Thursday, July 15, 2010


This week's Booking Through Thursday question asks about "hot reading."  Specifically:
Well, folks, I don’t know about where you are, but right here, it’s HOT.
So … when you think about “hot reading,” what does that make you think of? Beach reading? Steamy romances? Books that take place in hot climates? Or cold ones?
I used to associate hot summer weather with reading long, fluffy novels with plenty of romance, empire building, and inter-generational conflict -- The Shell Seekers, for example, or Kane and Able. But once I started working, summer was no longer a special time to lollygag by the pool or on the back porch with a cool drink and a hot book.  Summer is just three more months in the office.

I am going to try this year to recreate those enjoyable summer reading experiences. I just got a copy of Valley of the Dolls. Now all I need is a sun hat and a G&T. 


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your answer is pretty good too. Summer doesn't mean any more reading time than usual for me, either...would love to have those three months off to lounge and read.

  2. Bev -- So true! I wish I were a kid again. Summer off seems such a luxury now.

  3. I don't think my reading changes during the summer, except when I can manage to sneak away to the beach.


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