Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summer Reading

Our city's library has always had a summer reading program where children can sign up and receive a record sheet and prize chart. For each tier completed a trinket of some sort is awarded: a bookmark, a free Happy Meal from McDonald's, tokens for the local Chuck E. Cheese. Each summer as a child, I'd eagerly sign up and set to complete all the tiers. I was a bookworm so this seemed just too good to be true!

I'm too old to participate now but I still find myself reading more during the summer. Nothing goes better with the dog days of summer than the crashing waves, a beach chair and a stack of books. I've put together my very own Summer Reading List (which is really just the books I plan to read before the summer is over:

I'm a super fast reader so I will probably read even more. Any recommendations? What are you reading this summer?

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  1. You're going to love The Help! I was reluctant to read it and had trouble with about the first 50 pages (adjusting to the dialect) but after that I couldn't put it down.

  2. I agree, I loved The Help! This summer I am planning on reading The Happiness Project and Water for Elephants. Let us know how your books turn out!

  3. I was a book worm as a kid too. I used to take home stacks of books. The Help is on my list too! I've heard it's great

  4. Ooooh Stacy, I forgot about The Happiness Project. I have that one on its way to me now, it is definitely on the list. I read Water for Elephants a little over a month ago. I LOVED IT!

  5. What a great idea! I'm reading A Tree Grows In Brooklyn right now and LOVING it! Happy Reading!

  6. I loved the book "Bringing Home the Birkin" -- so witty and funny :) The Help & Three Cups of Tea are also on my reading list! Happy reading & enjoy your summer!


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