Beach Reading “Survey”!

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Last Sunday, I walked about 45 minutes along the Lake Michigan beach. It was a perfect beach day with lots of folks swimming in the warmer-than-usual lake and sunbathing. Many of the sunbathers were also reading. As I walked, I tried to see what they were reading.

Most were holding mass market paperbacks or magazines. I didn’t notice one single e-reader in spite of the recent e-reader ads that tout how well they work on a sunny day at the beach. I noticed many reading one of the page turners from Stieg Larsson, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Girl Who Played with Fire; Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. I could tell from the cover graphics, that many were holding mysteries, but I couldn’t see the titles. People was a popular magazine choice that day.

After my walk, I returned to my beach chair and continued reading Let the Great World Spin, the August title for my book group. I’m looking forward to the discussion – there’s much to talk about in this one.

What are you reading on the beach or in your back yard this summer? And don’t forget to add it to your reading log for the grown-up summer reading game.


Summer Reading

Posted by Ann Rohrbaugh at 08/09/2010 08:59:53 AM | 

I came to the library the other day looking for a good fiction book. I haven't been able to read fiction for months (distracted, mostly). I left with three books, two of which I have started. Kokoro by Natsume Soseki, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. I also picked up The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life by William Nicholson. All three were easy to find on the shelves of our beautiful library.

Just a note: Our book club is reading Little Bee by Chris Cleave, which I chose after reading it this spring. Amazing book.
Posted by: Katie ( Email ) at 8/9/2010 2:22 PM

I always enjoy hearing what others are reading. Of these you've mentioned, I've only read LITTLE BEE. Indeed an amazing book. Thanks for sharing what you are reading.
Posted by: AnnR ( Email ) at 8/9/2010 3:34 PM

Yes many times on weekend i confuse what to read, i just call my friends, and ask them which book or magazine people read more. So it is good post to see what others reading at beach. It's fantastic! (great to observe what others reading)
Posted by: Jamith ( Email ) at 8/11/2010 8:28 AM

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