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Friday, June 27, 2008

Finally Friday Five on Summer Reading

Songbird, a former children's librarian, has posted this wordy-get it-Friday Five:

"This week, then, a Summer Reading Friday Five."

1) Do you think of summer as a particularly good season for reading? Why or why not?
I think every season is a good season for reading. I'm rarely without a book in my hand and for years after I moved to NY, did not even have a television. I was a snob, "Oh, no..I read!" I even considered a vocation as a Librarian.

2) Have you ever fallen asleep reading on the beach?

3) Can you recall a favorite childhood book read in the summertime?
I never knew that that's what they were and my particular library, the Girard, Ohio Free Library, where I later worked as a page, did not feel it important to alphabetize the children's books at that time-but did later when I worked there. made them hard to find. They were the Nancy Drew books. I only knew them the mystery books by McGowan and I really wanted to live IN the books.

4) Do you have a favorite genre for light or relaxing reading?
I know it doesn't sound relaxed, but I like mystery's, not the cozy or cute ones, but the hard boiled ones, with serial killers. With authors like Jeffrey Deaver and John Sanford and Sue Grafton and Sarah Paretsky and Kathy Reichs-much better that the TV show based on her books.

5) What is the next book on your reading list?
Well, I'm currently really enjoying "Here If You Need Me" by Kate Braestrup. I've been reading a lot of thoughtful books by women writing about spirituality as I've been discerning my faith.

I loved this FF and I really love reading.


Rev Dr Mom said...

I read Here If You Need Me last summer while I was on vacation...really enjoyed it, and it contributed to a good sermon, too.

Songbird said...

"Here if You Need Me" is our discussion book for September at RevGals; I hope you'll join in! (We waited for paperback availability.)

Barbara B. said...

I agree -- every season is a good season for reading!!