Friday, May 30, 2014

It's finally SUMMER......need a good read?

Summertime, summertime, sum...sum...summertime...

Happy happy Friday! Today marks the very first day of summer vacation for the gang at The Wright Place. Cole and Meg are off with their grandparents for a few days on a road trip.

Kate and Molly are at home with softball games to be played in the evenings. 

There have been picnics and tea parties leading up to today ...

...and an unexpected dinner out with family last night to send us off into a blissful summer.

{Hi Ant Sab!}

{Helloooooooo Mom!}

Next week will be full of travel for my Man, softball for the rest of us, and books and sunshine for us all. 

We made a family pilgrimage to our favorite bookstore to inaugurate the season of "reading what we want and not what we have to" otherwise known around here as "For Fun Reading Season".  

Here's what we'll have our noses in during the next few weeks: {click on the book's title to go to the Amazon page for the each book.}

Gretchen: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr...I've just begun this book and am captivated. The writing is as beautiful as the cover. 

Also, on it's way to me is Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest . Another much anticipated by book on my list is by Ruth Reichl the writer who brought us the deluxe peanut butter and jelly sandwich a few summers ago and many other lovely books about food {click here for that post} is entitled Delicious and also has a lovely cover. 

Here's hoping I really can judge a book by its cover!

The kids are also loaded up for the beginning of their summer:

Megan is working on Divergent and The Secret Hum of a Daisy and her mom wants her to read Daddy Long Legs  (free on Kindle right now!) before summer ends.

Kate is on a fierce Nancy Drew kick right now and is also reading about an amazing woman named Gladys Aylward.

Molly as expected selected a princess story and lately has been quite taken with what she calls "The Gerald books" by Mo Willems.

Wishing you the happiest and most joyful of sunny warm days full of playing in the sprinkler and evenings taken over by books on your porch!

More from the New York Times about summer reading {here}.
For more about summer reading from years past click {here} and {here} and {here}.

Looooooookkkkkkk who just came home from lunch just as I'm hitting publish!!! Yipeeeeeeee!

His and Hers stacks of books! Amazon...take me away!!

"One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by." ~Jeannette Walls

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