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How come it is that all the worst books are thought of as "beach reads"? I will tell you. It is because when it is hot out your brain goes DEAD. Summer and spring are the worst time to pursue anything even vaguely intellectual. Winter is when you read. You're inside anyway. So, why wouldn't you be reading with a bottle or two of red wine at your side? The more you drink, the more the words on the page blur together in a way that would seem to make comprehension difficult but in fact, everything just makes more sense. Read "Ada" which might be Nabokov's most deranged book and read about the "downy dim apples" at the base of Ada's back and let the words blend together and feel safe in your book, safe in the cold.
It is now 1:20 pm and the snow is now rain and everything is terrible.