Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Day of Summer

Frank W. Benson - The Reader

Summer reading…hammocks, lounge chairs, porch rockers, iced coffee.  Is there any more enticing image for an avid reader?  Planning the summer reading selections only adds to the anticipation of those long, lazy days.  There will be a few best sellers and favorite authors on the list…Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister, Burnt Mountain by Anne Rivers Siddons, or Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand.  The summer reading project…The Greater Journey by David McCullough.  What about those new-to-me authors…The Soldier’s Wife by Margaret Leroy or The Last Time I Saw Paris by Lynn Sheene.  Perhaps a classic or two…Jane Eyre for a reread or Pride and Prejudice for a long overdue first read.  But best of all…the serendipity of an unplanned perfect summer reading experience!


Nan said...

There are lists everywhere for summer reading, and I love to pore over them. I don't think I've ever done anything special for summer reading since I was a girl in school. But something is drawing me to these lists, now including yours, this year. I wonder what I'll read.

Marcia said...

Nan~I'll be curious to look back come first day of fall to see how close I came to matching my summer reading to my list.

Now that I am retired, my reading is all over the place as I pick up books that have waited patiently for years on bookshelves in my home. Add to this the ease of adding books to my inter-library loan request--not to mention all those wonderful mysteries available on Kindle.

I was out in the workplace for about 50 years. It will take the next 50 to make a dent in all I want to read!

Nan said...

Isn't it great to read what you want, when you want!

Les said...

I agree with Nan! I look forward to having more free time this winter so I can curl up with some good books. I love summer, but rarely have time to fit in more than one or two books a month.