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Never mind themed releases, what about themed reading?

Do you chose your reading to fit your situation or circumstances? I took a copy of Jim Crumley's book 'The Last Wolf' in which he argues for the reintroduction of wolves to Scotland, along on a backpacking trip last week. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4869040

Where I was camped the habitat was greatly affected by the lack of wolves, as top predators, to keep the deer numbers under control. Instead the estate has resorted to constructing miles of deer fencing around 7 exclosures where there were remnants of the ancient natural woodland. As I sat in my tent reading this, I could imagine lying there (with no-one else for miles around) listening to howling wolves. That would be amazing. This is my camping/reading spot: http://www.flickr.com/---/set-72157627075697289

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Do you chose your reading to fit your situation or circumstances? I took a copy of Jim Crumley's book 'The Last Wolf' in which he argues for the reintroduction of wolves to Scotland, along on a backpacking trip last week. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4869040/

Where I was camped the habitat was greatly affected by the lack of wolves, as top predators, to keep the deer numbers under control. Instead the estate has resorted to constructing miles of deer fencing around 7 exclosures where there were remnants of the ancient natural woodland. As I sat in my tent reading this, I could imagine lying there (with no-one else for miles around) listening to howling wolves. That would be amazing. This is my camping/reading spot: http://www.flickr.com/---/set-72157627075697289/
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Thanks for a great journal entry. I agree that with some books reading them in the right place adds to the experience. That is why I decided to take it to Scotland in the first place. You took the idea much further though and it was great you got talking to someone who had experience of Yellowstone.
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Love the pictures!

I generally choose my reading by a combination of my mood and any books that are due elsewhere (bookrings, books I want to release soon). Once in a while my surroundings will affect my book-choosing mood, but I seldom try for "themed reading". [Well, sometimes I'll choose a carrying-around book due to an unusual title and/or cover, with an eye towards amusing, shocking or intriguing anyone who sees me reading it, but I don't know that that's what you're talking about!]

There have been a few themed-reading threads in Book Talk, including the can't-decide-what-to-read threads ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/460403 ), which involve selecting a theme to help people choose books - but that theme may have nothing to do with the person's surroundings or climate, so while it is "themed reading" it's not quite what you describe.

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