The Books of Summer…

I do a lot of reading in the summer.
What else can you do,in the afternoons,in Florida,when it’s over 90+ degrees in the shade,and humidity to match?
So,most afternoons,I can be found,sitting by the pool,reading a good book.
….yes,the the glass of wine is usually close by….
…..very close…..
Except from 2-3PM,when I’m watching General Hospital.
I’ve been watching it since day one,fer Gawd’s sake,and I’m not quitting now!When I was working,I taped it,but now I can watch it,every afternoon.Except when I have to be away ,in which case I DVR it.And now Anthony Geary is leaving forever….what will I do without Luke?…..Laura and Holly are back,Lucky and Ethan have been kidnapped….O.M.G. I have to be there for them……
But I have digressed…..
okay,I’m over that. Whew…
Other than that one hour of weakness,in the heat of our steamy afternoons,I can be found reading……
In anticipation of Harper Lee’s new novel,”Go Set A Watchman,” which I already have on order,at Amazon,I read/re-read “To Kill A Mockingbird.”
Come on July 14,when it should be here.
And loved it as much as the first time I read it.
And I just finished  reading “The True Story of Hansel and Gretel” by Louise Murphy.

contentIt’s a novel about two children surviving WWII,in Poland.Kind of strong,but a great read.I see Angelina Jolie producing a movie of this novel.
Spoiler alert-it does have a happy ending….sort of…
 

Currently,I’m reading “In The Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume.

 judy blume
 
I know she usually writes for teens,but this was written for adults,and,based on actual events, is about three planes that crashed in New Jersey in the early 50’s.So far,it reminds me of “The Bridge of San Luis Rey.” How did these people all come together to be involved in such a tragedy?

Sooooo…
now that I’ve made my confession of how I spend a steamy,summer afternoon,what do you do on a hot,steamy afternoon?
Laze by the pool with a good book?
If so,what are you reading?
I love seeing other’s reading lists.
So share away…..
Go…….

2 responses to “The Books of Summer…

  1. I just finished Gone Girl. It was a good read, but I didn’t care for the ending. I might have to read that Judy Bloom book you posted here.
    We might not have the steamy heat you are having in Florida, but up here in the north country it’s been cool and rainy. So I’ve been spending my time indoors sewing a queen-size quilt.

  2. I didn’t care for the ending in Gone Girl,either.I thought the two of them were both nuts and they deserved each other.

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