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?
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.
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
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!
I haven't thought of this before...I love spring and fall though. Just love 'em.
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. :)
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.
Hi Marja -
Wow! You still have sunlight that late? We're thrilled when it's light at 8:00 P.M.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Hi Anne -
I'm an all-season reader, but I do enjoy the whole winter/cozy ambiance with a good book.
Thanks for commenting. :)
Hi Stephen -
Now, that's fascinating! I guess if you're reading a spy/action/adventure tale, it would add to the atmosphere. :)
Hi Maria -
Yes, I know what you mean. I spent an hour watering plants and working in the yard this evening.
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.
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.
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.
I like to read in any season. :) I do especially enjoy curling up with a book on a chilly winter evening, though. :)
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.
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. :)
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.
Hi Karen -
Even though many folks read all year, I'm hearing a lot say winter reading has a special appeal.
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!
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.
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