Thursday, July 26, 2012

Reading in the rain

In this post: Booking Through Thursday and Thursday Thirteen

GigiAnn asks:
Do you have a favorite season of the year that you read more? (Example: during snow storms, rainy weather, or sunny and warm weather)

Lisa asks:
Where is your favorite place to read? On the beach? Inside/outside?

During rainy weather! I love the rain, especially when I'm indoors. I love curling up in bed with a fuzzy blanket, a cup of hot chocolate or tea on the side table, and read read read. While traveling on a coach from Windsor Castle back to London, it rained. Hard. The next minute everything was white. That was my first snow experience ever and I was thinking... this would be perfect if there was a charming book in my hands right now!

The beach -- well, every time I'm on a beach I'm doing something else like catching up with family and friends so the bedroom with the rain pitter-pattering on the roof works very well for me.

Thursday 13: Books (on my TBR pile) for the rainy days
See if you might be interested in any of them. Most of them are recent.

1. Pigeon Pie Mystery by Julia Stuart
murder mystery in Victorian England
2. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
private lives under government surveillance
3. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
a touch of sunny Tuscany
4. Things That Are by Amy Leach
communion with the wild world
5. How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
hair removal, getting fat, tiny pants, expensive handbags
6. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
psychological elements, problem of perception
7. All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
wonder of life, animal and human
8. The Last Letter from your Lover by Jojo Moyes
the lost art of letter writing, amnesia
9. Stone Arabia by Dana Spiotta
lack of communication in sibling relationships
10. The White Devil by Justin Evans
contemporary horror set in a centuries-old boarding school, Lord Byron look-a-like
11. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
an artist's life, otherworldly beings
12. White Shotgun by April Smith
FBI agent, Italy
13. A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion by Ron Hansen
classic mystery feel


  1. Looking over my reading for each month it looks like I like each season, but I do have my favorite seasons for reading, and my favorite place to read.

  2. I always have a book or my Kindle with me and love to find time to read where ever my travels take me. If at home I set aside time to read every day often after lunch, in the garden in the shade in the summer and curled up by the fire in the winter.

  3. Rainy days and beach weather are the perfect times for reading...but here's MY THURSDAY MEMES POST

  4. If you have the time, the place doesn't matter, but a rainy day sounds like a good reading day.

  5. I'd choose a rainy weather too with a Murakami's or El Principito in hand.

  6. It must be during the rain while having a hot soup or coffee just wasting the time away until sunshine hits again.

  7. I have Dan Brown's Digital Fortress, but I have not started to read it :(, tending to house chores and blogging occupy most of my time, but I will find time to read paperbacks again.

  8. I am not much of a reader but I will definitely check them out.

  9. I would love to get lost in any of your listed choices...when it's raining and we can't just seem to spend a day out.

  10. those books must be really good reads. i wished i could steal more time...reading has been set aside. i still have the paulo coelho sitting in my desk :)

  11. Some of the titles seem pretty interesting. It would be a great help if you can give a short review about them.

  12. I can, but helpful reviews abound on the web already. I'm sharing these titles for the pleasure of reading, and to add color to my default job of reviewing a.k.a dissecting academic books all the time offline. But if you are really keen on reading reviews poke me and I'll direct you to the links; although we both know that would be hardly necessary ;)



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