Thursday, April 24, 2008

Springing - Booking Through Thursday


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?

It's been a few weeks since I've done a "Booking Through Thursday" so here goes: Spring is here, if only momentarily. The forecast for the weekend is only in the 50's....with the lows in the 30's. Boo! But the past few days, it's been beautiful, albeit a little on the rainy side.

My reading habits don't usually change with the seasons. I'm one of those people that tend to follow my own path. I will pick up whatever book seems to interest me that day regardless of the season or the weather. I don't garden.....and if I did, I highly doubt I would be reading gardening books anyway!!

The possible exception to this is when I go on vacation. I always pack books to take with me when I travel. (It's the most important packing I do!) And I usually tend to bring books that are lighter, quicker reads. I guess if I ever go any place that's really exciting and adventurous, I might read up on the city. But so far, Disney World is about as exotic as it gets with us!!

Happy Thursday!!

14 comments:

Dewey said...

The only way that my reading is affected by seasons is that I don't work in the summer, so I do piles of reading then! Gorgeous tulip photo. I think our lilacs will bloom in a week or two, also.

Stephanie said...

Dewey, I can not WAIT until my lilacs come in!! I LOVE the smell of them in the spring breeze!

writer2b said...

What a gorgeous photo! I love tulips. They're just opening where I live.

I'm with you on the gardening books. I can't read those either!

Thanks for participating!

bkclubcare said...

WOW - what a bold new(?) look to your blog!!! I like to buy too many gardening magazines but not books for some reason...

Btw, I used to live in Peoria as a kid...

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Wow, the 30's at night? It was a humid 86 degrees today where I live :) Spring is quickly leaving and summer is fast approaching.

I'm with you - my reading doesn't really change with the seasons, but more with my mood and what I feel like reading at the moment. I don't do gardening books either, but I have bought a guide book or two to help with a vacation. I even got one the one time we went to DisneyWorld! :)

Have a great day, and Happy Reading!

Jennifer said...

Ah yes, packing books for holidays...harder than choosing clothes to take! I go with light reading too, usually old favourites.
Happy BTT =)

Melody said...

Ooh... I love the pic, Stephanie!!! And I LOVE tulips! :)

Dot said...

Packing books for holidays is the only bit of packing that I don't mind doing but my boyfriend and I do always seem to end up with a mini mobile library when we go away! Thanks for visiting my blog and Happy BTT!

jpderosnay said...

what a gorgeous picture! thats really making me feel more spring-y! :)

i think i'm like you in that my habits don't change too much. although, perhaps they do somewhat...? i don't know. i always keep meaning to keep an eye on them, but never get around to it...

DesLily said...

ohhh Lilacs are my absolute favorite flower! When my kids were young we had lilac bushes..soon as they bloomed you could see me walking around with one in my hand constantly sniffing! lol..They are so short lived !

I don't think the changing of seasons changes my reading much either.

Trisha said...

Sorry to hear about your weather. :(

I'm not much of a seasonal reader either. About the only thing the seasons influence when it comes to reading is where I read books not what kinds.

Trish said...

Hope it warms up for you soon! I'm more of a mood reader rather than a weather reader, but I do tend to choose my books carefully for vacations as well.

stu said...

Since the onset of spring (about two months ago in the UK) means a gradual build up towards the cricket season (next week) I usually start rooting through my limited collection of old cricket books. Summer usually brings a host of lighter, happier, reads.

thisredheadreads said...

I don't read outside much because I live in Seattle and all four of our seasons are generally grey and rainy, with the exception of the one or two weeks of unbearably awful heat that we have during the summer (usually mid-August). And, at that point, I'm more likely to be found in the bathtub in cold water, reading, rather than reading outside. (I don't do heat.)