Booking Through Thursday #7

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?

My habits tend not to change with the turning of the seasons. Well, I guess that’s not the whole truth. If I can find a nice park bench or shade tree I will tend to sit there and do my reading outside.

I tend to go in cycles with my reading. Once I get bogged down with reading many heavy novels I’ll pick up something light when I need it. I have a tendency to crave a novel with substance and don’t typically read, what people call, light. I only go to those novels when I feel a slightly overwhelmed by the other material I’ve read. I’ve started to pick up some more non-fiction lately and I’m enjoying it but I cannot only read that (although I’ll in spurts where that’s all I want), I’ve also picked up a couple of young adult novels. I find it rather odd that I picked up these young adult novels because I skipped right past this section when I was that age and went right into the adult novels. I guess it’s just one of those things that will come in due course.

So, long story short I don’t change according to the season. I read whatever the mood strikes at the time.

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11 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday #7

  1. Depending on how old you are it may well be that you jumped past those YA novels because there wasn’t much good stuff being written for that age group then. Now it’s avery different situation. What have you been reading?

  2. Being too hot outside in the Philippines, I tend to look for quiet, airconditioned rooms to read ^_^ Reading outside under the shade of a tree sounds lovely though.

    I also just started reading YA novels. I really love Twilight and I’m reading it (again) right now. Any other YA novels you can recommend?

    Happy BTT!

  3. We camp a lot during the spring/summer/fall which lends itself to a lot of outdoor reading too. I’m starting to feel like the only person on earth whose reading habits change with the seasons. 😉

    Happy Thursday!

  4. Ann: That could be the case. I also haven’t paid close attention to YA books until recently. It maybe that I just started walking through that section and so I’m finding books of interest.

    Den: There aren’t any that I’ve read yet but I’ve heard good things about The Book Theif and The House of the Scorpion. They are on my TBR and I hope I can get to them sooner rather than later.

    Chris: Isn’t that great to be ouside reading again?

    Amy: There weren’t many that said their habits change with the seasons. But I hope you enjoy reading while camping and exploring the great outdoors.

    Stephanie: Thanks, yeah it seems many people read based on the mood they are in. Interesting isn’t it?

  5. I skipped past young adult books as well but now all my friends are starting to read them and so I think I may find myself reading a few in the future. Either way, I tend to be guided by mood as well.

  6. I like to go out on the roof in good weather. My students –and the occasional spouse– are less likely to look for me there, and I can read in peace.

  7. Aria: If you come across some good YA books pass the titles on! I’m always, like many book people, looking for new titles.

    Bybee: That’s great, sitting on a roof would be a great place to read.

  8. I don’t really get to read much outside – I live in Seattle where it drizzles a lot.

    Please do write about any good YA books to read. I’m always on the lookout for more YA books to read, especially ones that would be enjoyed by adults as well.

  9. Thisredheadreads: Be sure to come back and you’ll find a review on the YA books I read. I journeyed over to your site today and it looks great.

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