- 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.
- 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.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Booking Through Thursday
Posted by Sarala Kron at 9:04 PM