The official start of summer will be upon us before we know it. June 21 is not far off and I will celebrate the day before by trekking the hills of Vestal in the Vestal XX. When I’m not writing, running or working, I am reading. And summer is a time when I love to sit on the screened in porch – particularly once the Stanley Cup Playoffs have made watching television boring (except for those 21 days in July when the Tour de France appears) – with a glass of wine and a good book.
In years past, I would take $20-$30 with me to Sam’s Club and buy 4-6 mass market paperbacks that would make good summer reading. This was a while back as these same types of books are now $6-$9 at Sam’s instead of $4-$5. So this year I will look over my book shelves and book piles – the place all those books go that do not fit on the shelves – and read things that I may have missed. When that is done, I will read from my Kindle.
About a year and a half ago, when in the process of getting a new laptop, I had to move to Windows 8 and did so in a 2 in 1 so my laptop can become a tablet if I want. I also discovered the Kindle app which was around previously but I didn’t realize it. My Kindle library currently has 1300+ books in it. I read voraciously but not that voraciously. A good portion are still unread. Consequently, I will probably buy very few books for the summer.
I am going to read mostly fiction for the summer. I have a couple of personal development books I should read but my evening readings will not include these. I may fit them in as a day time portion of my working. One of my first summer books I always read is A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett. I know most people think of Buffett as a singer – he is featured prominently in many of my running playlists – but this book has become a favorite of mine. I have read it four or five times. I loaned it out and never got it back so bought a new copy. I love this book!
Over the next few weeks, I am going to be reviewing several books I have recently read. Many of these are part of book review blog tours. Some are just books I enjoyed so want to tell you about them. Hopefully, you will join me in reading this summer.
Do you read more or less over the summer? What type of book do you like to read? Where do you keep your books in your home – shelves, piles like me, Kindle?