I was stopping over at The Broke and Bookish and Daisy was talking about reading outside! Well that's just the perfect topic for Spring!
I just love reading outside. It's one of the greatest joys in life! Feeling that warm breeze and the sun keeping your toes warm while you end a different world. Reading inside in the winter is good too with a cup of piping hot chocolate but it doesn't even begin to match reading outside in the springtime. You see, I actually don't really like reading outside in the summertime because where I live, everything is pretty humid and the sun really beats down on you and I have to slather on 3 layers of sunscreen before I venture outside. And then it's so bright out so you have to wear sunglasses but then it's harder to read the words... I guess I could try audiobooks but that's a discussion for another day.
Just sitting outside on my comfy porch chair, on a blanket, or even right on the grass (although then ants crawl all over the book which is kind of bad unless I want a colony of ants living inside my house).
One thing that's never bothered me but it probably impacts a lot of other people is allergies. It must suck to have to either stock up on drugs, just grin and bear it, or not venture outside in the spring.
Do any of you have allergies that prevent you from going outside and reading? Do you go outside anyway?
I'm also kind of paranoid about ticks now because once I came in from reading outside and that night I found 2 ticks clinging to my hair. It freaked me out. So I usually keep to the middle of my yard (I have a pretty big yard) and away from all the brush and such.
Have you ever come in from reading outside and had bugs all over you? Or does this only happen to me?
There's also the matter of eating outside. As I mentioned in one of my other discussion posts, I really don't eat too much while I'm reading but when I'm outside, I'll have some M&M's or nuts or something. But it doesn't work if you're eating on the ground and then ants are kidnapping my food.
Despite all this, I just love sitting outside and hearing the birds and feeling the sun and smelling the grass while reading. I could do it all day!
Do you love reading outside as well or do you prefer reading inside?