Friday, June 27, 2008

Summer Reading Meme

I've been hitting my 365 Albums project pretty hard (Week 1's selections posted tomorrow), plus my new little housemate doesn't like me to get in more than maybe ten pages of a book read at a time. So here comes the RevGals' Friday Five to remind me how neglectful I've been of my reading the past week or more.

1) Do you think of summer as a particularly good season for reading? Why or why not? I do quite enjoy sitting outside in the early evening with a book and beverage, and church stuff usually lightens up. This summer, however, hasn't really produced opportunities for the former, partially because the latter hasn't been true. Also, again, there's the matter of Coffeeson wanting me to pay attention to him. So usually, yes. So far this year, no.

2) Have you ever fallen asleep reading on the beach? I don't read on the beach, but I have nodded off while reading in bed or on the couch.

3) Can you recall a favorite childhood book read in the summertime? The one that I can remember is There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom by Louis Sachar. And lots of Christopher Pike.

4) Do you have a favorite genre for light or relaxing reading? I greatly enjoy collections of short stories. Also, do the Sandman comics count as a genre?

5) What is the next book on your reading list? I've been reading Founding Brothers for weeks now (Coffeeson, ten pages, yadda yadda). When I finally finish that, I'm going to re-read High Fidelity by Nick Hornby.