Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Autumn is here/seasonal reading habits
It's autumn tomorrow. Gone are the days of summer. The change in the season's has gotten me into thinking about my seasonal reading habits.
Summer brings long days reading outside. This can include reading in the pool (it's possible, but tricky), on the beach, or on a lounge chair under the umbrella. Books i read in the summer tends to smell like sun tan lotion and sometimes chlorine. They also sometimes have specs of sand in them, wet on the edges, or have some of the cover rubbed off from the heat. I always find it harder to read indoors during the summer months.
Fall brings chiller weather. This means any reading done outdoors must be done between the hours of 12pm and 5pm. This is because its the warmest and sunniest part of the day. Fall reading brings jackets, blankets, and sore butts. This is because all of the summer furniture has been put away and only the sturdiest/or hardest of lawn chairs remain. Fall always brings reading inside. Fall books tend to smell like spices or mints. This is mostly from the tea being drunk while under the covers reading. Secretly fall also brings nice crisp fall night air which is hidden from thy father by closed blinds.
Winter brings snow. Nothing is more beautiful than snow in my opinion. Unfortunately it's too cold to read outdoors yet risky frost bite and frozen pages. Therefore winter brings indoors readings. It also brings the return of the heating blanket. Winter brings the bliss of reading under the warm covers while watching the snow fall. It also brings more bent book covers from me falling asleep with said books. Winter books tend to smell minty. This is from the tea and candy canes that tend to stain or stick to the pages.
Springs brings the return of warm weather. It also brings the return of allergies. This means proceeding with caution when reading outdoors. Like fall, when it is possible, readings can only be done between the hours of 12 and 5pm. It also means jackets, blankets, and sunny spots are a must when outdoors. Spring brings new books (birthday and book sales) and sighing at the lack of shelving. Spring books tend to smell like chocolate, sugar, and ginger ale. This is from all of the spring celebrations. ^^
Thus there is my seasons of readings... What's everyone-else's like?