This past week at the Harpy Beach House, there was a lot of reading. Reading on the porch. Reading on the beach. Reading in bed at night. Reading on newfangled devices; Michelle has an Ipad and I have a Sony Touch e-Reader. We managed to knock off a lot of books. My beach reads: Andrea Levy’s The Long Song and David Nicholls’s One Day. Both are well worth your money. I could go on at length about why, but just click the links, and then run off to your nearest library or bookstore.
Whenever I pile up books for summer vacation, I’m always reminded of the summer before my senior year in high school, when we were assigned the summer reading trifecta of Beloved, Crime and Punishment and Heart of Darkness. Oh yeah! Good times! I balanced out all that suffering and death with a slew of bodice-ripping historical romances, purchased at local yard sales.
What are you reading in the dog days of summer? Light and fluffy? Serious brain food? Recommendations are always appreciated!