Thursday, April 24, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

I've never done one of these before, but I always enjoy reading everyone's responses. So, I thought I'd give it a try this week. I'm not sure where this week's BTT originated, but I found it at TableTalk's blog. 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'm a very moody reader. That's one of the reasons I've had trouble in the past completing reading challenges. I have every intention of reading the books on my list when I'm supposed to read them, but when the time comes I may not be in the right mood. So, I guess it's not really surprising that my reading moods tend to shift with the seasons, as well. I do find that I read more books with exotic settings during the summer months. I love summer and want to revel in it. In the winter months, I like to read books set in snow-covered places with roaring fires and lots of hot chocolate. However, I don't necessarily read 'light' (in tone or volume) books during the summer or while on vacation. In fact, I love to take a big book with me that I can enjoy for the entire vacation -- something I've been wanting to read and haven't had the time or energy to devote to. I love having something I'm really looking forward to reading when I go on vacation because my idea of a vacation is laying on a beach with a good book in one hand and a margarita in the other.


Iliana said...

I haven't done of one these BTT posts either - one of these days!! :)
I'm a moody reader too and I do think that's what keeps me from completing challenges as well. I don't think I read anything different according to seasons but I do have some friends who do.

Lisa said...

iliana, I think there are quite a few of us moody readers out there. Luckily, there's a book to match every mood. :)

BooksPlease said...

I'm a moody reader too which is why when I join challenges I find I don't want to read the books during the challenge period. I also prefer to have a "big" book to read on holiday.

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Lisa said...

booksplease, sounds like we're kindred reading spirits. Thanks for tagging me. :) Have a great weekend!