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Book Worms

Posted Jul 08 2010 4:16am

Tonight we went out to dinner. The entire time we were at the restaurant, Kate didn’t say two words to us. And it was perfectly ok with me.

She had her nose in a book.

On the way to the grocery store… not a peep. She had her nose in a book.

At the grocery store, she sat inside the cart instead of walking beside me. She had her nose in a book.

It was Junie B. Jones, not a literary masterpiece, and while Junie B.’s grammar drives me bananas, I can’t really describe how good it made me feel to see her unable to tear herself away from the story.

I love, love, love to read. Books have been such a companion for me throughout my life, and even though I hope Kate continues to be less backward and shy than I always was (her outgoing personality still catches me off guard at times), I hope she will develop a passion for reading the way I did.

Just this weekend, I remembered how much I enjoy a good book. I hadn’t read anything for a while… I had been plodding my way through a less-than-compelling book for a couple months, but I finally put it aside and grabbed some fun books as we headed out on our road trip.

While we were gone, I read these books

They’re by two of my favorite authors, and I loved them both (as I have everything else those two have written).

Now, much like Kate, I have the bug. I am back on the reading wagon, and I’m looking for recommendations. We’ve got a week at the beach coming up and I need a stock pile!

So… whaddya got? What’s on your summer reading list this year? I can’t wait to find out!

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