Whether images of beach towels or hammocks or front stoops, or the deep freeze of the A/C b blasting while curled up under a blanket, or the windows flung wide open and the outside world and all of its sounds playing backdrop, summer reading feels… different somehow. Special. An extra sweet treat.
Fluff, adventure, romance, the hot title of the moment about which everyone is yammering while tucked under their arm, or sitting on the nightstand, or at the front of the carousel on the tablet, it feels like a club to which we can all belong. The entrance fee? Merely choosing which book to read and enjoy next. It’s a club that meets for a few short weeks once a year and everyone can join in on the fun.
Why does it feel different? Is it simply because it’s summertime? Is it linked to childhood memories when, no matter whether you were stay-cationing or gallivanting, you were destined to enjoy whatever book you chose simply by the act of choosing itself? Or, does it go deeper than that. Is it connected to feelings related to the ability to escape (boredom? The heat? Life?) into a story, something you can then share with the people in your life. Is it something even simpler: a way of expressing and sharing love during a time of the year that seems to hold more freedom.
There is something different about summer reading. **
** I realize that uhhhh, for our family Down Under, it’s wintertime, buuuuuuuuut… maybe we can bring a little summertime to your winter blues. 😀
What does that term, summer reading, conjure up for you? Do you have memories of summertime reading adventures, even those assigned for school? And what books are on your summer reading list? Are they favorites being reread or new releases? Do you have any summer reading traditions?
Summer reading… there’s something special about summertime + books.
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