May 16, 2012 4 Comments
With eighteen days of school left, everyone in the household has summer in mind. Lemonade packets face front in our cupboards and the hot chocolate hibernates in the back. My husband plans to drain the pool cover and ready things for another swimming season.
Which for me, means summer reading.
It’s hard for me to write when the kids are swimming because it’s hard to see the laptop screen. I also can lose myself in the process and forget I’m outside for a reason, and it could mean life and death if I’m not paying attention. I’m also not a millionaire, so I don’t want to take the chance of a big splash fest short circuiting my laptop and my labor of love. Not my kids, my contemporary romance.
So reading it is. My question for everyone is, do your reading habits change in the summer?
Do you read more?
Here’s another question that’s made for good discussion with my friends. Does the quality of your reading change in the summer? For instance, when I went on vacation earlier this year, I saw a lot of what my senior citizen friends call “bodice ripper” covers. They were steamy romance looking covers that women admitted was light reading they preferred on vacation. Once home, it was back to more academic reads.
Is that true for you? Perhaps during the “school” year your reading consists of biographies and other non fiction work, but for the summer, you want some good fiction to take your mind off things, or at least take you somewhere else that you can’t afford for a real vacation.
Me? I mix it up throughout the year. When I cruised, my lounge chair was stacked with writing how-to books, intercessory prayer reads, and free fiction I downloaded for my Kindle.
I’d love to hear about your summer reading plans. Share with me a particular author or title you want to read, too.
By the way, I recommend subscribing to Empowering Christian Women. Karla does a great job letting readers know about free Christian reads for Kindle. Remember to double check the price, as that changes without notice. Keiki also has a site full of E-reader finds at Vessel Project.
Surrendering the good, the bad, and—maybe one day—the chocolate