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1.) Post on your blog answering this week's
Do you tend to read more in the
winter or in the summer months?
(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)
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Ramblings of a Coffee-Addicted Writer!
Interesting question! I've never given this any thought at all. I read all through the year, and don't really pay attention to how many books I read in any particular season or time of year.
Having stated the above, I will add that I do need to be comfortable in order to engage in this type of mental activity. If it's summertime, I have to be in an air-conditioned room, or at the beach, under a huge umbrella (I've never been a sun worshiper), and preferably with a nice breeze blowing, and a can of something cool in my hand. This is because I absolutely HATE the heat (it sometimes gets into the 90s here in South Florida). I am unable to read if I'm feeling hot, sweaty, and sticky. UGH. In fact, I get into a very bad mood when I'm unavoidably in this condition. Therefore, I cannot focus on reading ANYTHING. All I want is to get out of the heat!! As soon as I get into an air-conditioned room, or a breeze starts to blow, I calm down considerably, and can then focus on a book, whether fiction or nonfiction.
Reading when I'm cold is much easier for me! It only goes down to the 50s here in my area (on rare occasions, it can go down to the 30s at night), but I love it! (To us Floridians, that's COLD. Lol.) I can even read outdoors when it's cold. All I need to do is pile on a couple of sweaters if necessary. If I'm indoors, I feel very cozy and comfortable. We don't usually turn on the furnace, so it can sometimes get chilly inside our condo. No problem! I throw on a sweater, and curl up in my reading nook, or on the recliner/couch, and read away, sometimes with a cup of hot tea or chocolate next to me.
Since I've never seen snow, I don't know how I would react to the freezing temps up north, but I can tell you that I do NOT like the sweltering temps down here!
Bottom line: as long as I'm in a place that's quiet, with good lighting (at night), and my body temperature is comfortable, I can read at any time of the year, and read as much as I want!
What are your thoughts?
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