Daily Archives: June 17, 2016

beach reads

Here are the books I’m packing for the beach. They are wrapped in the thin paper bag that they were slipped into just after I purchased them. We still have sunscreen to purchase, and a rental car to book, and a few dozen other things to do before we leave. But the books are ready, so I’m ready.


I’ve been reading so much non-fiction lately, on tough, tough subjects, that I really wanted (needed) a good reading vacation. So I’m excited. I’ve used my library card more this year to date than I can remember doing in a long time. I still love to buy books, and I like to take my own books to the beach (and pass them on to my parents when I’m done), but it’s also nice to stop at the branch library near my house every couple of weeks and pick up the reserved copies they are holding for me. I used to write down book titles on post-it notes after hearing author discussions or book reviews on NPR. Now I just put them directly on my reserve list. It’s lovely.

I promise a good post (or two) on what I have been reading soon. Always, always happy to hear your reading list as well.