When I asked Kailana if she could help a girl out with a guest post while I’m away at the beach, boy, she came through in spades. Thanks Kailana, and everyone, enjoy this very special guest post!
When Heather asked me to guest blog for her while she was away, I was very excited! There is nothing I like better lately than avoiding writing reviews. Well, if you read my blog, it sure seems that way, anyways. With the summer coming, I thought I would talk about summer reading.
I have seen a lot of posts on the subject. There have been lists, goals, piles, etc posted about on various blogs. I do no such thing. I can’t follow reading requirements during the winter, so the change in climate is not going to make it any easier for me. When I was a kid, though, I was all about setting ‘big’ goals for myself. One summer I read all eight of the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Another year, I tackled The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I didn’t keep track of what I read back then, but it was a lot. Summer vacation meant playing outside and having more time for reading than I did when I was in school. Now, summer just means that the nice weather is here. (We hope, anyway.)
This summer, I just want to have fun. I want to try and keep reading the numbers that I have been reading so far this year, though. That’s my main goal. I also really want to stop using the library as much as I have been and concentrate on reading my own books. I have a lot of ARCs and other review copies that I really want to read and haven’t had a chance to yet. One thing I started this year that I want to keep up is buddy reading and reviews. I have done it before, of course, but this year has been all about the reading together. Actually, by the time you read this post, there should have been a buddy review of a book that I read with Heather. None of my real life friends read as much as I do, and if they do, they live at least an hour away, so it is nice to read with other people in whatever way that is available. It’s also fun and different, so I strongly recommend it if you are looking for a new feature for your blog.
Do I have books that I really want to read this summer? Of course I do! But, if I list them than I am less likely to read them. Does this happen to other people? So, what are your summer reading goals? Do you have any? Do you have any plans for your children and their reading habits? I see that many libraries have programs for children during the summer. Let me know what your plans are and happy summer!