Monday, August 31, 2015

Back to School | Currently Reading

I hope everyone had an amazing summer. 

I haven't managed to blog one single summer since I started Book Den. Every year I'm avidly reading through the spring and I think there's no way I'm slowing down once summer hits, but as soon as it does... I disappear. Every time. The weather warms up, the days get long, I am nowhere near a computer when I'm not at work.

I didn't read much this summer, either.

These are the books I read while I was away:

 Wilder Boys by Brandon Wallace  The Bear Who Wouldn't Leave by J.H. Moncrieff  The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
 Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie  The Border by Robert McCammon The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

I wish I had waited until the fall to read The Border, but I wasn't strong enough to resist. I hate that McCammon's books are always released in May. I think a lot of books are released in preparation of summer reading, but I'm just not a summer reader. I hear the term "beach read" a lot, but the last thing I want to do on the beach is read.

Peter Pan was one of the books I read with my kids over the summer. I'm really, really enjoying reading books to them that I missed out on as a kid (as well as revisiting old favorites!) They read some things on their own a bit through the summer, but they are a lot like me when the sun is shining.

Now that we are back to school and "summer" is over, it's like a switch has been flipped. We are all back to reading again. It's a weird thing.

I've decided from now on Book Den will go on hiatus for the summers. I used to stress about it during the summer knowing I should be posting and keeping up with what's going on with everyone. This summer I was realistic and when my blog entered my mind, I just gave some thought to what I wanted to do once I returned. It was nice to have some time to gain a little clarity.

Now I have some catching up to do!

I'm currently reading All Quiet on the Western Front and Charlotte's Web. The last time I read Charlotte's Web with my kids, they baled on me, but my 8 year old picked it to read this week. I'm steeling myself for all of the crying I'm going to have to try not to do. If you haven't yet read Charlotte's Web, it is definitely something to experience.

 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

And that's where I'm at. I'm looking forward to fall and everything that it brings.

I'd love to hear how your summer went and what you've been reading. Let me know in the comments or leave me a link if it's on your blog!


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  1. My summer was packed full of reading but it still wasn't enough to make a dent in the TBR. Oh, well. I have to say, I'm craving some serious horror these days. Much as I hate for summer to end I am apparently ready for fall reading material!

    1. I'm craving some serious horror, too. I just don't have enough of it in my life these days.

  2. Welcome back! I'm not much of a summer reader either. Unless it's too hot to do anything, that is.

  3. I don't read much in the summer either and don't have much to say on the blog. Too busy playing outside!

  4. I don't read much in the summer either and don't have much to say on the blog. Too busy playing outside!

  5. I have so many Robert McCammon books on my TBR! The Handmaid's Tale is heartbreaking, hope you enjoyed it though.


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