27 June 2008

"I left the house so fast the screen door twanged for a week." aka Friday Five - Summer Reading edition

1. Do you think of summer as a particularly good season for reading? Why or why not?
When I was a student, yes – because summer was when I had the time to read whatever I wanted. Now, as a salaried minion, I don’t find summertime to be any better or worse for reading than the other three seasons.

2. Have you ever fallen asleep reading on the beach? Yes.

3. Can you recall a favorite childhood book read in the summertime?
I can’t think of a ‘childhood’ favorite. About the time I was in middle school, I started a trend where I would spend a summer reading a particular author. I remember reading through all of the Dean Koontz books I could find; they scared the crap out of me. Actually – come to think of it – I *do* remember stumbling across Patrick Mcmanus’ books at the one place that sold books up in Grand Lake (where we spent tons of time in the summers). It’s been several years, but I’ve read them all – they’re hilarious.

4. Do you have a favorite genre for light or relaxing reading?
Funny travelogues a la Bill Bryson; Armchair travels; "chick-lit;" Get Fuzzy comic strips.

5. What is the next book on your reading list?
I’ve always got more than one going. Currently reading:
“Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?” and “Shalimar the Clown”. Next up: “The Pretties”

1 comment:

Bag Blog said...

Back in my teaching days, I looked forward to summer when I could read whatever I wanted and not feel guilty.