|My sister and I at Cedar Point|
nothing. It's funny, as a kid, summer would be all about books being read under trees outside, taking a break from the hot sun. But now at almost thirty, I find myself navigating away from the stationary. Sign me up for sand volleyball or an all day softball tournament (seriously my forehead is still peeling).
The only time in summer that I gravitate toward books is when I am on a beach. But alas! I live so far from beaches. And in Ohio, I am choosing the walks with friends, the cookouts, the game nights over the solitary reading that I used to do not that many summers ago.
So I was curious. Do you all share my pain? Or is summer a high reading time for you guys?
PS. We won the softball tournament on Saturday, and are undefeated in my Monday night league (somehow). Volleyball we lost tonight 2 - 1 but I had a nice run of 5 or so points, and it was a close game each match. Couldn't ask for anything better :)
I don't (generally) get more reading done in summer than I do any other time of the year EXCEPT for the week I go to rural Illinois to visit family and the county fair. There is usually a chunk of time in the mid afternoon where not much is going on and I can read for a good 2-3 hours solid. It's quiet. There's shade, and a gorgeous view.ReplyDelete
I applaud your ability to maintain an active lifestyle during the summer. I myself cannot handle the heat and the sun. I turn into a zombie. The only thing left for me to do is to sit at home and read.ReplyDelete
Early summer May/June has always been the busy time and July/August are slower. So I do a lot of reading on vacation in July and to relax from my busy work days in August. For me reading ticks up just a notch over the summer months, but I never read the giant summer TBR pile I make for myself.ReplyDelete
I live in the Deep South. Summer is a time to hide inside from the oppressive humidity and heat. I get a lot of reading done!ReplyDelete
I get almost no reading done in the summer. With my kids out of school, we're spending a lot of time at the pool, at the lake, and doing other stuff together. I read for a few minutes at night, but that's about it.ReplyDelete
Dena @ Batch of Books
I never understood summer reading, or rather, it never applied to me. Even when I was in school and had the summers free. Summer meant hanging out with friends, going to the beach, and I didn't read at the beach. I was too busy talking with my friends. Once I started working, it was year 'round and now that I'm retired, I still have the same amount of time to read every season. I read what I want to read, what I'm in the mood to read. To be honest, I tend to read more on cold or rainy days when I'm stuck indoors. Summer often means nice weather and the chance to go for walks, take photos, just get some fresh air.ReplyDelete
Yay Ohio! Summer used to be my ultimate reading but now because of Netflix and Hulu and the kids activities,I'm lucky if I can read a book a month.ReplyDelete
Summer is usually a time that I read more, but mostly because I read outside and have less distractions than when I am reading inside and I have the computer or tv on ;) But I do also spend more time hanging out with friends and such, I'm just more effective when I do have the time to read.ReplyDelete
I feel the same, my summer TBR is so neglected :( but I try to always carry a book with me to read whenever the mood strikes even if it's just a few pages. I love being outdoors in the summer, especially here in Southern Ontario where I'm surrounded by beautiful trails, parks, and beaches! Great locations for some outdoor reading :)ReplyDelete
Nope. I read, read, read all summer but I often do it actively by listening as I walk or exercise or in the car on long road trips.ReplyDelete