The children's school uniforms are raggedy and unkempt.
Their attitudes seem to match.
It has finally stopped raining and really all we want to do is go outside and soak up the sun.
We are hoping to do a lot of swimming and sleeping in and of course some good reading.
I already have a list of books that I can't wait to get into.
The next Maisie Dobbs mystery.
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton, a new favorite author that my sister, Erica, discovered.
A re-read of The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - book #2 in the Flavia De Luce series, it was so good the first time I need to read it again.
The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Prisoner's Dilemma,
the third in this children's fiction trilogy.
And I'm thinking of taking in some Frances Hodgson Burnett this summer,
The Secret Garden and A Little Princess, because they just feel summery to me.
As you can see there is not a whole lot of "real" going on in my reading choices this summer.
That is because sometimes a frivolous escape is exactly what you need on a lazy summer afternoon.
My friend, author Renee Riva, has offered up her scrumptious trilogy of books in a giveaway about our favorite girl AJ, that takes us on a winding path through her last childhood summer living on Indian Lake in Saving Sailor,
a momentous move to Italy with her crazy Italian American family in Taking Tuscany,
and back to Lake and the boy of her dreams in book number three, Heading Home.
Leave your favorite summer read in the comments for a chance to win these three paperbacks to stick in your beach bag.
Comments close Monday, June 14th @ 9:00 pm. Winner announced on Tuesday June 15.