Thursday, April 24, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Springing!

QUESTION: 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?

ANSWER: This is actually the first time I've really thought about how the seasons might effect my reading habits. I'm not sure I read more or less during the warmer months, but I do think I read lighter fair during the spring/summer because I get major spring fever. We may not have huge changes in temperatures here in California, but I for sure am happy once the rain really stops and the days get longer. Longer days for me though mean a shorter attention span. I'd prefer to be out hiking or laying by the pool, which usually gets me to read more fiction because I can get through it quickly without too much concentration. Does this happen to anyone else during the warmer months?

1 comment:

Kristi said...

Hi. Found your blog while working on the first Weekly Geek assignment ;>).

Although I live in central FL and there's not a huge difference in the seasons here either, in the spring I just want to be outside. This time of year is when all the festivals around here crank up and I want to go see all the cool stuff (yesterday, for example, I went to a Volkswagen Bug/Bus show - it was groovy, man ;>)). And in the summer, I want to be on the beach. So I'm not likely to pick up books that require a lot of concentration these days.

I saw in your profile that you're a freelance writer. So am I (children's science books, for the most part) so I thought I'd drop by and say hello!

~Kristi (Passion for the Page)