Although the familiar ring of the ice cream truck seems to be a thing of the past
and I no longer rock a camp t-shirt and flip flops
and afternoons by the pool are few and far between
there is one thing that remains the same in my heart.
That's summer reading. I always seem to make just a little more time for joy reading throughout the summer nights. It should be a law of nature.
The Hunger Games trilogy
I liked these books, but not as much as everyone else seemed to. I can't say that I fell in LOVE with the characters, maybe just cared about them a great deal. The main reason I read all three was because I was curious to see how it would end.
This was a really good book. It was funny and heartbreaking. I recommend it for a really quick read.
Mennonite in a LBD
I didn't care for this. I think my expectations were way too high. I thought it would be funny and interesting... in my opinion, it was dull and monotonous. Also, I was expecting a light summer read and found myself stuck on a lot of big words and dry humor. Maybe I'm not smart enough for this book? ;)
This was good. Not great, but good. Things I liked: learning about history and the role of France in WWII, the readability, the heartwrenching account of a little girl. Things I didn't like: The present day character and her husband (can't remember their names) were annoying. There could have been a lot more suspense and surprises throughout the story, but it was pretty predictable.
I liked this book, and I liked the movie as well. I think what drew me in and kept me there was the relatability between myself and Emma. I felt like I was reading about my own life for the first half of the book. and Dexter is exactly the type of idiot I always fall for.
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