Too nice outside to read?

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Too nice outside to read?

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1WordMaven
gen. 31, 2010, 1:55 pm

One problem I have here in beautiful San Diego is that there's a little kid inside of me screaming to go outside and play. She does not want to sit and read! The adult wants to read, but that kid nags. Do you know what I mean?

How do you deal with the antsy annoying part of you that would rather go outside and play than sit inside and read?

Thanks. :-D

2GlendaHam
gen. 31, 2010, 2:07 pm

take a book, go for a walk in the park or on the beach, and settle down on a blanket, under a tree and read!!! best of both worlds.

3WordMaven
gen. 31, 2010, 9:53 pm

My favorite is beach reading, but a few weeks back when we had the super low tides, it smelled so bad that I had to leave. In 10 years of living here, I've never found that low tide was so funky I couldn't stand it, but this last time was the worst!

I think I finally just went home to read.

4bardsfingertips
feb. 2, 2010, 11:59 am

There is a little house, a historical one at that, located in the Gaslamp. It is a museum but also has a small little park with a few benches. I have seen very few people utilize it, but I have always imagined it a nice little place to read.

You know, within the original plans of the near-fabled Downtown Library, there is a park that surrounds the library that is situated as a park specifically for reading. Looks lovely via landscape plans...but as to whether or not it happens...

5WordMaven
feb. 15, 2010, 9:15 pm

I made it down to the beach in OB today and it certainly was warm enough, but the kelp flies are out in full force and the berm prevented much escape...long story short, I was not able to read as much as I would've liked to. But how dare I complain? It was 70+ degrees at the beach in mid-February.

6bardsfingertips
feb. 16, 2010, 1:05 pm

Ah, yes, kelp flies would be very happy in this sort of weather.

7TeacherDad
març 16, 2010, 12:30 am

Can kelp flies be happy? Or merely content?

8WordMaven
març 16, 2010, 7:33 pm

The question is, can they get their reading done in this glorious weather?

9WordMaven
març 20, 2010, 1:22 pm

Well, looks like all the San Diego Bibliophiles are outside playing or somewhere reading, because there's been no action on this group for awhile.

Anyone going up to LA for the FOB next month? 5 more weeks!

10bardsfingertips
març 22, 2010, 12:05 pm

Poke & prod for me, WordMaven; poke & prod :-)

11TeacherDad
març 22, 2010, 11:20 pm

Looks like someone poked & prodded the clouds, we're due for rain? That should trap us all back inside with our books...

12WordMaven
març 23, 2010, 11:46 am

Nothing but a rumor. A little more rain would be nice, but that may be it for awhile. Oh well. Good thing I have my reading (sun)glasses!

13vkern
març 23, 2010, 10:50 pm

We bought a couple of hammocks last year and it is heaven to sway and enjoy a cool breeze while reading. It seems like a waste of a great day to stay inside with a book but in the hammock, you get it all!

14ronincats
març 24, 2010, 12:52 am

I have my gravity recliner out on the deck in back, and have a great time kicking back in the sun and breeze, with my ice tea at hand, lost in a book.

15bardsfingertips
març 24, 2010, 2:18 pm

I read a little about Greek myths yesterday at the rocky beach near the Carlsbad Power Plant.

16WordMaven
març 24, 2010, 7:32 pm

Hammocks and gravity recliners. Nice! Time to start heading out to the beach! Now, where is that 80 sunblock?

17TeacherDad
març 30, 2010, 7:30 pm

I tried to sit outside and read, but it's getting cold out there!

18ronincats
març 30, 2010, 9:41 pm

Ah, but Saturday, Sunday and Monday were great days for sitting on the deck in the gravity recliner and reading!

Back inside for this cold front coming in.

19bardsfingertips
març 31, 2010, 1:58 pm

A little pale, are we, WordMaven? ;-)

20WordMaven
març 31, 2010, 5:24 pm

Yellow as a chicken without feathers!

21TeacherDad
abr. 4, 2010, 10:37 pm

Should we change the topic to "Is it too shaky outside to read?" That was quite a rumbler we had this afternoon!

22WordMaven
abr. 5, 2010, 1:27 am

Yes it was! I think I'll start a new thread: what were YOU reading when the 7.2 hit on Easter 2010?

23GlendaHam
abr. 5, 2010, 8:05 am

I was walking back from the community pool (book in hand) with my grandchildren and ... only heard a rumbling roar, but did not feel the quake. (Thought it was helicopter or plane from Mira Mesa Marine Airfield)...

24bardsfingertips
abr. 5, 2010, 6:02 pm

I have lived in SD county all of my life and somehow, I tend to miss earthquakes when they happen. And this one time I felt it, I was napping at the time with the girlfriend woke me up to tell me one was going on. Otherwise, I would have slept right through it.

25ronincats
abr. 5, 2010, 7:25 pm

I was napping as well, and it woke me up out of a sound sleep. Between the window weights rattling in the walls and the cats racing around in panic, there was no way to miss this one.

