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Subject: What is it about reading in the fall that feels so much more...
Date Posted: 9/16/2010 8:09 PM ET
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luxurious than reading in the summer? Is it just me? There's something so decadent about curling up in my favorite chair with a warm blanket and a good book. Or stopping at the coffee shop and reading while enjoying a hot drink and a sweet treat.

I wish it rained more often here, b/c my favorite thing about rainy days is that I'm "trapped" indoors. I'll do whatever housework is pressing that day and then spend the rest of the day under the covers or on the couch, with my book.

I don't mean this in a condescending way, but sometimes I actually feel sorry for people who don't love to read, who don't get to bask in the simple pleasure of losing themselves in a fantastic book.

Date Posted: 9/16/2010 9:26 PM ET
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I know what you mean, Arika.  I'm away in Chicago on business and a cold front came through this afternoon. So it's chilly this evening and I've been curled up in a chair in my hotel room reading all evening. I'm sure it will be a bajillion degrees when I get off the plane in Louisiana tomorrow.

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Date Posted: 9/17/2010 8:02 AM ET
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I love to curl up in my favorite chair with an afghan around me a cat on my lap and read a good book. Of course you keep getting interupted. Don't forgot the hot tea or hot cocoa.

Alice

Date Posted: 9/17/2010 9:31 AM ET
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Today is such a day here in Minnesota, I had to shut my windows last night and the night before.  So after I get the things I have to do today done.  I will curl up on my bed which is my fave place to read.  With my new faux fur blankie I am certain within about 20 minutes Itty, Jett and Mowser will deposit themselves artfully on the bed, and Tiki will look at me with her soulful little eyes and ask to be lifted up because she is to little to jump up on G'ma's bed.  I do love the fall, it is my favorite season, it is so mellow.

Date Posted: 9/17/2010 10:29 AM ET
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Oh yes! How could I forget the cat? He definitely adds to my reading enjoyment. And it's a good thing, too, since he'd be nearby whether I liked it or not!

Jerelyn- I'm surprised they wait 20 minutes! I think the cat has radar b/c he's jumping onto the arm of the chair, the empty side of the bed, or my lap within minutes of me settling down to read. Often times I don't even have time to get comfortable before he joins me. *grumble*

Date Posted: 9/17/2010 11:10 AM ET
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smiley

Date Posted: 9/17/2010 5:16 PM ET
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I was right....it was 95 degrees when I got off the plane in New Orleans. 

Date Posted: 9/17/2010 7:19 PM ET
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I'll do whatever housework is pressing that day and then spend the rest of the day under the covers or on the couch, with my book.

Oh, no wonder my family gets snippy -- I tend to forego the housework bit.

Date Posted: 9/17/2010 7:38 PM ET
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I love fall, but here in the great Northwest it doesn't get really really cold (at least for hot flashes me) for a while yet, so no blankets. Lots of rainy days though. As for the kitties, I'd love more snuggles in the lap but Misfit is more of a jump up and walk over the book and drive me nuts whilst making bread and purring kind of kitty.

Date Posted: 9/17/2010 9:10 PM ET
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Well, I do remember the cooler fall days and things settling into a slower pace - getting ready for the supposed hibernation period of winter, but not so in Tucson! I have to laugh when I hear people say that they can feel "fall in the air". It still feels like summer to me, especially since it's still around 100 degrees! As a matter of fact, I heard on the weather tonight that we may not be finished with monsoons yet - and those are usually over by the end of August.

One of my young neighbors noticed my afghans and said "You Crochet?". Yep, I do,  so she wants me to teach her how to crochet. I was trying to figure out why anyone in Tucson would want to crochet. She told me it's because her DH keeps the house so cold that they need things like afghans to warm up! lol!

 

My main reading time is during the HOT weather - what can you do outside? But that doesn't last too terribly long. Then we have 8 months or so of beautiful weather when all you want to do is be outside. I need a HAMMOCK! Actually what I need is a treadmill with a bracket to hold a book - I'm just not getting enough exercise yet!

Date Posted: 9/17/2010 9:12 PM ET
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I always thought I'd enjoy reading more in the Fall & Winter.  But, I'm a Summer reader.  I think because it's so warm at night that I don't feel like doing much else but being lazy with a book.

Date Posted: 9/17/2010 9:32 PM ET
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I love cozy fall days, too. Reading is a special treat.  My dog thinks he is a cat (at least when he isn't thinking he weighs 50 lbs and is very tough!) and love it when we get out the fuzzy blankets!

Date Posted: 9/18/2010 8:35 PM ET
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I'm away in Chicago on business and a cold front came through this afternoon.

LOL, Christa. Just outta curiosity, how cold was it?

Date Posted: 9/18/2010 8:49 PM ET
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Well, I think it's well known here that I am a stupid Minnesotan who despises (and no,  I cannot emphasize that strongly enough) cold weather!  (Well known because I think I bitch about it quite often!)  Anyway, the only saving grace to fall (which, IMO, can be pleasant but is basically nothing more than a harbinger of winter), is that I do enter "reading season."  I used to read more often in the summer, as I love to sit outside on a hot day, basking in the sun reading, but since we acquired a camper and a boat and spent almost every weekend at the lake where there was always company around and activities to do, I didn't get as much reading done as I would've liked. Now, however, I am entering my winter hibernation mode, which means unless it is absolutely necessary to go outside for something like work or shopping, I stay in the house!  I often get into bed (my favorite place to read too) as soon as I have the little one in bed (around 8:00-8:30) and read for a couple of hours.  It's especially blissful when there's a raging snow storm outside and the wind is howling. I'm all snuggled in, enjoying a book.  Aaaahhh.  I also love laying on the couch reading while DH  and DS watch the Vikings.  I like to keep an eye on the game and an eye on my book!