school's out, reading is in
I've started my "summer" reading already. Generally, during the winter months, I read non-fiction and, of course, graphic novels. Once spring comes, I catch up on whatever fiction I put aside during the previous months.
On Saturday, I started - and finished - The Jester. I enjoyed it enough that I've been speaking the language of the book without realizing it. That is, I'm talking like some ren faire geek. It's not a Pulitzer novel by any means, there are enough holes in the story to make even a second grader wince. But the storytelling itself is good. It's got knights and love and blood and guts and it reads like a tale that you would hear sitting around a tavern.
So what's on my list? Some books that are in the summer line-up:
I have a summer tradition of re-reading books from my childhood, as well as some newer children's books.
I'll flip my way through From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and Half Magic once more before hitting the library for more current fare.
If you have an adolescent who needs books to read over the summer, I highly recommend the following:
I'll take suggestions of what to add to my summer list (I generally like to read one novel and one children's book a week). Criteria is important: Must be fiction (unless it's about baseball, then I'll read non-fiction) and it must be more entertaining than education. School's out in summer, you know.
Feel free to persuade me to pick up a non-fiction book this summer.