“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson ―
In case you have failed to notice, I love to read. Each season brings different fond memories of how I enjoy this pastime. A summer read is energizing, requiring a glass of icy lemonade (with or without the addition of vodka), a comfortable chair on the patio or a hammock in the yard, and if I can manage it, a lovely breeze to break the sweltering humidity. It is likely I will fall asleep in this state of bliss. Then I awake, replenish my glass, and return to my chair to repeat the process all over again.
― My Summer Reading List ―
Masquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier by Alfred F. Young
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
The Hollow by Agatha Christie
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (This will be my third attempt.)
I always have a few “palate refreshers” on hand that usually last me through the year. Short stories or books with little sections are great to pick up in between reads or for a mental break (i.d. Melville). Right now I am enjoying:
What The Dog Saw by Malcom Gladwell
The Innocence and Wisdom of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton
What are you reading this summer?