I've just joined a book group, so this is so appropriate!
This week, then, a Summer Reading Friday Five.
1) Do you think of summer as a particularly good season for reading? Why or why not?
I lived for a long time in Cleveland, Oh, so summer was a time to be outdoors. Reading was a winter activity. Snuggling up with a good book during a blizzard--what could be better! Now, I have gardening to do, so reading gets short shrift in the summer, in hot, humid Memphis.
2) Have you ever fallen asleep reading on the beach?
Not a beach sitter/reader, so no. I don't think I've sat on the beach in 30 years.
3) Can you recall a favorite childhood book read in the summertime?
Shoot, I can't remember childhood. Actually, when I was small, I read the Boxcar children books and then Nancy Drew. I remember being about 12 and reading the intro to Hawaii (Michener) in Life or Look and wanting to check it out of the library to read. The librarian (a cousin of mine) said I was too young to read it. I told her I was going to read it anyway.
4) Do you have a favorite genre for light or relaxing reading?
Female dectective novels. Nancy Drew grown up.
5) What is the next book on your reading list?
My next book will be a ways off. I'm reading Saving Paradise by Rita Nakishima Brock. She and her coauthor discovered that there is no art depecting the crucifixion prior to about 900. The book is an exploration of salvation in the early church. The dominant motif they discovered is Paradise, both as a present reality and as the future hope.
Kay Warren (Rick's wife) new book is on it's way from Amazon. I'm hoping to use it as a sermon story for one of the parables in July. I've got a stack of books lying around and a bunch for my Sony eReader for an upcoming trip. The eReader books include the latest James Bond, the first novel by Ian Rankin in the Inspector Rebus series which was just recommended to me. I've also got the latest Sue Grafton.