Spring is an uncertain time of year here in Ontario as I’m sure it is in many other places, too.
The wildly shifting weather usually starts in late February or early March. That is to say, one day might be relatively warm and sunny for that time of year, but the next one could coat our corner of the world in another thick layer of snow and ice.
Once the weather warms up enough in May that we probably won’t see snow again, thunderstorms are still a risk. They can be violent, heavy, and not always easy for our meteorologists to predict in advance.
That is to say, always pack an umbrella and don’t trust those bright blue skies too much at this time of the year!
How does this affect my reading habits, you might be wondering? Well, it is not a good idea to plan any outdoor activities more than a few hours in advance in the spring here. You might have a beautifully mild day that beckons everyone outside to enjoy it, or you might have a sudden storm that makes reading indoors a much safer and more appealing option.
I’m glad to have so many books to look forward to this spring. Along with seeing what the Toronto Public Library has available in their New Books section, the weather will also affect how quickly I read these books.
I’d love to hear about what spring is like in your part of the world and how it affects your reading habits when you comment!
Lakelore has already been published, so that’s why I didn’t include a publication date for it.
1. Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore
2.The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi
3. The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller
4. The Trayvon Generation by Elizabeth Alexander
6. Buried: An Alternative History of the First Millennium in Britain by Alice Roberts