Sunday, July 15, 2007

Seasonal Affective Orders (SAO)

I am curious if any of our readers are drawn to certain titles at certain times of the year. For example, every summer finds me reading and re-reading, rediscovering, Faulkner. The urge is never there until high summer and then I am hunting good Will and voraciously consuming his Southern (dis)comforts. Come to think of it, the Fall has me reading mostly biographies and literary and cultural criticism, the winter is especially concentrated on poetry, and spring? Anything goes. But since 2000 or so, Faulker mania comes a-knockin' in June or July and takes me on until just past Labor Day. Hey, readers! Any of you "suffer" from this condition?