Can I just say I think it's really funny of me to write about something I haven't done yet. It's now day 5 of my staycation, and I have no clue what I'm going to do. I would like to say that I will sit back, relax and take it easy, but I'm pretty sure that won't be what I do. Today will probably be the day I get caught up on the house cleaning I avoided the day before. I may end up doing laundry, always a good time. For that matter I may break down, fire up the computer, log into my blog and write a review or two that are due later this week. Either way, I'll probably start getting myself ready for returning to work on Thursday. I love my job, so by now, I'm probably itching to get back to it. Though I do understand the need to step away from it for a few days and recharge.
Today, I would like to turn the blog over to a blogger that I'm had pleasure of knowing from almost the beginning, and if I had a long lost sister out there, Michelle would be her. Michelle of The True Book Addict, and about a million other blogs, has truly become one of my favorite people on the face of the planet. She is an amazing blogger, writer, mother, and friend who has the energy of a hundred other people going at full steam. She juggles more than I can ever fathom, and she never drops a ball. I admire and respect her and I hope we stay friends for years to come. Now that I'm done gushing about her, go on over to her blog and say hi.
I'd like to thank my good friend, Ryan, for having me as a guest today. Now, since it's summer, I thought I would share a bit of nostalgia from the summers of my past. When I was a preteen, and in my early teens, I went through a period of habitual summer reading. Summer used to be my favorite season (until I moved to the South with the sweltering summer climate) and I looked forward to it every year. My main focus in the years I mentioned above was getting plenty of sun and doing lots of reading.
My first order of business was to pull out my set of Peanuts books by Charles M. Schultz. I had the whole set and they looked just like this image. The books were full of the comic strips that Schultz wrote and I would spend hours reading these and laughing my butt off. Snoopy never failed to crack me up. I usually managed to read the whole set every summer and, you know what? I still have this entire set. My mom saved them and they have been enjoyed by my sister's kids and now mine. Who knows...maybe I'll get them out this summer and bring back a tradition.
My other young adult summer reading habit is a bit strange to me now because I really have not had much use for romance novels for a very long time. But back then, I had a thing for....Harlequin Romances. Eek! I'm serious. I had a stack of those books (I think I ordered them from a book club or something...they had one back then) and I used to read at least one or two of them every summer. I guess I was like other girls that age. Full of romantic ideas and illusions. Not that I'm faulting anyone that still enjoys the romance genre, but, in my case, what a difference a number of years has made. Now I'm just a cynical old adult. I found this cover image and it is exactly like those books I used to read all those years ago. When I look at that cover, it brings back memories of myself as I soaked up the sun on the patio, reading away in my romance novel, and dreaming of my future Prince Charming.
What was your summer reading habit when you were young?