Thursday, April 24, 2008


BTT: Springing

I'm not sure I get this week's Booking Through Thursday:

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 just brought home another 30 or so books from the RT Convention, not to mention all the free excerpts (a marketing tool I HIGHLY recommend!).

At this point, I've got so much to be read that I'm trying frantically to not drown in all the books. You can see a concerted effort on my part below, or here, if you have to click to it.

I don't get what the change of seasons has to do with what we read. I'd better check out what you guys all have to say. As for gardening books, I thought you were supposed to read those in the winter, as you draw up your plans?

I also have lots to give away in the upcoming weeks/months. Stay tuned for those!


Nope, it doesn't change although I'm more apt to read a hardcover in the fall/winter because I'm inside more.
Yeah, I didn't really get it either. So far, no one has said that the change of seasons has much of an effect on what they read.
No, I can't say I've ever noticed my reading habits to be driven by the season. Then again, we have summer most of the year down here, so that could explain why it seems an odd question. Winter? What's that? ;-)
My reading doesn't really change with the seasons, just what I'm in the mood for: mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal.
And no, I still haven't unpacked my books from RT. Maybe Sunday.
There must be something to it, because in the summer they put out light & fluffy movies, and the great movies in the winter. Then there's "beach reads" in the summer, where we supposedly read more comedic stories.

But although the movie industry and book industry seem to think they do, my tastes don't seem to change with the season.

Except spring. In spring, I want erotica like crazy.
What I read doesn't really change, but WHERE I read does. I love taking a book down to the beach for a few hours. :)

Happy Friday!! :-)
Sigh - I can't think of a better way to go...drowning in books.

My reading habits remain pretty much the same. I read by mood, whatever my muse needs at the time.
I've really struggled to read since I've been working on the series. I know that Lawrence Block had the same experience - while Stephen King doesn't have that experience. (shrugging)

I can read very very fast so have read thousands of novels. Maybe it will return.
I have a few gardening books - they look right pretty on the coffee table. Not that I ever do much more with them as my poor pathetic garden will attest. One of my resolutions this year was to put some elbow grease into them. But I won't buy a book, I'll ask Mr. Putterer-with-the-gorgeous-garden next door what to do.

Otherwise, no, I don't think my reading habits change with the season - except perhaps winter makes me want to curl up near the fireplace more. But you can't beat a good book in the Adirondack chair on the patio either.
Sounds like it's straight across the board. The seasons don't change my reading except for reading Christmas-themed stories heading up to Christmas.

I've got a 7 Things Meme for you or any one of Shapeshifter to do, Susan.
Yeah, I can't say that my reading changes in the Spring. I might read a little less since I have a ton of yard work to do every Spring, but I don't change what I read.

Of course, these days the only thing I read is kids' books. Knuffle Bunny reads the same in October as it does in April.
I don't think the change of seasons has anything to do with the way most of us read. Maybe we might *add* a book or two, say, about gardening or spring crafts and then in the fall add on a book about fall decorations or holiday crafts...I don't even do that much. I just grab for the next one on the stack. Thanks for your comment on my blog...I think there's more info about autism right now because April was designated Autism Awareness month
Definitely, you do have to read gardening books in the winter to plan! I don't think anyone I've seen has said they read differently in the spring.
Nope, it doesn't change!
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