Does Weather Affect When You Read?

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Re: Does Weather Affect When You Read?

Post by Jmteachmom » 25 Mar 2018, 07:24

I do love to read on a rainy day! Of course sitting on the porch on a sunny spring day is always good too. I guess I could read in any weather. :lol: I do believe if I could just get the world to stop demanding my time I would use it all to read.

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Post by tvess » 25 Mar 2018, 08:13

I think I like to read during the rain because it's a slight distraction, but not enough to actually stop me from focusing. It helps me feel less like I'm studying and read at a relaxed pace. I often play quiet wordless music for the same reason.

I also find that I read less when it's cold. It's harder to find a good reading position when you're also trying to stay under covers, and I just don't want to think as much when I'm cold. I tend to just watch a movie instead.

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Post by SABRADLEY » 27 Mar 2018, 22:16

I like winter daytime reading the best, or rainy day reading. There's something about curling up with a blanket and cup of tea or cocoa and reading!

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Post by Jfoust1988 » 28 Mar 2018, 21:29

Not really. I do find myself wanting to read more on rainy days but I'll read on sunny days to. I do find I prefer to read in a dark room, either by closing the blackout curtains or simply reading at night.

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Post by Shrabastee » 08 May 2018, 05:20

I love reading no matter how the weather is, but different weathers tend to influence my reading choices. A stormy cold dark day or evening certainly calls for a horror story or a thriller, a pleasant and lazy summer afternoon for a romance or any character-driven story, a bright and sunny morning for a non-fiction or a science fiction! But the 'currently reading' list does not always coincide with the favoured weather..so, well..!

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Post by nikkyteewhy » 12 May 2018, 14:51

I haven't noticed any change in my reading habit caused by weather, except if there is a black out which I will blame on the power lines and not the weather.

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Post by Ever_Reading » 11 Jun 2018, 10:20

I feel you, mate! If you give me winter or a rainy or cloudy day, I bet I can read the entire library in one go :lol2: There is something about cold weather that makes me read more than usual but otherwise, any weather is good if what I am reading is good :techie-studyinggray:
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Post by palilogy » 11 Jun 2018, 12:05

I'm from New York where it snows a lot and your trapped inside almost all winter. I read a lot more then and I tend to read outdoor adventure hiking books. Same goes for if it's too warm outside then I stay inside and read books.

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Post by meisnor9955 » 11 Jun 2018, 12:39

Yes, yes, yes! I have always noticed that once autumn really starts to cool down, winter begins, or if its raining then I'm probably 70% more inclined to read. It might just be because I am a very active person outdoors in the summer and spring (mostly with gardening, going to the beach, kayaking, fishing, etc.) so I don't actually sit down and stop to read. I could never get into reading while at the beach, or while sitting outside really. I think there are just too many distractions. I feel guilty if its a beautiful day out and I'm not outside doing something. In the winter however, nothing beats sitting down with the fire going while its snowing and reading. I can read 1-4 books a week in the winter, but the summer its difficult for me to get through 2 books in a month. I also like to read books that, if the setting is heavily reliant on the weather/season, the weather matches the weather I'm experiencing.

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Post by Dael Reader » 17 Jun 2018, 19:51

I wouldn't say the weather affects my interest to read, but rainy days or snowy days make me want to forget everything else and curl up on the couch with a nice beverage, and that's a great time to read.

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Post by bclayton13 » 24 Jun 2018, 01:15

I'm the same way! When it's raining outside, there's nothing better than a good book and a cup of coffee/hot chocolate. I also like to read when it's overcast and chilly outside.

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Post by KatSims92 » 24 Jun 2018, 15:11

For sure! When it's a nice sunny day, I'm hesitant to read because other things need to be done, but if it's cold, cloudy, or rainy that is perfect reading weather!

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Post by ahmaria » 25 Jun 2018, 19:58

It only really changes where I read. In the summer, I love to go out to a park near my library and read outside on the grass. I can finish whole books in one sitting that way. When there's precipitation, I check out tons of books at a time so I can read as much as I want without having to venture outside to rotate books.

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Post by Eclectic_novels » 26 Jun 2018, 21:57

I tend to fall in with others enjoying the cold weather with a good book. Although, I can read in any kind of weather. If the electricity is blown due to a storm I have plenty of candles and it would not bother me a bit.

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Post by pricklypurple » 01 Jul 2018, 12:32

I think it depends more on my mood rather than the weather. When I am sick or tired and lazy, I just wat to curl up and read.

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