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.

9 comments:

Mrs. M said...

I read There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom, too! It was great!

QuakerPastor said...

I definitely am with you for the evening "beverage and book" gig.
Good play! QP

Songbird said...

Sure, Sandman counts!
I remember trying to wedge a book under part of a baby, nursing and reading. It's hard to get time for things with a baby in the house. You're doing well to get through ten pages at a time. :-)

Muthah+ said...

I like your term--Post-liberal. I guess that is what I am becoming. Maybe it is like of like "Old Lutheran" Maybe I am just "Old Liberal" not post-libera

joan said...

No beach reading, but I habitually read something every night before I go to sleep, I know it's time to turn out the lights when the book falls out of my hands.
This week I finished the autobiography of Beverly Clearly who wrote children books such as Ramona. It was interesting seeing how she used her life for her books.
Light reading: mysteries, Reader's Digest Condensed books and children's books.
I prefer to read laying down ... with toast and honey and a glass of ice cold milk.
Who says summer is for reading, I'll do it anytime, anywhere. I used to think baby feeding time meant a good 30-45 minutes of sitting and reading.
Joan in El Dorado, Arkansas

lutheranmom said...

I used to love Christopher Pike, I was just wishing I hadn't given my collection of his books away.

Deb said...

OK, I'm such a Trekkie, when I read Christopher Pike I thought of original Star Trek...

sigh

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hip2B said...

Sandman counts!

Rev Scott said...

Let me agree that Sandman definitely counts. Neil Gaiman is a marvelously talented writer. Have you tried American Gods or Anansi Boys? Both are excellent.

And I hear you on the impact of children on reading. We're expecting #2 in a few weeks, and as much as I'd like to think paternity leave will allow for time to read, I know better these days.