Thursday, September 18, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Autumn Reading

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Today's Booking Through Thursday asks: Autumn is starting (here in the US, anyway), and kids are heading back to school–does the changing season change your reading habits? Less time? More? Are you just in the mood for different kinds of books than you were over the summer?

A lot more and a little less, yes. My kids head back to school right here at home, so I do more reading to the kids. Our main curriculum is totally literature-based (shocking, I know), so I read outloud to them for a couple of hours most days (in addition to their regular nightly reading).

My own personal reading doesn't change too much. I rarely read my own books during the day, although I can sneak in 30 minutes at a music lesson. No matter what the season, my main reading time is at bedtime. The only difference in fall and winter is that I tend to fall asleep earlier and thus forego some of my prime reading time.


SmilingSally said...

School, children, and studies take up so much time that I can understand why you work to squeeze in reading time for YOU.

Anonymous said...

My reading changes since I choose certain genres more in the summer and others more when it's cold. I also don't have as much time in the summer to read since the whole family is on the go.

Literary Feline said...

Bedtime reading is sometimes the only way I can fit in personal reading time too. I can't say my reading habits change at all with the seasons though.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

This is my first year of not homeschooling at all since my son graduated in May! We used a mostly literature base Charlotte Mason approach, too.

I do a lot of reading in autumn and winter. For some reason, come winter I do more "deeper" reading. Can't quite figure that one out.

I know when it is hot outside in summer, when I do read it tends to be lighter fiction or a re-read of a book I love.