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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Booking Through Thursday...Spring Forward

Clocks change this weekend here in the US, which means one less hour to read … does anybody else begrudge that hour like I do? Wish the Powers That Be would just pick a time-frame and stick to it instead of inflicting clock-driven jet lag on an innocent public twice a year?

(Yeah, so not a question so much about reading … except, of course, you do need to use your electric light to be able to read, so the hour it gets dark IS relevant!)

While I hate losing an hour of sleep, I'm fairly ambivalent about Daylight Savings time. It's been around so long that I do think it would be interesting to discontinue it and see if there is any fall out.  It takes me awhile to adjust to losing that hour of sleep, but it really has no effect on my day.  When school is still in session, it's difficult to get kids in bed while it's still light outside, but now that my boys are older, it's not as much of an issue.  I do look forward to when Daylight Savings time ends in the fall and I get an extra hour of sleep again.

As far as reading goes, I read day or night, dark or light.  It doesn't matter!

What about you?

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  1. It would be interesting to see what happens if they did away with Daylight Savings time. I'm used to it. I look forward to prolonged daylight.
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    Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

  2. Yes, I adjust, in terms of my reading...but here's what I don't like about time changes: MY BTT POST

  3. I really don't understand the purpose of DST so I wish they'd pick a time and stick to it.

  4. I like Daylight Savings Time because it gives me more hours of sunlight, and I can better find time to walk the big dog when it's still bright out. I prefer to read in the early afternoon, so it doesn't affect my reading, but I am glad that it is coming!

  5. I like the light in the evening.


  6. It doesn't affect my reading, but I wonder how people's attitudes about DST correlate with natural times for sunrise/sunset where they live. Here, during the summer, it gets dark about 8 pm DST, and in the winter, at about 5, ST. I really like the split we have--by the time DST shows up, it is no longer pitch black at 6:30 a.m., and by the time we go back to standard time, there really isn't time to go outside after dinner anyway. However, I love those long evenings in summer and I'm glad it isn't getting dark at 7

  7. I'm not a fan of shifting the clock twice a year and wish they'd do away with it completely. I think it's a nuisance.

  8. I tend to agree with you, though I do feel a little differently with it in terms of how my kiddo is affected by it, haha -- my full answer is here!