Thursday, April 26, 2007

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday


  1. Does what you read vary by the season? For instance, Do you read different kinds of books in the summer than the winter? I generally read more in the summer. My energy levels are higher and I stay up later. A lot of my reading is accomplished before bedtime. I used to read a lot more while on vacation but lately I tend to get out with my camera and spend evening down time editing photos or writing blog posts. I need to keep the balance more in favor of reading which is essential.

  2. If so, do you break it down by genre, length of book, or...? I tend to read more travelogues that relate to my summer travels in the summer. In the last two years I read several armchair travel books on Italy and some mysteries set in Italy as well. I found three writers of mysteries set in Italy, Michael Dibdin, Donna Leon and Andrea Camilleri. All have their attractions, each in his or her own way. Through them you can travel to Rome, Venice and Sicily while learning about Italian politics, bureaucracy and the seamier side of life. I keep my mix of light and heavy reading about the same all year. I read the heavier books when my mind is sharper and "dumb down" my reading when tired. I read voraciously of almost every genre with a few exceptions and it seems to depend more on my mood than on the time of year. I have always liked books, novels and non-fiction alike, set in exotic places. Often I will concentrate on one region or culture for a while and then move on.
    I rarely do professional reading while on vacation unless the book has a more literary appeal. Professional journals attend my travels along with good intentions but rarely are read.

7 comments:

Melody said...

Hi Sarala, interesting post! Since you mentioned you do more reading during summer, I can assure you you will read even more if you are over here, since we get summer all year around. LOL. Happy BTT!

Literary Feline said...

Wonderful response, Sarala! You know, I've noticed that I tend to buy a lot of books while traveling that are set in the places I visit, but somehow most of the books end up in my TBR collection for a long while. Maybe I should try and get the books BEFORE the trip and then read them as I go.

angela said...

For some reason I enjoy reading books that are set in places I've visited. For instance I like "The Dead of Jericho" which is set in an area of Oxford that I know.
I too enjoy Donna Leon though I've yet to visit Venice...but soon, soon.
Angela

tarakuanyin said...

I don't read as much as I'd like to because I read so many (bad) student papers. I probably read about same all times of the year, because in the summer, when I don't teach as much, I'm outside a lot.

I don't really read genres much. Right now I'm reading Gilead by Marilyn Robinson for my college book club. I love it. I read whatever people are recommending and whatever catches my eye. I have a long list of books I want to read!

tarakuanyin said...

By the way, I had a hard time commenting, so you might get a couple of weird comments, including a cut-and-paste job that my daughter had in the clipboard that's in Spanish. Just ignore those. Also, I'm blogging at www.tarakuanyin.com because I got so sick of Blog City. Don't know if you know that.

Kathe said...

Hmmm....if I continue to read books set in Tibet and India, does that mean I'll be visiting those places soon? *grin*

Wishful thinking...

Shelby said...

Happy Friday!

I don't think my reading changes with the seasons - interesting concept tho.

Take care.