. Now, obviously you’re going to get pictures of the book cover, but see what else comes up, and how it relates to your life right now. “

Hmmmm…  look at that.  This worked amazingly well and not only relates to my life right now, it relates to the conversation I had less than an hour ago!  I entered the title of the book I’m currently reading (the magical, mystical Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen) into Google Images with no expectations at all, and up came all these photos of flowers and gardening and beautiful yards.  How appropriate for the first day of spring!  My hub and I were just discussing how we need to get our yard cleaned up and ready for warm weather, and how we need to get the weeds out of the side yard so the kids can plant green beans.   Time to get to work!