As posted by yours truly at RevGalBlogPals:
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?
Well, clearly, since I said it up above, I do. I usually pile up the books in a particular place, though this year I have books on my Kindle as well.
This year will be different, since I won't be taking a big block of vacation in the summer as I did in my last interim and as a settled pastor. But things definitely slow down at church, and my limitations on knitting at the moment mean I'm spending more time reading. (Though I am doing a little knitting, which is a happy thing.)
2) Have you ever fallen asleep reading on the beach?
Yes and had the sunburn to show for it. I can read sitting up, but lie down on my stomach for five minutes, and I am right out like a light and fried up the back of my legs. It's inevitable. This may be one of the reasons I stopped lying on the beach with a book.
I was 11, and it was "Gone With the Wind." I stayed up most of one night reading it by the nightlight in my room, book jammed between the bed and the wall.
4) Do you have a favorite genre for light or relaxing reading?
I've always enjoyed mysteries as popcorn reading.
5) What is the next book on your reading list?
I have the first two Julia Spencer-Fleming titles on my Kindle. They were a free download to promote her new book! That is exciting. As soon as I finish the books in progress now, I'll be entering the world of her priest-detective. I also expect to read the sequels to Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" this summer.
Over at the RevGals' blog, in the sidebar, I've updated our RevGalBookPals schedule through October, so if you are looking for summer reading, look there!