- Does what you read vary by the season? For instance, Do you read different kinds of books in the summer than the winter?
- If so, do you break it down by genre, length of book, or...?
The extent of my seasonal reading is to maybe try and read an eery book around Halloween and a Christmas type book near the end of December. Most of the time, I fail miserably at even that. My reading rarely follows a seasonal pattern. When I began keeping a reading journal, I looked forward to someday seeing patterns like that emerge, but so far no luck.
Perhaps it has to do with the fact that I live in a climate that does not see the extremes in weather like some other parts of the world do. While the summers frequently reach into the 100's here, the winters rarely bring snow (and if they do, it's front page news!). Or maybe it is simply because so little in my life changes with the seasons other than the types of clothes I wear (to match the weather). When I was a student, especially during my college years, I stuck mostly to academic reading; my holidays and the summer months were filled with the lighter and more entertaining books. I do not know if that counts as a seasonal reading though as it really only had to do with the school schedule and not so much nature's seasons. For the last several years my routine has been more static. I work full-time year round and do not have exams to study for and papers to research, my reading seems to be much less defined in terms of the seasons.
Even taking that into consideration, I do not find myself craving a particular genre at any specific time of year. My craving or desire to read a particular genre usually comes when I have been neglecting that category or I am in need of a change that only that particular genre can offer. Although I do go through my phases, they do not seem to be dictated by the seasons.
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