I can not tell you how much I dislike running. I do it, 1) To keep in shape for my old lady soccer games; 2) To keep my weight in check and 3) To be healthy.
Truth be told, the order of the list is pretty accurate as well -- which I know is sad.
Another good thing about running?
I see things I wouldn't normally see. Example #1 -- Katie's desk.
Example #2: Last week I was running and went past this old fence which had an abundance of yellow wild flowers growing around it when I realized it was really picturesque.
So, I dragged the kids out there later to take pictures of them.
Okay, onto what I wanted to write a post about... Books (squeezed between pictures of my kids for the grandparents...)
Summer is approaching and I feel like it's time to starting reading some truly entertaining books. While not a romance novel reader, I do tend to lean towards books that are well, a little on the "soapy" side. I also love witty/funny books.
What are you reading?
Here's my current "To do" list which I may or may not tackle anytime soon.
- Drop Dead Healthy - I really enjoyed his A Year of Living Biblically and look forward to getting my hands on this one, maybe when it goes to paperback.
- Steve Jobs -- also one I'm waiting for paperback or perhaps for the library to have less than 75+ holds.
- A Moveable Feast - I just finished A Paris Wife, and it's made me want to read Hemingway's account on his first marriage.
- Gone with the Wind - I never get around to this one, and I don't know why.
- The Lord of the Rings - I've got a soft spot for the pseudo sci-fi/fantasy -- e.g., A Wrinkle in Time, Hunger Games, The Princess Bride, Percy Jackson -- and haven't gotten around to reading these (or even seeing the movies!)
Here are my top 5 Favorite Fun (& Easy) Summer Reads
- Valley of the Dolls -- A cult "classic" it's a step above a traditional trashy romance novel. Think soap opera meets Sex in the City meets a lot of alcohol and pills.
- Persuasion -- My all time favorite Austen novel. Read (or re-read it), then watch the BBC series.
- Tales of the City -- Fantastically entertaining first novel of a series about the crazy intertwined lives of a handful of people living in San Francisco in the 60s. Saw it on stage a couple of months ago and it was great.
- Orlando -- Don't be intimidated by Virginia Woolf, this novel made me laugh way more than I thought it would.
- Pride & Prejudice & Zombies -- While I don't usually like spin-offs or parodies of Austen, this one is totally worth the read if you are a P&P fan. Plus, they are making a movie out of it next year if you can believe it.
While I'm making lists, here are three novels I think BBC should consider...
Katie is starting to read chapter books. Any suggestions?
Happy summer reading!!!