26WordMaven
abr. 9, 2010, 12:16 pm

My ballet teacher said she was walking across the street and she didn't feel it, either. Astounding! How could you be outside with your feet on the ground and not feel it?! "Mother Nature is a maaaad scientist, Jerry!"

27WordMaven
maig 23, 2010, 2:47 am

May Gray anyone? This weather can be great for logging in some serious cozy reading time, but I have to be in the mood for it. I was so happy to see the sun today. I hope that tomorrow clears up as well. I can read when it's sunny and 60 out.

Anyone else have any thoughts on reading and May gray?

28bardsfingertips
maig 23, 2010, 3:38 pm

May Grey leads to June Gloom. However, I must say, that I am particularly enjoying the coolness of this weather. Because, for me, I really dislike being bathed in trapped Ultraviolet due to a hot May Grey/June Gloom - you know, sun burns without the sun.

This certainly has been a chilly Winter/Spring and the fat pigeons strutting their stuff has certainly been there to remind the more observant person. ;-)

29TeacherDad
maig 23, 2010, 11:18 pm

I don't mind the gray, but the wind today made it impossible to read anywhere but on the couch... Brrrrrr!

30WordMaven
maig 29, 2010, 5:22 pm

Too windy outside? Sounds like New Mexico at this time of year. Those saloon doors aslamming and tumbleweeds ablowing in those movies is FOR REAL.

Got my read on at the beach today. Very nice. On my way to Borders for Dragon Tattoo at 40% off.

31suzecate
juny 6, 2010, 12:10 pm

I have been hunched over books and journals in libraries. I so look forward to vacation starting this Friday. First stop: the beach to read.

32ronincats
juny 6, 2010, 12:53 pm

I'm looking forward to the end of the school year and retirement in two weeks. Then I'm going on a reading binge! Outdoors preferable.

33GlendaHam
juny 6, 2010, 1:38 pm

I love to read at the beach, but sometimes a little too windy and distracting, and I have a lovely back yard, I'll be reading there until the lack of water finally dries up my pretty flowers that went wild this year because of all the nice rain. Just finished The Devil Queen and now will start I, Mona Lisa in the comfort of my soft lawnchair.

34WordMaven
juny 6, 2010, 3:06 pm

Ahhh, that sounds lovely, Glenda. Enjoy it!

35GlendaHam
juny 6, 2010, 4:00 pm

thanks, I will!!!

36pinklady60
juny 6, 2010, 4:05 pm

#32, Ronincats - - I can relate to this. After I retired, I did nothing but read for about a year. I just couldn't get enough of it. After 10 years of retirement, I'm still reading 1-2 hours a day.

37WordMaven
nov. 6, 2011, 2:48 pm

Well, it certainly isn't too nice outside to read today. In fact, I think this weather is perfect reading weather! I'm not a sports fan, so I'd much rather read than watch "the game" and with the chill and the gray and the rain, well, it doesn't get much better than this.

Daylight savings time is so overrated. :-D

38ronincats
nov. 6, 2011, 3:08 pm

I had to smile when I saw a new message here, on today of all days! Definitely cold and wet outside, NOT a day for reading out there but great, as you say, for reading indoors.

I'm reading in three books right now, a shared read of Pagans & Christians by Robin Lane Fox, a group read (a re-read for me, but it's been 10 years) of American Gods, and an enchanting sequel to Princess Ben called Wisdom's Kiss (YA fantasy--no, no werewolves, vampires or sparkles).

39WordMaven
nov. 6, 2011, 3:53 pm

Ronincats! Nice ta see ya!

I re-read The Secret History a week ago and it was just fabulous. Even better than the first time.

Right now I'm delving into nonfiction: The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction. Also reading The Explorer's Code and soon to be starting Bunheads, a YA read about ballerinas, not vampires, werewolves, or witches.

Happy reading, everyone!

40WordMaven
nov. 12, 2011, 6:37 pm

Boy, if I thought last week was good reading weather, today is the best! A quarter of an inch my eye. It's raining buckets in Mission Hills. Love to lay around reading with the falling rain as background music.

41WordMaven
gen. 31, 2012, 4:47 pm

I don't know about anyone else, but I am just so not loving this weather. Where's the rain we need so badly?

One of my beloved animals passed away this weekend and this sunny weather mocks me.

I guess it's going to be this way all "winter" and I use the term very loosely.

Can I get a reality check anyone?

42ronincats
feb. 1, 2012, 12:15 am

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss--it's always hard when a member of the family is gone.

Fortunately we had a lot of rain in November--we'd be in really bad shape without that. I still haven't had to do any significant watering in the garden. I've been glad no rain this week, as I was staining and polyurethaning bookshelves in the back yard (see below), but I hope we get some in the second half of February.

43WordMaven
feb. 8, 2012, 4:17 pm

Looks good!

We got a fair amount of rain yesterday but we're still a little low. Smells like spring outside now, though. Gotta love that.

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