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29 June 2008

Beach Bag Books

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. --Groucho Marx
I am a "Reader"! Books inhabit most every corner of my world. I just love when a book "eats me", when I can't wait to get back home to curl up with it and find out what happens next...books that pick me up and take me into lives and places I would never otherwise live in or visit.

Of course I read 12 months a year, but in summer my brain, and my reading style, shifts down. During long winter months I choose to read heavier than I do in summer...non -fiction, history, biography,non-fluff fiction...This time of year though I go through books like some people go through chips and I often read 2 and 3 at a time. I pick up fun, light, smiley books, I also go back and reread favorites-Dickens, Austen... and catch up with books I missed. There are usually at least two or three old friends in the mix.
Some of my favorite books of all time I read while my toes were in the sand or while the ballgame played on in the background-Charlotte's Web, The Secret Garden, Emma...Summer is simply the best time of year to just read for the joy of reading-so go turn a page!

Here are some picks ready to go into the Beach Bag...Enjoy!