Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday Five: Summer Reading

Songbird over at RevGalBlogPals says:

Back in the day, before I went to seminary, I worked in the Children's Room at the Public Library, and every year we geared up for Summer Reading. Children would come in and record the books read over the summer, and the season included numerous special and celebratory events. As a lifelong book lover and enthusiastic summer reader, I find I still accumulate a pile of books for the summer.

This week, then, a Summer Reading Friday Five.

1) Do you think of summer as a particularly good season for reading? Why or why not?
The main reason it's good for me now is that the daylight lasts longer and I like best to read by natural light. Otherwise I read pretty much equally all year round.

2) Have you ever fallen asleep reading on the beach?
Not that I recall. I'm not much of a lier on the beach anyway and lots of sun is not my skin's friend. In fact I don't usually read lying down anywhere.

3) Can you recall a favorite childhood book read in the summertime?
Pride and Prejudice, which I read for the first time during a summer reading program when I was 10. I get a lot more out of it each time I reread it but I enjoyed it even then.

4) Do you have a favorite genre for light or relaxing reading?
I read mysteries all the time, but sometimes to be really relaxed I like to read romance novels by Katie fforde and Erica James, or even better -- Miss Read. It's like a vacation in the Cotswolds!

5) What is the next book on your reading list?
Not sure. I brought with me (on vacation to Minneapolis) Alan Furst's new book The Spies of Warsaw; Charles Todd's A Pale Horse; and Michael Connelly's Black Ice. So it will be one of those. When I get home, I'll be reading the next RevGalBlogPals book discussion book (the one about the Christian, the Moslem and the Jew who meet to discuss their faiths.) Looking forward to it!


Songbird said...

Oh, I'm glad you'll be reading Faith Club! I'm leading the discussion and hope lots of people will participate.
The trouble with Miss Read is all the copies I have are little paperbacks with tiny print...

Diane said...

hey! good to meet you! what a great list of books. I hope I get the Faith Club read, too. But, I have been buying too many books lately...

I don't know the Miss Read ones, so I'll have to look into it.

Crimson Rambler said...

if you keep watching in 2nd hand bookstores, you CAN find Large Print "Miss Reads"...I'm a fan too!