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Old 09-19-2018, 06:16 AM   #91
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When I was in high school I'd frequently skip the bus home. The walk would take me through a park and I'd stop to read the latest issue of F&SF, Galaxy, or If. In college I'd read books in some of the open areas on the main campus.

These days I try to read out on my back deck for at least an hour any day that it's not raining or snowing. As long as there's direct sunlight, I'll be out whenever the temperature is above 20°(F).
20°(F) is considered extremely cold here. Probably like -20°(F) where you live.
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:46 AM   #92
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I have read wherever I was since I was a small child.
I spent over a decade in the military and lived outdoors much of that time.
I still like to be outside.

As I have gotten older I seek the shade more, but i can still lay out on the beach or by the pool reading.
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:58 AM   #93
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I do not like to sit outside at restaurants. Around here the smokers eat outside so they can light up and I do not enjoy cigarette smoke with my meals.
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Interesting. Around Atlanta, some restaurants permit smoking, some don't, you can usually tell by looking for ashtrays on the tables. This is both inside and outside. Of course, not all smokers allow the lack of ashtrays keep them from lighting up. Few wait staff are willing to tell a customer that smoking isn't allowed. I'm not terribly fond of the smell of cigarette smoke, so I prefer restaurants that don't allow smoking. Smoking is much more common in bars than restaurants around here.
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20°(F) is considered extremely cold here. Probably like -20°(F) where you live.
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Depends if there's sun. Even when it's freezing, you can sit outside in your shirtsleeves. As long as there's sun and no wind

I just don't like to sit to read. I want to lay down, preferable on my side. And that's rather difficult outside. Unless you use a hammock!
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Interesting. Around Atlanta, some restaurants permit smoking, some don't, you can usually tell by looking for ashtrays on the tables. This is both inside and outside. Of course, not all smokers allow the lack of ashtrays keep them from lighting up. Few wait staff are willing to tell a customer that smoking isn't allowed. I'm not terribly fond of the smell of cigarette smoke, so I prefer restaurants that don't allow smoking. Smoking is much more common in bars than restaurants around here.
Georgia passed a law in 2005 that restricted smoking in restaurants to outdoor areas only. Smoking is allowed in restaurants but the restrictions are that they be age restricted (18) and must check ID's.
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Depends if there's sun. Even when it's freezing, you can sit outside in your shirtsleeves. As long as there's sun and no wind

I just don't like to sit to read. I want to lay down, preferable on my side. And that's rather difficult outside. Unless you use a hammock!
We have summers that reach 100° (F) with 100% humidity. Winters usually average in the 40's to low 50's during the day and mid to upper 30"s at night. Last winter we had two or three days that dropped below 32°(F). We also have very high humidity in the winter so it tends to feel colder than it is. Winter here is January and February. Summer is from April through September. Yesterday reached 95°(F) with 98% humidity. October tends to be in the 80's. Spring and Fall are nice though.
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Georgia passed a law in 2005 that restricted smoking in restaurants to outdoor areas only. Smoking is allowed in restaurants but the restrictions are that they be age restricted (18) and must check ID's.
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Yes, but my point is that some restaurants don't permit smoking in outdoor seating either.
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Old 09-19-2018, 11:42 AM   #98
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Yes, but my point is that some restaurants don't permit smoking in outdoor seating either.
Yep. In some states, it's not the restaurant that gets to decide, though. It's part of the statute.
How closely that part of the statute is adhered to (and/or enforced) is another story entirely.
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We have summers that reach 100° (F) with 100% humidity. Winters usually average in the 40's to low 50's during the day and mid to upper 30"s at night. Last winter we had two or three days that dropped below 32°(F). We also have very high humidity in the winter so it tends to feel colder than it is. Winter here is January and February. Summer is from April through September. Yesterday reached 95°(F) with 98% humidity. October tends to be in the 80's. Spring and Fall are nice though.
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There is an old joke about a fellow from Waycross, Georgia who died and went down below. The Devil went to check on him, and found him just whistling away, happy as a lark in all the flames and heat. The Devil asked the fellow, aren't you suffering? Nay, the fellow replied, this heat has nothing on South Georgia summers. So, the Devil thought, I'll get him, I'll make it cold and see how he likes snow and ice! After giving the fellow a few days to really suffer, the Devil looks the fellow up and finds him dancing in the snow. Why are you so happy, the Devil says. "It's snowing in Hades" replied the fellow, "Surely the Falcons must have won the Super Bowl!"
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There is an old joke about a fellow from Waycross, Georgia who died and went down below. The Devil went to check on him, and found him just whistling away, happy as a lark in all the flames and heat. The Devil asked the fellow, aren't you suffering? Nay, the fellow replied, this heat has nothing on South Georgia summers. So, the Devil thought, I'll get him, I'll make it cold and see how he likes snow and ice! After giving the fellow a few days to really suffer, the Devil looks the fellow up and finds him dancing in the snow. Why are you so happy, the Devil says. "It's snowing in Hades" replied the fellow, "Surely the Falcons must have won the Super Bowl!"

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I read on the covered patio all the time. The patio faces north, but but the patio door acts like a mirror reflecting the pool, fence, etc. The matte, e-ink screen makes a world of difference.
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Old 09-23-2018, 04:13 PM   #102
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Spending summers on a barrier island, yes, I read outside. Searching for "beach" in this thread only returned 4 hits, only one other actually reported reading on the beach. (I always lather up with sunscreen.)

- Yotaphone if I expect to make a call or check the web.
- Sony PRS-350 for its small size, except that its on/off switch has lost its ridges so it's hard to turn on with just a fingernail.
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- Paper books when it's not too windy, or for anti-theft reasons (if I expect there will be times with no one to guard against stealing--hey, I was born in Newark NJ)

Autumn on the beach, all covered up with a beach towel, hooded sweatshirt, hat, and sunglasses, with only a sliver of sunscreened face and hands showing, usually with a crisp wind blowing, is my favorite reading time.
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My Sony PRS-505 came with me to the beach each year until the screen cracked.

Its replacement, a Sony PRS-600 unfortunately had the flawed screens which wouldn't refresh properly in sunlight, so didn't get used quite as much.

A couple of times I'd take my Fujitsu Stylistic ST4121 to the beach (usually when I needed a photo reference for a sand sculpture), and it was often used for reading on the deck at the beach house, or for controlling a CNC on my deck --- really miss the transflective display.

My Kindle book collection is getting large enough that my next ereader will likely be a Kindle, though my Samsung Galaxy Book 12 works sort of okay in all but bright direct sunlight (I still don't understand how the tech industry thinks trying to out-bright the sun on a battery powered device is a valid strategy).
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I take my kids to the beach and read in the summer. The kids aren't little anymore and can swim, and there are life guards, and I wouldn't be much of a help if they had trouble as I can't swim even as well as they can. I read. It's a lovely way to spend a summer day.
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I read while taking a walk on the walking path at work. Not much shade along the path, so I end up reading in the sun. My 6th gen Paperwhite works out pretty well for those conditions.
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