Hour 21: Settle In

We’re getting close to the halfway point, and hopefully by now you’ve found your rhythm, you know how much you’ve read and how much you still have left to read if you’re shooting for a full 24 hours of reading. If you’re planning on taking advantage of the quiet (if it’s late for you too), what are your late night evening rituals during the summer? Winter is easy: cozy blanket, slippers, warm drink. But summer evening rituals are tougher. Do you sit outside and listen to the crickets if you’re in the country? Do you find a porch to hang out on? How about a walk around the neighborhood with an audiobook to enjoy the late summer sunset?

Maybe some prizes will be a good way to keep you up for a little longer?

Adrienne Teague (@okcruegirl on Twitter)

Devan (@devan_chavez on Instagram)

Anne-Marie (@my_bookish_addiction on Instagram)

Charlene Prasad (@mybookbehaviour on Twitter)

Melissa (@meldaunt on Instagram)

Julie at Smiling Shelves

Sapna Sricharan (ijustliketoread.wordpress.com)

Nicole Shepard (@nicolani21 on Instagram

And don’t forget you have another three hours to enter both the Hour 18 Diverse Books challenge and the Hour Zero Intro Survey challenge.

61 thoughts on “Hour 21: Settle In

  1. I still lie cozy in my bed under the blanket, whatever the season ๐Ÿ™‚ But if I get too warm, I’ll turn on the fan until I get cold … which happens quite easily, lol

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  2. Cynthia Desgagnรฉ says:

    Not a summer ritual per say. Just sitting on the couch with a blanket (I’m always cold) with a cat on my lap and a cold glass of water.

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  3. Jeni says:

    I’d love to sit outside, but mosquitos are bad this year. I can’t sit on my deck even with spray and candles. Sigh. Anyway, usually it’s an icy drink, fruit and a book!

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  4. iceangel9 says:

    In Arizona in July, it’s kinda hot to sit outside most evenings. Usually, I just make myself a cool drink, make sure the air conditioner is on, and curl up in my chair. Autumn and winter are the times to sit outside and read here.

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  5. Hola! So in reply to the following:
    What are your late night evening rituals during the summer? Walk the dogs, come back, open the windows, turn on jazz music, and slide under the covers and read near a faint light source – love the feeling of just “hiding” into a book!

    But summer evening rituals are tougher. (No way, the outside sounds and the quiet of the night, amazing! )

    Do you sit outside and listen to the crickets if you’re in the country? I do that but near the weaters of the eastern shore ๐Ÿ™‚

    Do you find a porch to hang out on? I am moving from a small balcony and rooftop in Mexico City to rural Delaware and a back yard – so excited.

    How about a walk around the neighborhood with an audiobook to enjoy the late summer sunset?
    That is a GREAT idea, never thought of that ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Monica Santana says:

    I’m in south Florida and it’s HOT!! So its a summer treat for me to find an empty room in the house where I can crank
    The AC and just read! My son went to a sleepover so I’m using his room. Perfect! He doesn’t need to know that I lifted the “no eating in bedrooms” ban

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  7. Twitter: @MeggGriffin/@JBCPodcast

    Summer rituals are easier for me as I live near a Brooklyn park that is the highest point in Brooklyn. I take a book and find a piece of ground to look out over the Harbor as the sun sets. Unfortunately if it’s as hot as it is right now…. I curl up on my couch with my puppy and a fan.

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  8. callemarie says:

    I normally get home from work, sit on my patio with my dog, a beer and my book. Or my boyfriend and I will go walking around the neighborhood

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  9. I’m temporarily living in a condo in Coal Harbour, Vancouver, British Columbia, across the country from my home in Toronto. Summer here means gorgeous views of the mountains, wine on the balcony, gelato at Bella’s in the Pacific Rim Fairmont Hotel, walks along the seawall, and of course, a good book. At the moment I’m reading a set of short stories called The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux, my country-woman from Quebec.

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  10. Well today is sunny and warm in Edmonton Alberta Canada. I took a break for a walk and ice cream with my BFF this afternoon. Now I’ll sit on the couch to read. May move outside to my little patio if my apartment gets too warm.

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  11. miss ariel says:

    open my bedroom window to let a the cool summer breeze in, settle in with a light blanket, sip tea and read a a romance novel (or probably watch Persuasion with Ciaran Hinds and Amanda Root for the umpteenth time) ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. jangoodell says:

    Stopping at my mom’s during my evening walk. I don’t normally listen to audio while walking, but made an exception tonight. I will read outside till dark; my house is hot hot hot. Then under a ceiling fan with water and fewer clothes than I should be seen in.๐Ÿ˜ผ

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  13. Heather says:

    I live in the US South, so usually summer reading is indoors in the A/C. Sometimes it’s poolside or at the beach, but usually I spend my time hiding from the sun in the water so I don’t get as much time reading outside in July. Maybe in October though?

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  14. Kavita Rajesh says:

    I read on my bed…..my children will be around reading their books….so it’s that warm feeling you have when everyone’s around you after a long day!

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  15. Summer reading is mostly spent in the comfort of my own bed, or on transit on the way to meet friends! Occasionally I enjoy the read at local bookstores or coffee shops as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Hour 21 check in. My nighttime rituals include petting this guy as much as I can while he’s still with us. He’s my favorite reading buddy. #24in48 #dogsoflitsy

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  17. It’s still early here–5PM but I try to sit and read versus read in bed at night because I will fall asleep. It’s humid today & supposed to rain later so I am reading inside in front of the air conditioner–which usually helps keep me awake later at night and makes hot tea or coffee sound good. ๐Ÿ˜€ I tend to read outside more in the winter months when it’s cooler here. Although my cat will make me go outside & read for a while tonight as he needs supervision in the backyard. ๐Ÿฑ

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  18. Natasha Wahl says:

    In the summer I still cozy up in bed with lots of pillows ๐Ÿ˜Š But if the weather holds up, I also love walking with an audiobook.

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  19. Well, it’s early afternoon for me, but tonight I’ll light a candle, grab a cup of something hot (and probably caffeinated), turn on a reading soundtrack playlist, and read.

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