With posts about my fall, winter, Christmas, and now spring favorites, there’s only one season left to do. Summer’s warm weather will be upon us soon, but for now let’s focus on SPRING and everything it has to offer!
As always, I hope this post gets you thinking about what it is you most appreciate about the seasons!
I started reading Derek Landy’s Skulduggery Pleasant series in April 2014… yeah, I loved it so much I remember the date that specifically! I know the later books are quite dark + violent, but I will forever associate this series with the brilliantly sunny days of early spring.
Jacqueline Kelly’s The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is another book that reminds me of spring, although this has less to do with when I read it and more with the subject + setting: It’s about nature and evolution and Charles Darwin! So naturally I think of spring, when everything that lay dormant during the bitterly cold winter begins to grow and flourish once again.
Finally, I think of The Raven Boys and its sequels by Maggie Stiefvater, since the first book opens on April twenty-fourth – AKA St. Mark’s Eve. I don’t know anything at all about St. Mark but I think of this series, its wonderful characters, and the fictional town of Henrietta, VA every time this date comes around!
Not quite sure why, but spring brings to mind Lord of the Rings. Do I associate spring with the luxurious green of the Shire? Or does it have something to do with my almost-obsessive tendency to keep track of dates that feature prominently in my favorite stories? I love to trace the progress of the Fellowship from my birthday on September 22nd – yeah, I share it with Frodo and Bilbo! – to March twenty-fifth, when the One Ring is finally destroyed.
Doctor Who, honestly. I first got into the show in the spring of… 2013? 2014? Somewhere around there. And several of the recent seasons have come out in the spring. I don’t know. My main TV-watching times are the summer or winter, tbh, because that’s when I have the most time to catch up on shows.
I associate Hayley Kiyoko’s EP Citrine with the fall because that’s when it was released and I first heard it, but the track “Palace” makes me imagine a cute springtime wlw romance. Reminds me of sunshine and daydreaming and lazy afternoons spent lying on the grass in a park!
Plastic Easter eggs filled with candy! My family isn’t religious, so to us the holiday is more about making yummy food and maybe inviting a few friends or relatives over. When I think of Easter, I also think of ham, which we often eat on that day.
More than anything, I think of making a trip or two into town to buy new clothes during spring break. But this is also the time of year when I slowly begin wearing sweaters less often and put on shorts far too early. (Which is always a bad idea, because then my friends have to listen to me complaining about BEING COLD.)
I absolutely adore going for walks in the springtime. I love seeing how the grass gradually becomes more green as the weeks go by. And the smell of damp earth… it’s one of the most comforting scents I know. When I come across it, I understand what people mean when they say that life begins again in the spring and I get real emotional, no lie.
I will never forget meeting Alison Bechdel when she visited my town in April 2016! She autographed my copy of Fun Home (and drew a lil doodle of herself!) while I said something unintelligent in a probably-squeaky voice because I was super nervous.
I also fondly remember the Literary Retellings & Impersonations writing workshop I took last spring. I made so many great friends there, read some truly amazing books, and produced some of my best pieces of writing yet! It didn’t hurt that the professor was incredible, too.
What are your spring favorites? Be sure to tell me in the comments below OR write your very own post about your favorite spring-related things! I don’t mind at all if you steal this idea; in fact it would make me super happy.