Summer Reading Fun

07/08/2012 21:02

I love summer, all the activities outside, hiking, swimming, biking, and for me moving to a new home. My husband had a job change which spurred us on to move closer to our retirement dream location. It is only 3 hours away from most of our family and within the same state but still a move none the less. We now have a small log home in the hills of Brown County Indiana surrounded by woods, deer in the back yard, and ravines that hide more animals than I care to think about. Timber rattle snakes come to mind, and fodder for more story ideas.

My favorite thing to do in the summer is to sit outside and read. Even in the stress of moving I still find time to read. And reading helps me to keep connected to our grandchildren too. We read the same books and then talk about them. I love to find out how they feel about the books for children that I am reviewing and they give me great insight into what kids do like. It tickles me to see them excited about Harry Potter, Nancy Drew, and the Goosebumps books- all books I love as well.

Check out the photo gallery for the covers of some of the most recent books on my list. Authors Nancy I. Sanders, Margot Finke, and Beth Reinke are some of my favorites but there are so many. Author Virginia Grenier has won an award for her book Babysitting SugarPaw and so many others. What is your favorite summer book? What are you reading today? Feel free to email me and share what you are reading.