Happy First Day of Summer!
How's summer starting out for all of you? I don't think there's one season I love over another, but summer comes pretty darn close to being at the top for me! I just love the laziness of summer, the casualness of cool nights spent on the deck, get togethers with family and friends, and afterall who doesn't love a season bookended (is that a word?!) with holidays? Another thing I love is the image in my head of spending time at the beach with nothing better to do than get caught up on my reading ... definitely an image, because I haven't done this in forever! So for all of you summer lovers out there who are looking for a good book to read my mom, Penny, has put together a list of some of her recent favorite titles. I lean towards the romantic side (yes, I am a hopeless romantic, emphasis on the hopeless part!), but my mom loves mysteries ... always has and probably always will! Anyway, I'm handing the blog over to her ... Here you go!
With those crazy, lazy days of summer finally here, what better time to not only quilt but also read. Reading is another one of our favorite pastimes! Megan enjoys historical romances by Deborah Holland. She also enjoys reading Debbie Macomber and Brenda Novak books as well.
While I enjoy reading Debbie Macomber’s books, I really enjoy books by David Baldacci (did you know that the characters, King and Maxwell on TNT at 10:00 on Mondays this summer are from a number of his books?), Lisa Scottoline (so far, my favorite has been The Vendetta Defense... the story line is interesting and the characters actually make you laugh out loud at times with their shenanigans. But, my all-time favorite author is … Dorothea Benton Frank! She writes a novel once a year, usually it is published each June and they are all packed with human interest, laugh out loud humor along with interesting tidbits. Last year’s novel, Porch Lights, was focused on interesting information about Edgar Allen Poe. This year’s novel is entitled The Last Original Wife: A Novel.
Another genre of books that Megan and I enjoy are cookbooks. We enjoy reading/looking through all of the cookbooks we have. Our latest find is The Smitten Kitchen cookbook by Deb Perelman. The writing is phenomenal, pictures scrumptious and recipes make you want to jump up and cook immediately! Best of all the book lays flat which is great when trying to follow a recipe!
What books or authors do you enjoy reading? It would be great to have you share! ... Penny