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2013 2013 2013 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">One of these days I will read enough books that I can post a review instead of just spouting off my thoughts about bookish topics that occur to me.&nbsp; Today is not that day.&nbsp; </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.saintpaulsowasso.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/4seasons.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://www.saintpaulsowasso.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/4seasons.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">As summer fades into fall, I find myself thinking about books I want to read in the coming weeks and months.&nbsp; In a few weeks, we'll be doing a Top Ten Tuesday post about the books we plan on reading in the fall.&nbsp; I'm not pre-empting that topic.&nbsp; I know that a lot of people always participate in those because reading plans are fun to think about&nbsp;and I don't want to take away from that.&nbsp; </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Instead, I've been thinking about the WHY behind these reading choices of mine.&nbsp; For&nbsp;instance, I always want to&nbsp;read something kind of spooky in October (<em>Dracula</em>, I believe, for this year); I think&nbsp;that fall is the ideal time to read <em>Moby Dick</em>; I gravitate towards&nbsp;Faulkner every spring; I think about reading <em>Leaves of Grass</em> every fall and every spring;&nbsp;and I want to read long epic works every summer.&nbsp; Fall is also when I find myself wanting to finally take on (and stick with) the Rory Gilmore list, even though I am atrocious at sticking to lists.&nbsp; I'm sure I'm not the only one who falls to the same topics on an annual basis.&nbsp;&nbsp;But why do we do that?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">OK, the spooky thing in October is pretty easy to explain.&nbsp; We're trained to look for the spooky around that time of year because of Halloween.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">But the other things...why should the temperature is outside or&nbsp;the upcoming&nbsp;holidays make me want to read this or that?&nbsp; Does is have to do with the cover of the edition you have?&nbsp; Does it&nbsp;have to do with the title?&nbsp; Or is it perhaps the subject matter?&nbsp; Or, maybe less specifically, do you find your reading habits or preferences&nbsp;changing over the season or do they pretty much remain constant?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Personally, I think it's all of the above.&nbsp; My copy of <em>Moby Dick</em> has a really somber cover and it has red and that makes me think of fall.&nbsp; Leaves and grass are emblems of fall and spring, respectively.&nbsp; I think that in the summer I imagine a version of my life where I have tons of free time to do nothing but read all day.&nbsp; That never happens.&nbsp; My reading stays pretty constant throughout the year, despite my best efforts to read more at different times, like during the summer or over Christmas break.&nbsp; And the Gilmore Girls thing...maybe it's because the fall is when I am at my most organized with the new school year, so I think about organizing my reading as well.&nbsp; The Faulkner thing is purely inexplicable.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">What about you?</div></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">One of these days I will read enough books that I can post a review instead of just spouting off my thoughts about bookish topics that occur to me.&nbsp; Today is not that day.&nbsp; </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.saintpaulsowasso.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/4seasons.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://www.saintpaulsowasso.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/4seasons.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">As summer fades into fall, I find myself thinking about books I want to read in the coming weeks and months.&nbsp; In a few weeks, we'll be doing a Top Ten Tuesday post about the books we plan on reading in the fall.&nbsp; I'm not pre-empting that topic.&nbsp; I know that a lot of people always participate in those because reading plans are fun to think about&nbsp;and I don't want to take away from that.&nbsp; </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Instead, I've been thinking about the WHY behind these reading choices of mine.&nbsp; For&nbsp;instance, I always want to&nbsp;read something kind of spooky in October (<em>Dracula</em>, I believe, for this year); I think&nbsp;that fall is the ideal time to read <em>Moby Dick</em>; I gravitate towards&nbsp;Faulkner every spring; I think about reading <em>Leaves of Grass</em> every fall and every spring;&nbsp;and I want to read long epic works every summer.&nbsp; Fall is also when I find myself wanting to finally take on (and stick with) the Rory Gilmore list, even though I am atrocious at sticking to lists.&nbsp; I'm sure I'm not the only one who falls to the same topics on an annual basis.&nbsp;&nbsp;But why do we do that?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">OK, the spooky thing in October is pretty easy to explain.&nbsp; We're trained to look for the spooky around that time of year because of Halloween.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">But the other things...why should the temperature is outside or&nbsp;the upcoming&nbsp;holidays make me want to read this or that?&nbsp; Does is have to do with the cover of the edition you have?&nbsp; Does it&nbsp;have to do with the title?&nbsp; Or is it perhaps the subject matter?&nbsp; Or, maybe less specifically, do you find your reading habits or preferences&nbsp;changing over the season or do they pretty much remain constant?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Personally, I think it's all of the above.&nbsp; My copy of <em>Moby Dick</em> has a really somber cover and it has red and that makes me think of fall.&nbsp; Leaves and grass are emblems of fall and spring, respectively.&nbsp; I think that in the summer I imagine a version of my life where I have tons of free time to do nothing but read all day.&nbsp; That never happens.&nbsp; My reading stays pretty constant throughout the year, despite my best efforts to read more at different times, like during the summer or over Christmas break.&nbsp; And the Gilmore Girls thing...maybe it's because the fall is when I am at my most organized with the new school year, so I think about organizing my reading as well.&nbsp; The Faulkner thing is purely inexplicable.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">What about you?</div></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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