Summer Reading Prep
There are 32 days left until the Ogden Marathon.
33 days until I turn 28.
45 days until school is out for summer.
And that’s when life gets really interesting. For a lot of reasons. Projects I have in the works will be fully launched in June; several projects, large projects. The kids will be out of school and adventures will need to occur. Oasis Summer Nights will kick off. We’ll go to Seattle for my ten year reunion. It’s the busy season for Nick’s work – which is pretty hard to imagine since right now is busy enough. Not to mention we’ll want to go hiking, travel to Seattle for crabbing and time with family. Because let’s face it, we want to do it all – everything, always. And who needs sleep anyway?
We know this summer is going to be crazy and insane and maddening and so much fun and exhausting and so, so, so much fun and still, exhausting. I know that. And so I’ve started planning in a little quiet time for myself – starting with a summer reading list!
I just bought myself Paper Towns which at my current reading pace might actually last me until June. Although, I started the book yesterday and have already gone about a quarter of the way through (on my Surface while I was running on the treadmill – a great way to get some reading time in by the way).
I started a to-read list and so far I only have the following:
The Bean Trees
The House Girl
It’s funny because as I have switched from the traditional printed books to reading on a kindle and now on my Surface, I still have some particular books that I prefer to read from an actual printed book. The Flavia de Luce books are a perfect example – I just like the aesthetic of the covers and I like having a book on my nightstand.
I’m also looking for some good books for Mack to read this summer. I loved the Boxcar Children as a kid and I tried to get him into those last year, he just wasn’t having it. I think a series would be fun and something he could read a chapter or two in each night. I want longer books so we can review where he left off and remember the story line before reading each night to help him with reading comprehension and retention.
Of course Spencer is just happy to be a part of whatever Mack is up to. They are now sharing a room now, a decision that came about during the grandparents visit and though they went back to their own rooms after the grandparents left, they’ve decided they like sharing a room more than having their own. Which is fine by me – one bedtime, one book reading and then hearing those two giggle themselves to sleep. Yeah, I can handle that J
Question of the day: What’s on your summer reading list (and will you be reading the e-book or a physical copy?) Any good book recommendations that I need to add to my list?