The theme this time is all about Summer Reading...love it! Reading is one of my favorite things to do and always has been. I love to curl up with a good book and get lost in the pages. I love the idea of settling in with a good book while lounging at the beach or lake, all nice and quiet, listening to the sounds of...quiet. But really, how often is that going to happen? So, typically I pick up my book before bed and read for about an hour before ending my day.
A couple of the books I've enjoyed recently have included...
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Flirting With Forty by Jane Porter
And next on my list is Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
(picking it up from the library tomorrow!)
If you know anything about me you know that I am a frugal kind of girl. So I don't usually go out and buy books. I am a big supporter of my local library, which is where the majority of my books come from. I mean, you can't beat FREE, can you? Sometimes I borrow books from friends and occasionally I pick up some at Goodwill or yard sales.
It is rare that I will go to a bookstore to buy a book...unless it is something by Nicolas Sparks because I know I will read and re-read his books over and over again...love his stuff!!! I'm such a sucker for love stories (but NOT romance novels).
I also love to sit with my children and read with them. I like to see my love of books is being passed on to them as well.
My daughter just started The Sisters Grimm series (she is going into 4th grade).
And my son is into the Flat Stanley books right now (he is going into 1st grade).
I am anxious to see what everyone else is reading...What are some of your favorite books? What are you reading this summer?