Thursday, July 8, 2010
Summer heat wave, and summer reading
Now several blogs have brought up what your favorite summer reading is, and in fact Lauren Oliver (of before i fall) even ran a contest about it, and I was seriously gratified to see that I was far from the only person who's number one favorite summer read was Harry Potter. But it got me to thinking about why some books were my "summer" books and why others were more my "winter" books. My theory is it's a bit of nostalgia for the first time you read them, Harry Potter was always (as far as I can remember anyhow) released in the summer. And every time there was a new one, I would read it, then go back to the begining and read them all including the newest one. Meaning I was, by about book 4, spending several weeks in a summer entirely consumed by Hogwarts, or at Hogwarts as the hubby is fond of saying. So now it just doesn't seem like a complete summer without a good old sit down with Harry, Ron, Hermione and the gang.
The same with Percy Jackson and the Olympians, super summer read that now seems like a necessary part of the summer repertoire. I can't wait to see if one of my new books will become part of the must reads of summer!
So what is it you'll be reading this summer?