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Friday, May 25, 2012

Jump Into Summer: Memorial Day Weekend 2012

I took off work today to help out and an end of the year carnival at my kids' school, so I am feeling like today is the start of the holiday weekend. Not to mention that today's weather will be just about perfect--sunny and 77.

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff of summer.  Although I am not going anywhere this weekend, I will be hosting a family BBQ one day and hanging in Chicago with some family who are visiting from out of town another day. [I love it when the New Yorkers come to Chicago and are so surprised by how vibrant and bustling our "little" city is.]  Which leave Monday for relaxing at home.

The result is that I am feeling the summer starting, and I don't feel much like working.  But, I will not leave you without anything today.  Start off your summer reading by checking out the ever growing compilation of summer reading lists at RA Online.  They are adding lists as soon as they appear, so bookmark it and check back frequently.  They hit the full range of options from Fiction to Nonfiction too.

I started my first summer read, Blackout, the last installment in Mira Grant's Newsflesh zombie-political thriller series which came out this week.  I have gobbled the first 200 pages already. Use the embedded links to read my reviews of the first 2 books in the series-- Feed and Deadline.  I have paired this fun fluff with my listening to 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, which is amazing but totally different.  I am having trouble choosing which to read when.  I am utterly absorbed by both.

Okay, this is already a longer post than I planned.  So I will end by telling everyone to have a great holiday weekend.  Read a book.  I will be back on Tuesday with some BIG, seriously HUGE, news for all of you who live within driving distance of the BPL.  I have been holding on to this news since early March and am dying to share it.  (Dying is a clue).

PS: Those who can't wait can cheat and click here to figure it out.


Valerie said...

The summer reading link does not work. Could you perhaps correct this>

Becky said...

Thanks Valerie. It appears to be their internal error. I even used their link to it. So I just linked to the main blog page now and there they have the list always in the right hand gutter. That is easier anyway.