Thursday, April 24, 2008

Spring, Schming

Today's BTT 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?

I've had a similar conversation with someone before regarding summer reads. And as I said then, I read pretty much the same choices that I would year round. I'm currently reading Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing because I was in the mood for one of his comedies. But this has more to do with the fact I recently completed his King Henry the Sixth plays and wanted a lighter fare, than any change in the weather.

By the way, spring is relative. Here on Baffin Island it's marked by balmier temperatures. Today it's -12 degrees Celsius.


Allison said...

I don't necessarily change the type of books I read in the Spring, but my location changes - I move outside to the sun. Nothing better than taking a book to the park on a warm day.

Anonymous said...

Ok so I promise not to moan about it only being 9C here any more.

Lezlie said...

Oh, man. I thought Minnesota was cold! :-) I'm with Table Talk. No more complaining for me!


Lesley said...

And I'm complaining about the eternal sunshine!

pussreboots said...

OK, I had to go look up Baffin Island to see where it was. Happy BTT.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

No, I don't change my reading habits. I like to switch things up all year round.

And I believe we got above zero today nyah nyah, although we did get some more snow this morning.

Rob Hardy said...

The problem with Minnesota this time of year is that it's often 20°C one day and 4°C the next, with snow. But no, I don't think my reading habits change in the spring. In the summer, yes. I tend to read more in the summer.

Stephanie said...

Sheesh. And I thought Illinois was bad!! I'm so sick of the cold by now.....

I don't usually change my reading because of the seasons. It just doesn't work that way for me!

Chrisbookarama said...


Anonymous said...

OK, I'm not going to talk, too much, about my beach reading habits. Sorry about that John.

John Mutford said...

Allison: I do take books with me to coffee places and the like, when the opportunity arises.

Table Talk: No, feel free to complain. It's all what we get used to.

Lezlie: Yesterday it was -32 with the windchill. I complained then. I'm serious when I say that most of us were happy with -12.

Lesley: Long (almost darkless) days are almost upon us here, so if eternal sunshine be your complaint, don't come here in the summer either.

Pussreboots: When I was growing up, I simply knew Baffin Island as that one that looks sort of like a dog.

Barbara: Our long range shows 3 degrees on Sunday. First time in the positive digits since last September, I believe.

Rob: I wonder how many places claim the old adage, "If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes?"

Stephanie: Yeah, why does winter overstay its welcome?

Chris: Nah, it's not so bad.

BookGal: Go ahead. I can live vicariously through you.