As of 12:47 p.m. today I decided I should share my summer reading list. After all, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial official start to summer. I have contemplated for many months what pages I would turn this summer, and what lessons I would let touch my soul and transform my heart. I have read
a lot of two books lately, both of them being whatever I can find on the $2.99 and under Nook store. Realizing I didn’t want to be fighting the horrible Nook Color glare whilst lounging on a praia, I started considering options for acquiring good ol’ fashioned books to read on férias. (Yes, I’m showing off my Portuguese just a little in these last two sentences.) I had considered the library – what if I lose them or forget them in Brazil? Used book stores – too much effort. Real book stores – too much money. Borrowing from friends – this could work. When our friends invited us over last night to watch hockey and play a game involving plastic trains, I unknowingly and simultaneously surreptitiously had a hidden agenda of leaving with books to read. Here are my Summer Reads for 2014.
My friend whose house we were at is reading this and wants a big TIMEOUT, a la Zack Morris. What she would say is that last night, while I was binging on chips and dip on her couch, I said I needed something to read for our upcoming trip. Fair enough. I really had know idea she had such a great selection of books for all literary diets. She took me to their apartment library and gave me suggestions. Her first recommendation was a book about polygamy, and I knew that her husband’s distant family history with LDS was a sign I should’ve picked up on sooner. Kidding. I didn’t pick that book, but I’m sure it would be fascinating. And, if I actually finish these three books I will check it out of her library/bookcase. Her generosity and much better reading habit than mine concluded with me I walked out of their apartment with my Tupperware, board game, and 2014 Summer Reading list.
Happy Summer and Happy Anniversary to The H!