Thursday, September 18, 2008

Booking Through Thursday


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?
No, the changing season doesn't affect my reading habits very much. I'm still trying to keep up with my field for work, still reading galleys, still accepting the occasional review request, and still plowing through my personal TBR list. The only thing that's changing is I'm reading more children's books now that the school year has started and my professional responsibilities have picked up again. I have more time to read now than I did in the summer, which is odd because I'm busier, so you'd think I'd have less, but not so!

12 comments:

janet said...

Do you enjoy the children's books? I read to my children, and their books are like seasoning on the rest of my reading... I find scenes from them coming to mind in comparison to my own reading.

Smilingsal said...

Once school begins, the pile of must reads becomes enormous.

Kanadani said...

I have to agree with you on having more time to read even though you're busier. I'm an educational media editor (and a semi-new Bostonian!) and now that the school season is upon us, I feel that I actually read more during my busy season than I do during my off!

Alice Teh said...

Ah yes, this sounds familiar. The busier you get, somehow, the more you read or it doesn't diminish at all. That is how it is with me. I love children's books too and Charlotte's Web has been my all-time favourite. I recently finished The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Complete First Serial. :)

Bluestocking said...

I read a lot during my day; unfortunately they are cases. LOL. Seasons don't change my reading habits.

Matt said...

It's weird how I have more time to read as well even though I'm busier. The "holes" in between classes are just great for reading!

S. Krishna said...

I'm having trouble finding time to read now - autumn seems to be a busy season!

Lisa said...

I LOVE your blog. I just gotta know. What's your average reading schedule. How many books per week/month or whatever, are you reading??

Dave said...

With yard work, sports and vacations over the summer, I don't even try to pick up a book over 300 pages. Luckily, there were plenty of good, quick reads this year (Deadwood by Pete Dexter; De Niro's Game by Rawi Hage; and Him, Her, Him Again, The End of Him by Patricia Marx) But with a chill in the air, it's time to find a weightier book.
p.s. It gets easier when you're an empty nester.

Shana said...

Marie, are you a librarian?

I must say I'm reading about the same not that school has started.

I'm still trying to get a schedule down now that my middle one is in pre-school.

Marie said...

Lisa,
I review 2-3 books a week, including one graphic novel per week. As far as what I read, I've got 2-4 books going at any given time so it's difficult to say how many I finish in a week or so on. Thanks so much for your nice comments!! :-)

Shana,
yes, I'm a librarian. I work in a Boston area synagogue with the Hebrew school kids mostly.

Shana said...

Lucky you. I would love to have a job like yours!

Shana
Literarily