Thursday, April 24, 2008

Booking Through Thursday - Springing

Well, here where I live, Spring is sprung–weeks early, even. Our lilac bush looks like it will have flowers by this time next week instead of in the middle of May as usual. The dogwood trees, the magnolia trees–all the flowering trees are flowering. The daffodils and crocuses are, if anything, starting to fade. It may only be April 24th but it is very definitely Spring and, allergies notwithstanding, I’m happy to welcome the change of season. What I want to know, is:

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?

Out here in the land of sun and surf, it can be difficult to tell when it is spring. We do have some clues. The children all get restless (at least the ones who aren't in year-round school). On our street we get flocks of green parrots that move from tree to tree as they bud. Something about our sycamore trees drives the parrots wild. They make a HUGE mess all over the sidewalks and cars. Otherwise, we seem to move directly from rainy, cloudy winter to hot, sunny summer.

I don't really notice a difference in the types of books that I read during this time of the year, but I do notice that I find it more difficult to stick to one book. I very much want to open the covers on several books lined up waiting for my attention. Still, I feel I need to finish up my book club book, The Gathering, and I am enjoying Team of Rivals. Oh, but Fly by Night is calling to me!

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