Starting about the age of 8, if you asked me what my favorite thing about the long vacation ahead, I would have replied: “I can read all day!” And when I could get away with it, I did. My parents would shoo me outside and I would take a book.
I still fantasize about the possibility of uninterrupted time spent just reading for pleasure. When I see the Summer Reading Lists start to appear I hoard them like a knitter hoards yarn. Just like knitters (like me) live in fear of being under-yarned, readers live in fear of being under-booked. Here’s a list of book lists that have me itching for those long Summer stretches of time spent with good books.