Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dishing It...Summer Reading

Amanda at Serenity Now is hosting another one of her Dishing It parties and it's always a fun way to mix and mingle with other bloggers and find some neat people along the way. Thanks for hosting Amanda!

The theme this time is all about Summer 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 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?


  1. I loooove Nicholas Sparks too. He's my FAVE!!! I like Jennifer Weiner too. In Her Shoes was GREAT! I might need to read Flirting With Forty, because, after all, I am (39 and holding).

  2. Hi I'm visiting from Amanda's blog. I keep hearing about the Help & it's sounding like a book I'm going to need to pick up soon. :-) Take care!

  3. Love Nicholas Spark and Flat Stanley!!! I think I read about The Help in the newspaper and it sounded good-have to add it to my list. THanks for reminding me!!

  4. Jennifer Weiner's book looks fantastic! I am going to have it to my "must read list"! I love the library too! I love sorting through all of the books! I wish I was making time to read, blogging and crafting have taken up all of my time, I might have to take a break to read a good book!

  5. Yep, The help is on my list AND it seems I need to get reading Jennifer Weiner's books! Thanks for coming by my blog and have a GREAT weekend!