Booking Through Thursday

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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'd say not so much in spring, all 15 minutes of it here in Texas. But they really do change in the summer. When it's hot, I don't want to read heavy books. No summertime War and Peace for me. No book that is either too heavy to carry to the park or too heavy to carry in my head.

I've radically changed my library and my thought process on books in the last six months. I've hit a real "reading for enjoyment" phase, and I'm no longer so determined to read all those classics that I should have read but didn't. It's not that I'm going to move to reading the "paperback bestsellers of today", but I am going to read more deeply from those authors whose works I truly enjoy, whoever they might be. If that means a Galsworthy, Trollope, Heyer, Shellabarger, or Wodehouse binge, then so be it.

So, yes, I read "lighter" in the summer. But I read differently all the time now.

Happy Thursday, ya'll!


I love gardening books. (but sort of in the way I love magazines with housekeeping and beauty tips...with no real intention of doing anything about it.) But one of my daughters likes gardening so now I give her the books and then I look at them later.

I don't read much fiction lately, but I do like to leave time in the summer for a lazy rereading of some of my favorites, like The Haunting of Hill House or Dandelion Wine.



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