School has been officially out now for two weeks at our house. The first week was spent at Girls Camp so this week was our first “official” week of summer.
There is always an adjustment period. The girls think that since it is summer they can stay up as late as they want and then sleep in as late as they want….WRONG!
I am not a “sleeper inner” – never have been -at least I don’t remember being one as a teenager – was I mom?? Since I regularly get up at 6:00 a.m. my definition of sleeping in is 8:00 a.m. – my daughters’ ideas of sleeping in are a little different!
I have decided that sleeping until 9:00 a.m. should be adequate (especially if you go to bed before midnight!) but my girls have discovered a secret. I will let them stay in bed as long as they want if I find them in bed reading a book – yes, I am a sucker for a reader. I love finding my children curled up with a good book and I’ll let them get out of just about anything if they are reading!
So yes – this is where I found my girls this morning….
You see they have fallen in love with vampires – at least books about vampires. Tessa has already read the Twilight series and has finished the first two books in another vampire series (Marked and Betrayed and we are waiting for the third one to come into the library).
Cali was so busy with AP Literature this past year she didn’t have any time for recreational reading and she has just started the Twilight series.
Even I have succumbed to the “vampire trend” and have read the first two books of the Twilight series and need to finish the third one before the fourth comes out in August – and yes, I have pre-ordered my copy which can be picked up at the bookstore at 12:00 a.m. on August 2nd!
I love a good summer time read. I tend to read a little different genre of book in the summer, an “easier” read. We are headed to the beach this next week for our annual “Week at the Beach” so I have a pile of books to take along including my book club book for the month, Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell. Also in my pile are Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer and her newest book, The Host: A Novel I hope to finish Eat, Pray, Love which I started a few months ago and just haven’t seemed to get around to finishing as well as a couple of others! There is the one other book – a special book I take to the beach with me every year to re-read. I’ll share that one with you next week.
Do you have any favorite summer reads? What’s on your list to read this summer? Please share by leaving a comment below (remember to click through to the blog to leave your comment if you are reading this through an email update or rss reader)
One of my summer goals is to read a book a week – I better get busy!