Thursday, August 14, 2008

Slow Summer Reading

MENTAL STATUS: "Tired". Can't sleep right now. I'm having terrible dreams about my kiddo drowning and I can't shake them. (I think we've been in the water too much.)

I have a confession to make. (Yeah. Another one.) I haven't been reading much this summer.

Gasp. Call the lynching librarians!

But it's true. This summer has been CRAZY. (I know. Excuses excuses.) I've actually been too tired to read at night and during the day I try to write. Even when we've hit the beach--where I ALWAYS bring a book--it's been too hot to just sit. Plus, I get antsy and need to get up every 10 minutes.

Well, temperatures have been dropping (a little) so I managed to actually open and start reading a book last weekend that was part of July's FIRST blog tour: Melody Carlson's A Mile in my Flip-Flops. (Hey, I'm only a month behind.) Anyway, I think I finished it in two days. I was even up until one in the morning reading--something I haven't done in soooooooo long. But I really enjoyed this book. In fact, I dub it my perfect "beach read of the summer" and exactly what I needed to get me out of my non-reading slump.

I've since read three novels this week alone. And it feels great! I've so missed reading.

Have you been reading a lot this summer?


Chicki said...

Isn't it fun to do a marathan reading session? When I was in middle school, I used to walk to the library and return with as many books as I could carry then read non-stop for the next two weeks until they were due back. Wish I could do that now. Too much work to do.

Kristen Painter said...

I need to get back to reading too. In fact, I'm going to the bookstore today.

Debora Dennis said...

I'm reading a Christmas Blaze I just found the time to pick up. I started "gone with the witch" for the PC book club and I've got another christmas ebook on the palm - okay so I'm a few seasons behind...I really need to fix that. :)