This week’s Booking Through Thursday question 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?
No, I don’t read gardening books or travel books.
My reading doesn’t vary based upon the seasons. I assume the reason I would stick a light paperback in a knapsack is because I would be taking it out to read in the sun, which is not something I would do. I’m about as pale as they come and the sun is not my friend. The sun makes my eyes hurt and it burns my skin; I’ll read inside on my couch thank you very much. If the sun liked me more, perhaps I would enjoy basking in its glory. My hope is that ultimately I will look younger longer than most people since I try to avoid the sun if at all possible.
One day I went to the beach with some friends. It was overcast but I took the precaution of lathering myself up with some heavy-duty sunscreen. I was wearing jeans and a teeshirt, so I obviously didn’t lather up my legs as they were already covered. However, we eventually sat down after running around to have a snack and got up about 20 minutes later (seriously, it was NOT longer than 20 minutes). The next day, the part of my ankle that had been exposed when I sat down (because your pants ride up a little when you sit down) was burned so badly that at first I thought I’d sprained my ankle because I could hardly walk on it! It didn’t blister but it hurt like a bitch. I hate the sun.
My question to YOU is: Do you like to read out in the sun?