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Seasonal Reading:

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I was reading a column over in the book section at the Washington Post and Michael Dirda (writer, literary critic) asked people to post about reads that are appropriate for the month of may: “it is May—the springiest of springtime months—and I was thinking about books for this happy time of the year.” 


Does your reading change with the seasons? As an academic whose calendar centers around the opening and closing of university, my answer will always be yes. With Summer comes lighter more fantastical readings. I tend to read more fantasy and science fiction this time of year. With Fall and Winter, my readings tend to be more serious and literary. 

How about you? I know that Erin and myself both enjoy reading heavier works when it’s colder. There is something enjoyable about reading Russian literature in the winter, Dostoevsky’s prison experiences with the snow beating against the windows at night, it’s just beautiful and fitting. 

Your seasonal readings or comments? 



Written by thebeliever07

May 1, 2009 at 2:57 pm

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  1. I don’t think my reading is based on seasons, just whatever i am feeling. If i am feeling creative I tend to read something difficult to get my creative juices flowing or if its been a long day something fun and easy tends to be in order.


    May 1, 2009 at 3:27 pm

  2. I’m reading Dostoyevsky this summer.


    May 2, 2009 at 9:22 am

  3. My reading doesn’t, and never has, change(d) much. Although I do take every other summer to re-read the Steinbeck oeuvre.


    May 2, 2009 at 12:37 pm

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