Monday, October 4, 2010

The W's of Reading: What's the Best Reading Weather?

Today the rain rolled in and the leaves were sticking to the wet pavement.  Who knew that they would bring such a smile to my face, but all of a sudden I felt the weight of work and bills lift for a moment to really see what was in front of me.  The other thing I find that I always want to do is to grab a nice, snugly blanket and read a few good books. 

I don't want to discount the fun times to be had reading on a beach, from a back porch swing, or even while out for a walk, but fall and winter just seem to be so much more conducive to long stretches of reading.  Who feels pressure to go outside when the weather is bad?  I know I don't. 

Here is to a beautiful fall ahead and a warm holiday season to boot!  I'm looking forward to:

--Snuggling down in the rain to joining in on Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon this Saturday.  I have a huge stack of books, so I look forward to diving into them.
--Decorating a little for the upcoming holidays, because isn't that the joy of owning your own home?!?
--Finding a book or two that takes place over the holidays.  It's fun reading about the holidays in a story and it can add so much to the season.
--Re-watching some of my favorite shows.  I love films like When Harry Met Sally, While You Were Sleeping, and even holiday episodes from Friends

I know this is a short list, but I'm leaving myself open to fun, relaxing times this season. Who would think I would say it, but I say bring on the rain and snow!

What do you most like about the fall and do you find yourself reading more?


  1. I definitely read more during the fall. And Read-A-Thon is such a great way to get it all kicked off!

    I love decorating and go a little crazy buying fall/winter scented candles. It's so nice to have a home with welcoming seasonal scents :)

    (Found your blog searching for Read-A-Thon posts!)

  2. I really dislike fall, I have to admit. It means all I have to look forward to for the rest of the year is winter, and I hate winter more than fall. Not to mention Halloween, my LEAST favorite holiday....

  3. I think Mother Nature is one smart cookie. She distracts us with her most beautiful displays in the Fall so we forget that the horrible long winter is just around the corner. I love the beauty of fall and the smells, the warmer comfy sweatshirts in the evening and crackling fires, football season, apples, spiced candles and cider. I hate having to turn the heat on, raking leaves and ending up with bare tree limbs and dead flowers. So I ignore those things by diving into a great read instead. I get most of my reading done in the winter when I hibernate ;0)

  4. I think it's hilarious that you are already thinking about the holidays... It is still 80 degrees in Denver, so Christmas is the farthest thing from my mind! I would appreciate a nice rainstorm though.

  5. Summer is my favorite season but I do have to admit that fall and winter are much better for reading. There is just less to do, since you can't go outside much, and so lots of weekends are spent reading. =)

  6. I wish I could enjoy fall. I would love to actually, but my sinuses are making me flat out miserable. However, I LOVE having all my windows open all day long. ;) I think from Fall-Winter will be my favorite seasons.

    You reminded me about the Read-a-Thon thank you! I so need it. Hopefully, I can get everything done to participate at the last minute.

    When Harry met Sally is one of my favorites (up there with Sleepless in Seattle) I always remember the fall scenes the most in that movie. While You Were Sleeping is also completely adorable. ;)

  7. I Love Autumn once it really kicks in and the cooler days come. I dont like it when we get days u can leave the jacket at home and then the next day u wish u had put that extra layer on.
    I like to wrap up in layers.

    We are expecting a very cold winter again this year in England, that will mean days we will not go out and I can just read without guilt that I should be off doing something else. But then the novelity of that will wear off after a few days. :)


  8. I love, love, love fall but hate winter...I tend to read more in the winter. There is nothing better then snuggling under the covers with a good book.

  9. Elizabeth--That's awesome! :) I actually follow your blog and have for a little while, although I think I'm a lurker. :)

    Heidenkind--Ah! You don't like this time of year?!? *sigh* Well, I admit that I love it. Sad that we don't match up on something! I'm not a fan of winter either, at least not after Christmas, but I don't like January through April!

    The Bumbles--I love how you described it! Yes, I think it does lull us into winter and before we know it, it's slamming down on us. Here's to hoping it won't be a terrible one!

    Gretchen--*whispers* My b-day is coming up, and that always starts the "holidays" in my mind. :) I bet you all will get hit with this weather pattern soon too. We had high temps for forever! I'm kind of glad it's sweater weather now. I have SO many more work clothes I can haul out and wear.

    Meghan--Totally understand the summer love bit. I love it too. The winter just seems to make me feel less guilty if I stay inside! :)

    MillyMarie--Oh, good, I'm glad I reminded you of the read-a-thon. I'm excited to participate this time around, although I RARELY give us sleep for it! Hopefully once the cold sets in your allergies will stop a little??? I hope!

    DizzyC--I like layers too! :) Winter can be a drag sometimes, but for some reason, I'm actually looking forward to it this year. Weird! I'm actually planning on visiting England for the first time this summer. Can't wait!

    Buckeye Girl--I hear you on the winter bit. I love fall too! This year I really needed fall to hurry up and get her because I had run out of clothes and needed my winter gear. :)

  10. Fall is my all-time favorite season. I think it is because of the cooler - yet not frigid - temperatures, the vibrant colors that are found everywhere in nature, and the cozy turtlenecks, sweaters, and scarves that I can wear everyday.

    I am still in a reading slump, so not sure I am going to participate in the read-athon or not. I will definitely plan to stop by and cheer you on though.

  11. Molly--Thanks! You were a great cheerleader! :)