This week's RevGalBlogPals Friday Five is about one of my favorite subjects: books.
1.Do you think of summer as a particularly good season for reading? Why or why not?
For the past couple of years we have been so busy every summer that I find it difficult to take book breaks the way I would, say, on a blizzardy winter weekend.
2) Have you ever fallen asleep reading on the beach?
I can honestly say I've never fallen asleep on the beach, period...although I did recently fall asleep in a lawn swing outside a friend's lakeside cottage.
3) Can you recall a favorite childhood book read in the summertime?
When I was a kid I devoured books from the public library. One year I read every Thornton Burgess animal book on the library shelf; another year it was the Laura Ingalls Wilder books; another year I was fascinated by mythology and read every book the librarian could find on that subject. I loved books about science and animals. When I was a very small child, a neighbor lent me several Flower Fairies books, and I hoped against hope that fairies also lived in my back yard, and even set food out for them in hopes of getting on their good sides.
4) Do you have a favorite genre for light or relaxing reading?
Detective novels and humorous essays, definitely.
5) What is the next book on your reading list?
Funny you should ask. Several weeks ago I read about how Hemingway's The Nick Adams Stories had been the focus of a statewide reading program last year, and my reaction was, "Hmmm...well...better late than never." I'm waiting for an uneventful weekend to begin this project. And I do have Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential on my roundtuit list as well.