Hello, and good morning girls and guys.
My wifi is unfortunately still down, which put a damper in my plan to start blogging more often. If you’re wondering how I’m able to post this now (although you’re probably not), well, that’s what 4g phone data plans are for (but I can’t use mine that often because I’m afraid I’ll finish everything up quickly).
This morning, I woke up at the ungodly hour of fifteen past seven in the morning on a Sunday to the sound of heavy rain.
This video was taken an hour after I woke up, which means, if the rain continues to be this heavy, there’s a high chance that it will last for at least another hour.
It also means…the perfect day to read. Or at least, my version of the perfect day to read a book (or listen to audiobooks if that is your thing). For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved reading on rainy days. My late grandmother used to take me to the library in our neighbourhood every afternoon when she went to the mosque next to the library, and it rain sometimes in the afternoon. I loved the feeling of being cooped up with books on rainy days. That was also the same small library that fostered my love for reading, although that’s a story for another time.
Some of my friends would ask me sometimes. Why are rainy days my perfect reading day? Rainy days generally makes people lazy, which also makes ot the best time for a nap (yes people, babies and children aren’t the only who deserves a nap).
So, here’s my answer. Rainy days = not playing outdoors = cooped up inside the house. Back when I was younger, I was the only girl and plus, it’s not easy to arrange playdates with other people. I usually had to entertain myself because the only pther two kids around my age (my brother and my cousin) are guys, obviously.
What we want to do often clashed 1:2.
So, I ended up turning to books. And wow, my uncle has quite a collection of Hardy Boys books. I ended up reading them all. When my family and I moved to our own house, I started reading even more on rainy days (because my brother took control of the playstation, and if there are storms, we aren’t allowed to use electronics).
I also love reading on rainy days because of the feels. I don’t know how to explain it. Rainy days, to me, feels cold and refreshing. When it’s not raining to hard, I love to seat on the patio, on the swing, and read there.
Aside from that, rainy days give us the perfect excuse, I think. For those who liked to be up and about (I’m an indoor person since my teenage years so this doesn’t include me), you can’t play outdoors when it’s raining. Unless it’s someplace like indoor swimming pool, indoor courts etc. but that’s not what we’re talking about today. So, if you want to be productive on a rainy day, read a book it is. Well, unless you are interested in arts and crafts. Knitting or embroidery are fun things to do on rainy days too.
ANYWAYS, I think I got sidetracked a bit (or not), but that’s why rainy days are my perfect reading days. There’s just a feel to it when it rains, you know?
So, now that you lnow mine, tell me what is your perfect day to read like? I would like to hear from all of you. Leave your answer in the comments below or create a post and leave me a link, any is fine.
I’ll start trying to post more often as soon as my wifi is up again.