If you’re a reader, you will understand this post perfectly.
Yesterday evening was the perfect reading weather. To be honest, I have four to eight different “perfect reading weather” situations which correlate with the different seasons, but it’s been awhile since this one has visited me.
Around three o’clock yesterday the air turned extremely cool, and by the time I went to pick up David, I was sorry I hadn’t grabbed a sweater. As the sun continued to set, the air continued to turn cooler and the wind picked up. I was secretly hoping it was coming and sure enough, by 8 o’clock, I had my perfect reading weather.
It was extremely windy and the rain was slightly tapping against the windows. The air was so crisp that I debated over opening a window for the evening, but I couldn’t resist the lure of the fresh air filling the house. So, I opened the window just slightly, lit my mulled cider candle, and I grabbed a big, warm, and fuzzy blanket from the closet.
As the rain steadily ran down the windows, I cuddled that blanket up to my shoulders and I read for a good amount of time. My current book is Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, which fit the rainy setting and helped to chill me even more. It couldn’t have been more perfect; a scary book, autumn chilled air, a warm blanket, the drizzling rain, and the scent of a cider candle filling the house made for the best reading weather I’ve had in a long time.
In case you were wondering, my other favorite fall reading weather is when it is beautifully sunny outside and the colors of the trees are painting the sky with vivid colors. That weather can’t help but make you smile.
What about you? If you’re a reader, what is the perfect reading situation/environment for you?