Wednesday, July 27, 2011

On My Nightstand - Oops!

A stack of books glares at me. I sigh. As the conference looms on the horizon, my reading time is fast disappearing.

For the month of August, I won't be recommending/reviewing books. Instead, I'll do my best to write general interest posts, conduct surveys (totally unscientific), and read as much as I can.

What's your favorite reading season? Spring, summer, fall, or winter? Why?

24 comments:

Jan Cline said...

Hi Susan,
I dont think I have a favorite season. Because Im a slow reader, I just get it in when I can - elated to have finished one! I try to read a mix of fiction and non fiction since I write both.
Blessings.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. I just read when the going takes me - not nearly as often as I'd like .. but I read lots of articles and blogs ..

Enjoy the break .. and it'll be good to see your posts - cheers Hilary

Marja said...

A stack of books... I recognize that Susan.
Any season is a reading season for me, although I prefer the long summer nights here in Holland, where I can still read outside by daylight at 10 pm while the birds are still singing!

Wendy Paine Miller said...

I haven't thought of this before...I love spring and fall though. Just love 'em.
~ Wendy

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jan -

I'd love to read a mix of fiction and non-fiction, but I'm focusing on fiction at the moment. The only non-fiction I'm picking up is the Bible. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Hilary -

Blogs and articles are also favorites for me. :)

I hope I can come up with something interesting! It may end up being more work than the book recommendations.

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja -

Wow! You still have sunlight that late? We're thrilled when it's light at 8:00 P.M.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Wendy -

I'm with you. Hot/sticky and freezing cold don't have a huge appeal. Of course, I do like curling up with a good book in a cozy house.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Anne Mateer said...

I definitely read more in winter than any other season. I think that's because it gets dark earlier. And it just feels right to cuddle beneath a blanket and read when it's cold outside.

Stephen Tremp said...

I love a good storm. I'm more of a weather than a season reader. Give me lightning and rolling thunder and a blackout (with flashlights) and that's great reading weather.

Maria I. Morgan said...

I think it's great that you're taking a bit of a break while preparing for the conference! Focus on your writing and you can get back to the reading when it's less hectic.

Never considered a favorite reading season...but I think I read more in the winter since there's less daylight and fewer outdoor projects clamoring for my attention. Have a great week!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Anne -

I'm an all-season reader, but I do enjoy the whole winter/cozy ambiance with a good book.

Thanks for commenting. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Stephen -

Now, that's fascinating! I guess if you're reading a spy/action/adventure tale, it would add to the atmosphere. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Maria -

Yes, I know what you mean. I spent an hour watering plants and working in the yard this evening.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jean Fischer said...

Hi, Susan.
I'm a summer reader. I love to sit outside on summer evenings and read under the stars. I think longer days trick me into thinking that I have more time to read.

Blessings.

Nancy said...

Oh, I just read all of the time. And I used to be a non-reader. That was before I discovered L. M. Alcott. If I had to pick a season, it would be winter. There's nothing like a hot drink, a cozy blanket, lots of time, and a good book. Aaaaaaah.

Sonya Lee Thompson said...

Fun thought. I read more when my kids are in school and probably more in the colder months. During spring and summer I want to be outside and with my kids more.

Karen Lange said...

I like to read in any season. :) I do especially enjoy curling up with a book on a chilly winter evening, though. :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jean -

When I was growing up, we had a screened-in porch. We'd sit out there, trying to catch a cool breeze, eat our meals, and...read.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

I'll never forget the first time I read Little Women. Amazing!

I also read year round, but I seem to read more in the winter because of the cozy factor. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sonya -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Yes, the milder temps pull me outdoors. After being cooped up with all the snow, it's a welcome relief.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

Even though many folks read all year, I'm hearing a lot say winter reading has a special appeal.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Rhonda Schrock said...

Reading, for me, is an all-season sport. I'm a voracious reader, just devour books. I feel half-dressed without a book in my hand. :) Hope you enjoy conference and find open doors there!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rhonda -

I like your description. :)

Summer is difficult because I'm preparing for the writers conference, gardening, going to picnics, etc. After being stuck indoors all winter, it's hard to resist the call of the great outdoors.

Blessings,
Susan :)