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:
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.
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.
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!